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Slaughden Creek Rules

The creek at Slaughden Sailing Club is only suitable for boats that have a shallow draft. For example, a vessel that draws 18 inches can access the creek for circa 90 minutes each side of High Tide.

It is the boat owners responsibility to establish whether the creek is suitable for their boat type. Mooring in the creek is at owners risk.

For 2020 the club are trialling the hire of the creek for short term berthing. It is not guaranteed that this facility will be available in 2021 but will be subject to further discussion depending upon the results of the trial. The below rules can be amended from time to time by the Membership Secretary as appropriate.

Creek enquiries should be addressed to membershipsecretary@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk

The following rules apply to berthing in the creek

  • Priority to use the creek is given to members that need to undertake essential repairs to their boats, for water testing and drying and for the winterising of wooden boats.
  • A separate rate applies to winterise wooden boats upon application to the Membership Secretary
  • The creek is limited for use by displacement and sailing boats only
  • Hire of the creek is limited to 3 months (13 weeks) in any one year unless otherwise agreed by the Membership Secretary
  • The hire cost is based upon the weekly hire rate as per membership fees.
  • All applications for short term mooring in the creek (up to 3 months) to be approved by the Membership Secretary
  • Applications should provide a photo of the boat and specification.
  • Outboard engine size for creek mooring should not exceed 10HP.
  • No overnight stays on any boats moored in the creek
  • The number of short- term hires is limited to a maximum of 2 vessels of a suitable size at any one time. It is essential that space continues to exist for members wishing to undertake boat maintenance.
  • No fastening of ropes to the fuel tanks alongside the mooring.
Added by IT Officer 2/7/20

Last updated 09:13 on 1 September 2020

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