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HOUSE RULES

CLUBHOUSE

The Clubhouse shall normally be kept open every day except Monday and Tuesday unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors.

Specific Club hours shall be determined by the Board of Directors and shall be posted on the official bulletin board.

Bar service is available when the Club is open. The hours and days of bar and food service shall be posted on the official bulletin board.

Only adult members or their guests may order or consume alcoholic beverages on the Club premises.

Only alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food purchased from the Club may be consumed on the premises when either the bar or kitchen is open.

Ladies and gentlemen must wear cover-ups while using the facilities of the dining room.

Dining room and galley equipment are not to leave the Club premise except for a Club function.

PRIVILEGES AND REGISTRATION OF GUESTS

The privilege of bringing guests to the Yacht Club is one benefit of membership. The host member assumes the following responsibilities each time a guest is admitted:

·         to accompany the guest while at the Club (except as delineated below).

·         to register all guests in the Guest Register.

·         to ensure the actions of the guests are compatible with the rules and regulations of the Club and to pay all debts incurred by the guest.

Resident Guests are persons who reside on the island more than six (6 months per year and/or own a home, condominium or business on the island.)

A Resident Guest will be admitted to the Club a maximum of two (2) times per year, if accompanied by a member, or eligible member of a member's family. The accompanying member shall register each guest in the Guest Register at the time of each visit. Guests, other than those described in Paragraph No.2 will be admitted to the Club at any time, if accompanied by a member.

Members may extend the privileges of the Club to their unaccompanied guests (who are not St. Croix Residents as defined in Paragraph No.2 above) by obtaining a Guest Card from the Club Manager. The Guest Card shall be signed by the sponsoring member and an Officer. The Board of Directors shall establish fees for and duration of the Guest Card.

Captains and crews of yachts participating in Club sponsored yachting activities shall have guest privileges on the days of these functions.

Persons who can show evidence of membership in a Yacht Club or cruising yachtsmen may sign the Guest Register, purchase chit books, and enjoy the privileges of the Club. These privileges shall be for a period of no more than three (3) consecutive days after which sponsorship of a member is required, as outlined in Paragraph No.4.

USE OF CLUB PREMISES

The property of the Club shall be used with care for such purposes as the property is intended.

Any loss or damage to Club property or equipment caused by a member, his family or his guest will be the responsibility of the member who will then be liable for the full extent of the loss or damage.

No member may remove from the Club premises any article belonging to the Club without the consent of an officer or the Chairman of the House Committee.

If any articles are removed from the Club with consent, the member removing such articles will be liable for the full value of such articles.

Furnishings and fittings of the Clubhouse are the responsibility of the House Committee. Any changes in the decor or furnishings for any reason must have the approval of the House Committee.

No commercial solicitation will be allowed on the Club premises.

No member or member of his family or guest shall have access to the galley and bar per the Club's contract with the catering service. The outdoor grill is available for the use of members and their guests under the following condition:

Permission from the Club's Manager must be secured for the use of the grill, which is only available during the hours that the galley is not open. See SECTION "SPECIAL PARTIES."

Three bulletin boards are to be maintained in the Clubhouse. The official bulletin board is strictly for the use of the Flag Officers,          Board of Directors, the Manager and the Chairman of the House Committee. The Race Committee will maintain a bulletin board for its official use. A members' bulletin board is available for buy, sell and swap advertisements.

Ladies' and gentlemen's locker rooms, toilets and showers are not to be used for loose storage of sails, gear, clothing or other personal articles.

All members and guests are specifically prohibited from:

·         Unnecessarily rough games which endanger or annoy others.

·         Pushing or throwing people from the docks.

·         Use of glass eating or drinking utensils anywhere on the beach area or dock.

·         Leaving bottles, cans, bottle caps, glasses, plates, lighted cigarette stubs, etc. on the Club premises.

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLUB

The Club is not responsible to a member or a guest for the loss or damage to property left or kept on the Club grounds; articles such as clothing, towels, etc., left on the Club premises will be picked up daily, held for 30 days and disposed of if unclaimed during this period.

Swimming from the beach by members or guests is at such person's own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Members may forward articles or provisions in care of the Club, and the Club through its employees, will use every reasonable effort to see that the same are given proper care and custody.

RATES AND CHARGES

The Board of Directors shall set all rates for food, beverage, locker fees, racks, dockage and storage.

Members with delinquent bills will be charged a 5% surcharge for each month of delinquency plus an additional $5.00 charge for each rebilling.

To enable the catering service to make proper preparations for the Club dinners, reservations are needed for each event. Reservations are binding, and members who fail to cancel 24 hours in advance, will be billed for the dinner unless a last minute reservation is honored to replace the cancellation.

SPECIAL PARTIES

Outside Non-Profits. Outside non-profit groups shall be allowed the use of Club facilities for a special party, provided that: (a) the group is sponsored by at least one club member; and (b) the use is pre­ approved, in writing, by the Executive Committee.

Members. Club members may use the Club facilities for a special party, provided that: (a) a minimum of twenty-five percent of the quests are Club members: and (b) the use is pre-approved, in writing, by a committee consisting of the Commodore, the Vice Commodore and the Club Manager.

Fee. A Club fee of $1 per guest with a minimum fee of $75 shall be charged for all special parties which shall be paid upon submission of the event application, but shall be refunded in full if the application is not approved.

Food and Beverage.  The applicant shall contract only with the Club's caterer, and not any other caterer, for all food, beverage and/or other catering services and/or use of the galley bar as they may require. A Member hosting special parties who wish to provide their own food beverages  may  do  so  only  with  the  prior  written  approval  of  the designated committee  which consists  of  the  Commodore,  the  Vice Commodore and  the  Club  Manager.  To the extent required by the Club's contract with the  Club's  caterer,  no member may employ or otherwise  arrange  for   the   services   of   a   caterer,   or  individuals providing  a  catering  service apart  from  the  Club's  caterer,  unless approved as stated herein.

Rule Compliance. The applicant and, if applicable, sponsoring member(s), shall abide by all Club rules and bylaws, as may be amended, and all federal and Virgin Islands Statutes,  rules, regulations and laws. Upon the Club's reasonable belief that there is or will be non-compliance, the Club may immediately withdraw its consent, stop the party and/or require that special conditions be met, all as may be reasonably necessary to ensure compliance.  If the party is stopped or prior consent is withdrawn, the fee will not be refunded.

Indemnity. The applicant, and if applicable, sponsoring member(s), shall release, indemnity, defend and hold the Club harmless from any and all liability, including third party liability, which may arise by reason of or in connection with the party and/or the Club's actions related thereto.

Application. An application form shall be prepared and approved by the designated Committee, pursuant to which the applicant shall acknowledge and accept the requirements herein and any other terms and conditions as may be set forth in the approved application. All applicants are advised that it shall not be reasonable for them to rely on any representations that may be made by members, staff, officers and directors, as to the approval to the application, but approval shall only be confirmed upon the designated chairperson's written approval on the application itself.






The Club is formed for the express purpose of promoting interest and activity in the ownership, racing and cruising of yachts and small boats; of providing a meeting place for members whose common interest lies in ships and the sea; of augmenting the recreational facilities and visitor attractions of the island; of exchange and courtesies with other yacht clubs of the United States and Caribbean islands, and of extending to visiting yachtsmen the hospitality of St. Croix.

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