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Clubhouse Bye-laws


The Clubs Licence is specifically for a Members Club and as such it is restricted by law.  The principles and bye-laws set out below shall therefore apply at all times.

1.    The Club and the franchise are there to provide the facilities and appropriate service for members and not to offer competition to other local businesses or the Memorial Hall.

2.    The Clubhouse is open to:

  • Members and their signed in guests
  • Visitors who sign in as members of Clubs with Recipricol membership arrangements, who shall be considered to be Members of the Club for the duration of their visit
  • Visiting yachtsmen who sign in as Members of other Sailing Clubs 

3.   All non-Member guests are to be signed in by their Member hosts. Such guests shall not exceed six in number per host. Each non-member guest may only be signed in on a maximum of six occasions in any one calendar year.

4.   Due to the restrictions of the Clubs Alcohol Licence, only members and visiting yachtsmen with membership of another club may purchase alcohol. Guests who are not signed in are not permitted to purchase any items of any nature at the bar.

5.   Members may hold private parties including non-Member guests, as long as the number of signed in guests does not exceed six per attending Member. The Clubhouse is only to be used for parties hosted specifically by a Club Member or Members in their private capacity. Exceptions may be granted to this bye-law for Charitable purposes by the House Committee (see bye-law 6 below).

6.   Any use of the Club by Members for private purposes must be approved by the House Committee before booking is made. Application should be made to the Rear Commodore (House) in the first instance, and in his / her absence to one of the Social Secretaries. Should all those be absent, application should be made to the Treasurer.

7.   No private use of the Club shall inconvenience any other Club Member, nor shall it clash with any Club function.

8.   At certain times, and always during racing, the Bridge Deck is a restricted area.

9.   No food or drink may be brought in from outside when the bar is open or when they are otherwise available in the Club.

10.  Alcoholic drinks may only be served to, and consumed by, those who are over eighteen. (Our licence requires us to operate a Challenge 25 Policy. This requires bar staff to ask for proof of age of anyone appearing to be under 21).

11.  By law, no smoking of any type is permitted anywhere inside the premises. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes.

12.  Members, their children and guests are expected to behave in a manner which does not disturb others using the Clubhouse. The bar staff are under instruction from the General Committee to refuse to serve anyone whom they consider is behaving inappropriately.

13.   Those who are under the age of twelve may only use the Clubhouse when supervised by an adult.

14.   Dogs are to be kept on short leads under control of their keepers and must not be allowed to roam the bar area. They are to be kept away from areas where food is served and/or eaten.

15.  The Clubhouse Bye-laws shall apply to the Roof Area adjacent to the first floor of the Clubhouse which shall be referred to as the Terrace. Members, which shall include in this paragraph their guests, using the Terrace must keep the noise to a reasonable level. Any Member who needs to be reminded of this Rule by either the Franchisee or a General Committee Member and who fails to do so will be required to leave the Terrace. Members using the Terrace will not lean on the wall or the windows of Clock Cottage. Access to Clock Cottage is only from the street using the front door except in an emergence.

Last updated 11:01 on 22 July 2024

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