BOAT USAGE RULES
St. Croix Yacht Club Fleet Rules
The current Yacht Club fleet consists of:
1 Aquasport (utility boat)
1 2-person pedal boat
Launch service is a courtesy service provided by the Yacht Club and the club manager.
Club manager’s hours:
If launch service is needed anytime outside the above hours, arrangement should be made in advance with the Club Manager at a mutually agreeable time.
This service is available only to Yacht Club members and designated contractors.
RULES FOR USING THE YACHT CLUB BOATS
Use of the boats is restricted to club hours and Yacht Club members.
All boats must be checked out from the Club Manager or the office. A log shall be maintained in the office for ALL boat usage. A damage deposit and liability waivers must be on file for all users.
Please note that damage deposits are deposits. You are responsible for any damage to the boat even if it goes beyond the damage deposit amount.
All boats must be returned and put away properly and any key or related equipment returned to the office or where usually stored and check out on the log in the office.
Priority use of boats is:
Optimists, Sunfish, Club 420s
All sailors must have a $100.00 damage deposit on file in the office and a signed liability waiver.
anyone under 18 should have gone through the Junior Sailing Program to check out a boat unless the boat is being used for instruction in a Junior Sailing Program.
Any other member wishing to use these boats must be checked out by a person designated by the Fleet Captain or the Club Manager.
These boats are not allowed outside of Teague Bay or outside the reef.
There is no fee for Yacht Club members to use these boats. A Charter Fee applies to any non-members using these boats for Yacht Club events.
All sailors must wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) when using these boats.
Rhodes 19 — “Puppy”
All sailors must make a reservation in the office, have a $200.00 damage deposit on file in the office, pay a use fee of $40.00 per use and sign a liability waiver.
Any member wishing to use the Rhodes 19, must be checked out by a designee of the Club Manager or Fleet Captain. If a member intends to take the Rhodes 19 out of Teague Bay, he/she must be checked out for other skills as well( e.g., anchoring, navigating, local knowledge, etc).
All sailors must have a PFD when using the Rhodes 19.
Two-person pedal boat
Pedal boat must not leave Teague Bay. Users obtain a key from the office and sign a logout sheet. Anyone under 16 must wear a PFD. Anyone under 13 must be supervised by a guardian.
Pedal Kayak and Kayak
Anyone wishing to use the kayaks must have a $100.00 damage deposit in the office, pay a use fee of $10.00 and sign a liability waiver. If using the pedal kayak the member must be trained in the use of the pedals.
All users must use a PFD.
SCYC Utility and Safety Boats
Use of yacht club equipment to render assistance in emergency situations is approved, ONLY IF assistance can be accomplished without endangering personnel or equipment. Yacht club equipment is NOT to be used for non-emergency salvage, towing and/or hauling.
The launches may be used by members who have been checked out by the Fleet Captain, Club Manager or a person designated by the Fleet Captain or Club Manager. The Club Manager will maintain a list of those members who have been checked out to use the launches. Only those members may use the launches. A liability waiver must be on file in the office. A logout/login sheet shall be maintained in the office.
The launches are meant only to be used to get people or supplies to and from moored boats. Hence, they should not be away from the dock for more than 20 minutes at a time. The launches are also used for committee, safety and mark boats for races and may not be available for launch service during race events except for crews participating in the race.
The launches are also used for the Junior Summer Sailing Program and may not be readily available during that program.
The key for the launches may be obtained from the Club Manager or the office. If using a launch, it must be returned before the office closes.
Keys should NEVER be left in the launches.