11. The Club shall hold a General Meeting in every calendar year as its Annual General Meeting at such time and place as may be determined by the Committee and shall specify the meeting as such in the notices calling it, provided that every Annual General Meeting except the first shall be held not more than fifteen months after the holding of the last preceding Annual General Meeting, and that so long as the Club holds its first Annual General Meeting within eighteen months after is incorporation it need not hold it in the year of its incorporation or in the following year.
12. All General Meetings, other than Annual General Meetings, shall be called Extraordinary General Meetings.
13. The Committee may whenever they think fit convene an Extraordinary General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meetings shall also be convened on such requisition, or in default may be convened by such requisitionists, as provided by Section 132 of the Act.
14. Twenty one day’s notice in writing at the least of every Annual General Meeting and of every meeting convened to pass a Special Resolution, and fourteen days notice in writing at the least of every other General Meeting (exclusive in every case both of the days on which it is served or deemed to be served and of the day for which it is given), specifying the place, the day and the hour of the meeting, and in the case of special business the general nature of that business, shall be given in manner hereinafter mentioned to such persons (including the Auditors) as are under these presents or under the Act entitled to receive such notice from the Club, but with the consent of all the members having the right to attend and vote thereat, or of such proportion of them as is prescribed by the Act in the case of meetings other than Annual General Meetings, a meeting may be convened by such notice as those members may think fit.
15. The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to, or the non-receipt of such notice by, any person entitled to receive notice thereof shall not invalidate any resolution passed, or proceeding had, at any meeting.
Proceedings at General Meetings
16. All business shall be deemed special that is transacted at an Extraordinary Meeting, and all that is transacted at an Annual General Meeting shall also be deemed special, with the exception of the consideration of the income and expenditure account and balance sheet, and the reports of the Committee and of the Auditors, the election members of the Committee in the place of those retiring, and the appointment of, and the fixing of the remuneration of the Auditors.
17. No Business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum is present when the meeting proceeds to business. Save as herein otherwise provided twenty members personally present shall be a quorum.
18. If within half an hour from the time appointed for the holding of a General Meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if not convened on the requisition of members, shall be dissolved. In any other case it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, or at such other place as the Committee may determine, and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for holding the meeting the members present shall be a quorum.
19. The Commodore shall preside as Chairman at every General Meeting, but if at any meeting he shall not be present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the same, or shall be unwilling to preside, the members present shall choose some member of the Committee, or if no such members be present, or if all the members of the Committee decline to take the chair, they shall choose some member of the Club who shall be present to preside.
20. The Chairman may, with the consent of any meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting) adjourn the meeting from time to time, and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than business which might have been transacted at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. Whenever a meeting is adjourned for thirty days or more, notice of the adjournment meeting shall be given in the same manner as an original meeting. Save as aforesaid, the members shall not be entitled to any notice of an adjournment, or of the business to be transacted at an adjourned meeting.
21. At any General Meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands, unless a poll is, before or upon the declaration of the result of the show of hands, demanded by the Chairman or by at least three members present in person or by a member or members present in person and representing one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the members having the right to vote at the meeting, unless a poll be so demanded a declaration by the Chairman of the meeting that a resolution has been carried, or carried unanimously, or by a particular majority, or lost, or not carried by a particular majority, and an entry to that effect in the minute book of the Club shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of demand for a poll may be withdrawn.
22. Subject to the provisions of Article 21, if a poll demanded in such manner aforesaid, it shall be taken at such time and place, and in such manner, as the Chairman of the meeting shall direct, and the result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.
23. No poll shall be demanded on the election of a Chairman of a meeting, or any question of adjournment.
24. In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, the Chairman shall be entitled to second or casting vote.
25. The demand of a poll shall not prevent the continuance of a meeting for the transaction of any business other than the question on which a poll has been demanded.
26. No member is entitled to appoint a proxy to vote in any manner on his behalf.
Votes of Members
27. Subject as hereinafter provided, every full / Lead member shall have one vote.
28. Save as herein expressly provided, no member other than a full / Lead member duly registered, who shall have paid every subscription and other sum (if any) which shall be due and payable to the Club in respect of his membership, shall be entitled to vote on any question at a General Meeting.
Committee of Management
29. Until otherwise determined by a General Meeting the number of the members of the Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Club, the Sub-Committee Chairman and five other members. In addition the Club President shall be entitled to attend Committee Meetings in an ex-officio capacity without being entitled to vote.
