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Dinghy Hire Agreement

The following club boats are available to club members only:

Wayfarers (4) @ £10 per day(booking for racing series contact Dave Ashton)

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 will attract a fee, to be agreed, per day

Approval to use the boats for the current year must be sought from either a member of the Training Team or VC Dinghies. Users must have a minimum of RYA L 2 or similar experience. Individual approvals will stipulate which club boats you may use, and a form of approval (in this file) completed.

Boats can be hired and helmed by full or temporary members who do not have RYA L2 via the 'one-to-one' scheme under the direct supervision of a DI. The member is responsible for the hire of the boat.

The final decision as to whether you take a boat out will be up to you, once the annual approval is given. However, please bear in mind that club training and club events will take priority over use of the boats. 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 not only for yourself and any crew, but also for the club boat that you are using. 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

Any member hiring a club boat, must book the Boat that they require, using the sheet in this file. Bookings are made per day, series or season see fees above. The money will then be used for maintaining and improving the boats. All payments should be put in an envelope marked 'boat hire' with your name, the boat hired and the date used, Money needs to be put in the safe.


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.

Slaughden Sailing Club Boat Hire Agreement

Period of Hire No of Days



Boat Type

Boat Name

Cost as per tariff


Paid:Yes / No

First name


First name


Home address

Post code

Phone No

email address

To be completed for member hiring club boats:

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 Childrens 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 / NoIf yes please outline on the Bosun Board.

Last updated 14:19 on 16 January 2020

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