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Safety Requirements

These are the minimum safety requirements for club members.


Fresh water in suitable containers
Fire extinguisher
Manual bilge pump
Minimum of 1 suitable anchor & warp
First aid kit Torch
Foghorn or whistle
Marine type compass
Echo sounder or lead line
Horseshoe life buoy
50 feet minimum heaving line
Life jacket for each person on board
Charts of area to be sailed
Auxiliary engine
VHF radio telephone
Radio capable of receiving weather forecasts
Minimum of 4 red flares in suitable container
Softwood tapered plugs for each hull orifice
A current weather forecast
A passage plan

Dinghies and Rescue boats

Adequate buoyancy aids must be worn at all times. Club owned boats must only be used with adequate rescue boats in the sailing area dinghies owned by members are recommended to also adopt). It is recommended that sailing takes place in an area visible from the harbour. The rescue boats must have a qualified person (minimum RYA Level 2) aged over 18 on board.

Please remember that the safety of the yacht or dinghy and her crew is the sole inescapable duty of the Skipper who should do his/her best to ensure that the yacht is well found, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by a crew who are fit to face the conditions.

The Skipper should ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the crew know where it is and how to use it.

The Yard

The Yard & Craning

Yard Rules

The yard rules and guidelines are displayed on the notice board and at the yard garage. Please note the allocation of winter spaces dates.
Please advise of any craning of boats or occupancy away from the club-organised dates.

Club Rules state: “Third Party minimum insurance of £2,000,000 is required for vessels to participate in club activities”

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