30. The first members of the Committee shall be the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association.
31. The Committee may from time to time and at any time appoint any member of the Club as a member of the Committee either to fill a casual vacancy or by way of addition to the Committee but only members appointed to fill a casual vacancy shall be entitled to vote at Committee Meetings. Any member so appointed shall retain his office only until the next Annual General Meeting but he shall then be eligible for election to the vacated office for the remainder of its term.
32. A person not being a full member of the Club shall not be entitled to be elected to the Committee. A person who sits on Committee otherwise than as an elected member need not be a full member but will not be entitled to vote.
Powers of the Committee
33. The Committee shall consist of a cross section of the various groups of the Club’s activities.
34. The business of the Club shall be managed by the Committee who may pay all such expenses of, and preliminary and incidental to, the promotion formation, establishment and registration of the Club as they think fit, and may exercise all such powers of the Club, and do on behalf of the Club all acts as may be exercised and done by the Club, and as are not statute or by these presents required to be exercised or done by the Club in a General Meeting, subject nevertheless to any regulations of these presents, to the provisions of the statutes for the time being in force and affecting the Club and to such regulations, being not inconsistent with the aforesaid regulations or provisions, as may be prescribed by the Club in General Meeting, but no regulation made by the Club in General Meeting shall invalidate any prior act of the Committee which would have been valid if such regulation had not been made.
35. The Committee has power to delegate such of its functions as it may think fit to a Sub-Committee properly elected and constituted in accordance with these presents.
36. The affairs of the Powerboat Racing, Water Skiing and Social Sections of the Club shall be managed by Sub-Committees duly elected in accordance with these presents. Such Sub-Committees are bodies sub-ordinate to the Committee and are entitled to exercise only such powers as the Committee may in its sole discretion delegate from time to time. Any Sub-Committee so formed shall in the exercise of the powers so delegated conform to any regulations imposed on it.
37. Each Sub-Committee shall be presided over by a Chairman who must be a full member and who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting in each year in which the office falls vacant. Such Chairman duly elected shall hold office for a period of two years subject to their right to retire at an earlier date but shall be eligible for re-election. Each duly elected Sub-Committee Chairman shall be a member of the Committee for the duration of his office.
38. The number of the remaining places on each Sub-Committee shall be at the discretion of the Committee but persons may only be elected to fill such places by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Such election shall take place in accordance with these presents regulating election to the Committee, and shall be subject to the same rules and restrictions save that the spouse of any member may be elected to the appropriate Sub-Committee.
39. These presents regulating the conduct and procedure of the Committee that in case the members of the Committee of Management shall at any time be or be reduced in number to less than the minimum number prescribed by or in accordance with these presents, it shall be lawful for them to act as the Committee for the purposes of admitting persons to membership of the Club filling up vacancies in their body or of summoning a General Meeting, but not for any other purpose.
Disqualification of Members of the Committee or Sub-Committee
40. The Office of a member of the Committee or Sub-Committee shall be vacated :-
(A) If a receiving order is made against him or he makes any arrangement or composition with his creditors.
(B) If he becomes of unsound mind.
(C) If he ceases to be a member of the Club
(D) If by notice in writing to the Club he resigns his office.
(E) If he ceases to hold office by reason of any order made under Section 188 of the Act.
(F) If he is removed from office by a resolution duly passed pursuant to Section 184 of the Act.
(G) If he ceases to be a member by virtue of Section 185 of the Act.
(H) In the case of Commodore or Vice-Commodore if a vote of no confidence in the Commodore or Vice-Commodore is taken at a Committee meeting. For such a vote to be taken the member holding the position in question must be given notice in writing of such a meeting 27 days prior to the meeting. Such notice shall be given under Sections 62, 63 and 64 of the rules of the Club except that if the post is used then the notice must be sent by registered post. The member in question has the right to request one adjournment. Such a request must be made in writing and delivered to the Club Secretary in the manner described above to be received at any time up to but excluding the day of the meeting. Such a request must be considered by at least four members of the Committee and will not be unreasonably denied. The member in question must be given time to address the Committee. For the member in question to be removed from office the vote of no confidence must be carried by 66% of the members eligible to sit on the Committee. Such a vote must be by a show of hands. The member has the right of appeal to the general membership. Notice of such appeal must be given to the Club Secretary within 14 days of the vote. Such notice shall be given as above. In the case of a request for an appeal an Extraordinary General meeting will be called to take place within 21 days of the request being received by the Secretary. The meeting will be conducted according to the articles of the Club, except that the Chairman will be decided by election at the start of the meeting. In the case of an appeal all business of the Club will be suspended until the outcome of the EGM. The decision of the EGM on this matter shall be final and binding.
