IF YOU HAVE A BOAT AND/OR TRAILER WHICH IS PARKED OR STORED AT THE CLUB PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION AS IT IS IMPORTANT AND COULD AFFECT YOU!
Over the past few months work has been undertaken trying to identify the owners of the numerous boats parked, stored or abandoned at the club premises. A request was made in June to all members requiring boat parking on club premises to make application so that some order could be brought to the various parking areas available.
The flood of applications that was expected did not materialise - only 13 members responded - very disappointing indeed. It is interesting that there are some 90 parking sites at the club (excluding juniors, canoes and the trailer park) of which 76 are occupied by boats.
Notwithstanding the poor response to the request, many of the boats have been paired with owners and sites allocated. Invoicing of boat parking is in progress.
All boats belonging to KYC members are issued with a KYC number, once the club is made aware of the ownership. When a parking site is allocated and payment is received by the club, for the particular year in question, a boat parking sticker is issued to the member to be affixed to the transom of the respective boat. In the event that your boat does not have a KYC number please advise the Admin Manager, Rob Clark Snr in the KYC office and he will arrange for one to be issued.
The club recognises that in certain instances members have road trailers for their boats and the club has an area adjacent to Morton’s for the parking of trailers, which also serves as overflow boat parking. Obviously where a keelboat is involved and the road trailer serves as a launching dolly as well, every effort will be made to allocated appropriate space for the parking of such trailer and boat combination within the boat parking areas.
Members should ensure that their boat is parked in the allocated site when not on the water. Any boats that may have been moved to gain access to your boat, should this be necessary, must be returned to their correct site. Please report any issues to the office as soon as possible.
Boats just seem to materialise out of nowhere. . This is great and members are encouraged to participate in sailing but in order to manage the area someone needs to be advised. When a new (or old) boat is brought to the club for the first time, the club administrator and/or manager must be notified; the club administrator will allocate a parking site if available. A recent example is the appearance of a green Laser in the sheds next to the canoe storage area. A Laser, sail number 176513, has been in the sheds for months and in the past few days a dinghy has appeared.
A boat parking policy has been adopted by the General Committee a copy of which is available from the office but simply put - NO KYC NUMBER AND CURRENT BOAT PARKING STICKER means that the boat will be removed from the boat parking area to the trailer park alongside Morton’s and if not claimed will be disposed of to defray costs. While due care will be exercised by the club in all instances, the trailer park alongside Morton’s is less secure than the area in the immediate vicinity of the club house and it has been known for trailer wheels and lights as well as spars (masts and booms) and fittings to be removed from boats and trailers. Please note that the club and/or its employees accept no responsibility for the property of members left on the premises, or, which due to the actions of the member, is relocated to the trailer park.
Plans for the various parking areas have been prepared and are displayed on the notice board. Please familiarise yourself with the boat parking and your allocated site if you have a boat at the club.
Members will appreciate that your club is attempting to ensure that, where possible, boat parking is made available and managed in a manner that best facilitates utilisation and sailing. PLEASE DO WHAT IS RIGHT!