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Taking club boats off-site

Code of Conduct for taking club boats off-site

The club wishes to encourage members to enter competitive and training events at other sailing locations through offering members who do not have their own boats the opportunity to take club boats to such events.

Where this is required for a cadet/junior member, or where transport is provided by someone other that the cadet/junior member, responsibility for the booking must be taken by the parent (or another full member of UTSC).

In summary, the process for booking/taking a club boat will be as follows:

a. The required club boat is booked out for the days required (as usual) on the website

b. Parent/member emails the Junior Coordinator asking for permission to take the boat off-site for those dates.

c. If OK, the Junior Coordinator will email approval, drawing attention to this code of conduct available on the club's website.

d. Parent/member takes boat off-site.

e. On return, if an event, parent/member submits brief report.

f. Parent/member reports any damage or loss to the Junior Coordinator.

Terms and conditions for use of club boats taken off-site:

  1. Club boats are to be sailed only by UTSC club members.
  2. The parent/member must take good care of the boat and return it and any related equipment to its berth in a clean and tidy condition.
  3. The parent/member will need to provide insurance cover (typically under their own car insurance) for transport of the club boat.
  4. UTSC will insure the club boat against damage and third-party claims whilst the club boat is used by the member/cadet. If any claim is made under this UTSC policy, UTSC will pay any insurance excess.
  5. The club's insurance does not cover personal accident or injury to members, or damage to or loss of personal property. Insurance against personal accident, loss or damage to personal property is the responsibility of the parent/member.
  6. The parent/member must take reasonable care of the club boat whilst off-site, including securely storing the sail(s) and equipment safely when not in use.
  7. The parent/member shall report any damage (minor or major) or equipment problems to the Junior Coordinator on return of the boat to the club.
  8. If the boat has been used in a competitive event or a national training event, the parent/member will email a brief report of the event to the Junior Coordinator (copy to the Publicity Officer).

Last updated 16:06 on 14 June 2021

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