You are invited to attend the 65th Annual General Meeting of Hunts Sailing Club which will take place on Friday 30th November at 7:30pm in the clubhouse. Please find attached the agenda and also a document indicating some rule changes that the committee are proposing. Additionally the committee are proposing changes to some byelaws, these are listed below.
Hunts Sailing Club
Proposed Byelaw Changes (changes are marked in bold)
B.2 Every craft used or stored at the Club shall be insured by the owner against third party liability
to a minimum sum of £2,000,000.
B.3a Canoes (Canadian and kayaks), stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) and radio controlled
model yachts are eligible to cruise or to race separately from dinghy sailing races.
Further to Rule 4.7a, the Honorary Membership Secretary shall keep records of classes
and identification of craft kept or used at the Club by Full Members.
B.5a Club boats are available for hire with permission of the duty officer, deputy authorised by the committee or instructor in charge. Club boats are available for hire only to members but may be used by the hirer’s guest(s). At the discretion of the Committee, Club boats may be used by guests of the Committee for purposes including open days and taster sessions.
B.5b Hire costs are displayed in the clubhouse; the appropriate fee must be paid to the galley before
sailing. The hirer must complete a record sheet with name, date, boat hired, period of hire and
fee deposited. Hirers must be over 18 years of age.
B.6 Craft not racing should keep well clear of races.
B.7 All craft should keep within the boundaries of the sailing lake despite any breaches in the lake bank.
B.13 Children under 14 years are not allowed in any rescue boat unless they are being rescued.
Children aged 14-16 years who have a valid PB2 certificate are allowed to drive Club
powerboats provided that they are accompanied by an adult with a valid PB2 certificate. No
one under 16 should carry out safety boat helm or safety assistant duties.
B.14 During any waterborne activity organised by the Club, a safety boat should be afloat and
fully equipped. The safety boat crew should remain in or near the safety boat and should keep
lookout covering the whole lake. Safety cover should not be withdrawn without adequate
warning to all participants.
B.17 The helm of a powerboat fitted with an engine safety lanyard (kill cord) shall ensure that the kill
cord is attached round his leg. It should not foul the steering or gear controls.
B.19 If the Race Officer, Rescue Officer, instructor in charge or, in the case of a multihanded craft, any crew member, expresses doubt that the level of safety cover and the participant’s capability enable safe participation under the prevailing weather conditions, all affected craft must go ashore and remain ashore.
B.21 When a work boat is used for weed cutting operations, all other craft must keep well clear and come no closer than 50m. In particular, helms must be aware of the danger of passing within 50m astern of a workboat which is towing a cutting blade. During weed cutting operations, other helms shall obey any instructions from the helm or crew of the workboat.
B.33 No person wearing wet clothes shall enter the carpetted area of the clubhouse.
B.38 Smoking or vaping is permitted only in the Club car park.
B.41 With reference to Rule 8.1, any member wishing to change his duty day may use the duty manager system linked from the club website to exchange the duty with that of another member. The system also includes a list of members’ telephone numbers. The duty officers for the days exchanged must be informed as must the duty coordinator.
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