Club Rule Book
A review of the AYC Rules was undertaken by the Executive Committee in 2020 and changes to several Rules were proposed. These were approved at the AGM on 6th December 2020 (see AGM Minutes 2020).
The Rule Book has been updated to include these changes - this can be accessed by clicking on the following link - AYC Rule Book - 04Feb21.pdf
Notice of amendments & additions to Club Byelaws (30.1.2021)
As part of the Rules Review the EC also looked at the Club Byelaws. Under Rule 46, the following amendments and additions have been made:-
Byelaw x. Unseaworthy and derelict or unused vessels
This byelaw has been amended to assist the Club in managing derelict vessels in the boatyard. To clarify, continuously remains, this means a vessel that has neither launched, nor left the yard by road, for a period of more than 3 years.
x. Unseaworthy and derelict or unused vessels. When in the opinion of the Executive Committee a vessel or equipment is neglected and no longer likely to prove seaworthy or is detrimental to the amenities provided within the yard, the owner shall upon the written request of the Executive Committee remove the vessel and/or equipment within the period of one month. In any event, no vessel to continuously remain in the yard for more than 3 years1, unless through exceptional circumstances. If the owner should fail so to remove the vessel and/or equipment then sub clauses (a), (b) and (c) of Byelaw ix shall apply.
1this means a vessel that has neither launched, nor left the yard by road, for a period of more than 3 years
Byelaw xi. Keys & Key fobs
This byelaw has been amended to include the words key fob.
xi. Any key or key fob loaned to a member shall remain the property of the club and shall be returned at the cessation of membership or exchanged as required by the Committee. A key, key fob or windscreen label shall be regarded as for the personal use of the member to whom it is issued only and shall not be loaned to any person other than a member of the club.
Byelaw xvii (a) has been amended to metric tonnes from imperial.
xvii. (a) The maximum dimensions of any vessel to be moored on a club mooring shall be 31ft.6" (9.6m) overall length and l0ft.10in (3.3m) beam and displacement 5tonnes.
Byelaw xviii (m) has been amended to reflect pontoon berths rather than the old trot moorings.
xviii. (m) A member is responsible for providing their own bridles and fenders. A member shall follow standard mooring procedure, using lines with a minimum diameter of 12mm for all vessels. In addition, for vessels over 7.5 metres, snubbers are to be used on bow or stern lines connected to the ends of finger pontoons.
Byelaw xxiv. Boatyard Storage
Title amended from Winter Storage to Boatyard Storage to reflect its effectiveness throughout the year rather than just the winter months.
Byelaw xxiv (c) has been amended with health and safety guidance firmly in mind.
xxiv. (c) Vessels must not be left connected to the club's electricity supply whilst unattended. To prevent potential trip and electrical hazards, electrical extension cables must be disconnected from the supply and removed from the yard (or stowed on-board), when not in use.
xxiv. (d) is a new byelaw introduced to assist the Club in managing derelict trailers left in the yard.
xxiv. (d) Abandoned/derelict or unused trailers. When in the opinion of the Executive Committee a trailer has become unroadworthy and detrimental to the amenities provided within the yard, the owner shall upon the written request of the Executive Committee remove the trailer within the period of one month. In any event, no unused trailer to continuously remain in the yard for more than 2 years, unless through exceptional circumstances. If the owner should fail so to remove the trailer then sub clauses (a), (b) and (c) of Byelaw ix shall apply, where the term vessel is substituted by the word 'trailer'.
Nigel Daniel, Commodore