Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent


1. Subscriptions
For members wishing to, and if the Honorary Treasurer agrees to such request, the Club now has an option to pay the subscriptions by Direct Debit over a four month period between Novemb er and February . For members taking this option their subscriptions are due by 28 th Febr uary each year.

2. Abandoned Boats and/or Trailers
If, at any time, any fees payable to the Club by any member, or former member (whether by way of arrears of subscriptions, or facilities fees, dinghy park fees, or otherwise) shall be one m onth, or more in arrears and a boat and/or trailer, the property of a member, or former member remains upon the Club premises, then the member, or former member shall remove the boat and/or trailer from the Club immediately. If the member or former member fails to remove the boat and/or trailer then the General Committee may: -

3. Duties
a) All Club members may be called upon from time to time to carry out duties associated with the running of the Clubhouse and Club races. Such duties may include rostered duties on the bar, support boat and race tower. b) It is the responsibility of a member to organise a replacement if they are unable to carry out their allocated duties, if this option fails then contact the committee member responsible for the activity or event involved in a timely manner. c) All members carrying out a duty are responsible for the setting up and clearing away of any equipment associated with the duty.

4. Cadet Members
Cadet Members (which includes family members under the age of 18 ), are now accepted from the age of 8. PLEASE NOTE – Cadets are the responsibility of their parents or designated adult and should be supervised at all times whilst on Club Premises and whilst sailing .

5. Social Members
The following types of social membership are now welcome at TBSC: - Social Family/Couple - includes all children up to the age of 17 and full -time students aged 21 or under. Social Single – Aged 18 or over. Costs are as given on the annual membership form. IMPORTANT – Social members do not have a club key, so are only allowed access to the club house when sailing members are present. They also do NOT have voting rights.

6. Group Nominee Members
An individual nominated in his application for membership by a school, charity , youth or other group (the 'Nominating Group') to supervise any sailing or other use of the Club's facilities by the Nominating Group as may be authorised from time to time by the General Committee.

7. Drinks
Only drinks purchased from the bar may be consumed on the premises. At the discretion of the Commodore at special events, drinks may be bought into the Club.

8. Smoking
Smoking is not allowed within the clubhouse, safety boat locker, the under balcony storage locker, or any club boats.

9. Photography
The unauthorised use of cameras, camera phones or other such devices is not permitted within the Club changing areas.

10. Clothing
Persons in wet clothing must use appropriate chairs. Wet clothing must not be left in the clubhouse overnight. If found it may be removed .

11. Boat Parking 

Members are allocated parking areas on the beach or the bank during the sailing season and must store their boats securely in order to reduce the risk of damage or accidents during adverse weather or by vandalism. Due to the location of our boat parking and the risk that if a rig failed it could cause a mast to crash down onto the pedestrian walkway, where masts are left raised and have an existing rope part of the forestay, they MUST have an additional wire forestay strop fitted. Outside of sailing season dates (identified as between the Boat rigging and De-rigging dates), boats parked on the beach MUST be moved, either to the grass bank, or taken home. Boats left at the club over the close season must also have their mast lowered (and safely stowed) to eliminate the risk of injury or damage to others due to rig failure. 

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