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Dinghy Hire Agreement

The following club boats are available to FULL club members only:

***FOR 2021 ONLY ***

***Tuesday night informal sailing - all club boats will be FOC for FULL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY***

***All boats hired for THURSDAY & SUNDAY RACES - £5 per race***

Wayfarers (4) @ £10 per day (booking for racing series contact Peter Lock or Leslie Downing)

Fevas (2) @ £10 per day

Toppers (7) @ £5 per day or £50 for a season (usage to be booked via the booking form)

Hire of boats for AYC Regatta by separate agreement.

Buoyancy aids can be hired at £1 per day per person

Approval to use the boats for the current year must be sought from either a member of the Training Team or RC Dinghies. Users must have a minimum of RYA L2 or similar experience. For new members hiring Wayfarers or existing members that are not familiar with sailing Wayfarers it will be necessary to undertake a provisional outing with a club instructor. This is for the benefit of the hirer to test capability, explain the particulars of the boat and river. The same may apply for RS Feva's accompanied by an Assistant Instructor. Boats can be hired and helmed by full or temporary members who do not have RYA L2 via a 'one-to-one' scheme under the direct supervision of a DI, subject to availability. The member is responsible for the hire of the boat.

Individual approvals will stipulate which club boats you may use and a form of approval (in this document) completed. Club training and club events will take priority over use of boats.

The final decision as to whether you take a boat out will be up to you once approval is given. You should sail within your own ability and take note of the weather forecast. Sailing on the sea is not permitted. As the person hiring the boat, you have a duty of care to yourself, any crew, and the club boat that you are hiring. Prior to use, the hirer should inspect the boat and note any defects: If these deem the boat unsuitable for use then the hirer will receive a refund of the hire fee. Any defects should be noted in this file and the Bosun informed. Where appropriate the hirer may be asked to assist in fixing the problem.

Booking and Paying

Members hiring a club boat, must reserve the boat they require, using the sheet in this document. Bookings are per day, series, or season see fees above. Income will be used for maintaining and improving club boats. Payment of hire is by invoice sent electronically paid on- line via Stripe or BACS.

Club boats are checked regularly BUT all helms should check the boat themselves before sailing and report any problems to the Bosun using the white board in the OOD office.

In the event of damage:

The hirer will be responsible for the cost of the insurance excess if the damage is funded through an insurance claim. The hirer will continue to be responsible for the cost of the damage up to the value of the excess where no insurance claim was processed.



Period of Hire No of Days ____________________ From ___________ To _____________

Boat Type _________________________ Boat Name _______________________________

Cost as per tariff ____________________ £ _________ Paid: YES / NO

First name Helm __________________________ Surname ___________________________

First name Crew __________________________ Surname ___________________________

Home address ________________________________________________________________


Post code __________________ Phone No ___________________________________

Email address ________________________________________________________________

I understand that in hiring a club boat I undertake to follow the guidelines laid down in the agreement and accept my responsibilities to look after the boat in a careful manner dependent on the weather and river conditions and to only use the boats that I have been authorized to use. I will also be responsible for any damage caused while hiring a boat as per the notes in this document.

Name in BLOCK CAPITALS _______________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________ Date ________________

Boats approved for use by ________________________________________________

This section must be completed when the hirer is less than 16 years of age and is to be signed by the person with parental responsibility in accordance with the Children's Act.

The Parent/Guardian accepts that the club is not responsible at any time when the above named sails the boats and the sole responsibility is that of the Parent/Guardian. A Parent/Guardian will be present at all time whilst their child is sailing one of the club boats.

Signature of Parent/Guardian _________________________________________

Name in BLOCK CAPITALS___________________________________________

Were there any issues with the boat being hired - Yes / No If yes please outline on the Bosun Board.

Last updated 15:59 on 7 April 2021 Club Coordinator

Last updated 16:41 on 7 April 2021

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