(I) A minimum of two years to be served in the positions of Rear and Vice-Commodore before the natural progression to Commodore.
Proceedings of the Committee and Sub-Committees
45. The Committee and Sub-Committees may meet for the despatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings as they think fit. The Committee shall establish the quorum necessary for the transaction of business of the Sub-Committees and it may also determine its own quorum. Unless the Committee otherwise determine, seven shall be its own quorum. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
46. A member of the Committee or Sub-Committees may, and on the request of such a member, the Secretary shall, at any time, summon a meeting of the relevant Committee by notice served upon the several members of the Committee. A member of the Committee who is absent from the United Kingdom shall not be entitled to notice of a meeting. In the absence of such notice the meetings of all Committees shall take place at intervals of not more than three months.
47. The Commodore shall preside as Chairman of meetings of the Committee and the relevant elected Chairman shall sit as Chair-man of each Sub-Committee. If at any such meeting the Chairman be not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting and willing to preside the members of the Committee present shall choose one of their numbers to be Chairman of the meeting.
48. A meeting of the Committee at which a quorum is present shall be competent to exercise all authorities, powers and discretions by or under the regulations of the Club for the time being vested in the Committee generally. A meeting of a Sub-Committee shall be competent to exercise such powers as are delegated to it by the Committee in accordance with these presents.
49. All acts bona fide done by any meeting of the Committee or of any Sub-Committee, or by any person acting as a member of the Committee, shall notwithstanding it be afterwards discovered that there was some defect in the appointment or continuance in office of any such member or person acting as aforesaid, or that they or any of them were disqualified, be as valid as if such person had been duly appointed or had duly continued in office and was qualified to be a member of the committee.
50. A resolution in writing signed by all the members for the time being of the Committee or of any Sub-Committee.
51. The Secretary shall cause proper minutes to be made of all appointments made by the Committee and of the proceedings of all meetings of the Club and of the Committee and of all Sub-Committees of that Committee excepting the properly elected Racing, Skiing and Social Committee when it shall be the responsibility of the respective elected Chairman to provide the Secretary with properly taken minutes of their respective meetings duly signed. All business transacted at all meetings shall be minuted and any minutes purporting to be signed by the Chairman of the next succeeding meeting shall be sufficient evidence without any further proof of the facts therein stated.
52. The Secretary shall be required to keep the Members register and properly update the entries therein as and when details are supplied to him, to keep custody of all Club documents relevant to the Secretariat and to conduct the correspondence of the Club. The provisions of Section 177 and 179 of the Act shall apply and be observed.
53. The incumbents of the executive officers of Commodore Secretary and Treasurer shall be paid annual honoraria during the term of their office in such amount as the Chairman shall deem appropriate to assist them in the discharge of their Offices. The remaining members of the Committee and Sub-Committees can at the discretion of two Flag Officers, the Treasurer and the Secretary receive an honorarium, which shall not exceed the sum of the previous years membership fee.
54. The Treasurer shall cause proper books of account to be kept with respect to: (A) all sums of money received and expended by the Club and matters in respect of which such receipts and expenditure take place (B) all sales and purchases of goods by the Club and (C) the assets and liabilities of the Club Proper books shall not be deemed to be kept if there are not kept such books of account as are necessary to give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the Club and to explain its transactions.
55. The books of account shall be kept at the office, or subject to Section 147 (3) of the Act, at such other place or places as the Committee shall think fit, and shall always be open to the inspection of the members of the Committee.
56. The Club in General Meeting may from time to time impose reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of the inspection by the members other than members of the Committee, of the accounts and books of the Club or any of them, and subject to such restrictions the accounts and books of the Club shall be open to the inspection of such members at all reasonable times during business hours.
57. At the Annual General Meeting in every year the Treasurer shall lay before the Club a proper income and expenditure account for the period since the last preceding account (or in the case of the first account since the incorporation of the Club) made up to date not more than four months before such meeting, together with a proper balance sheet made up as at the same date. Every such balance sheet shall be accompanied by proper reports of the Treasurer and the Auditors, and copies of such account, balance sheet and reports (all of which shall be framed in accordance with any statutory requirements for the time being in force) and of any other documents required by law to be annexed or attached thereto or to accompany the same shall not less than twenty one clear days before the date of the meeting, subject nevertheless to the provisions of Section 1
58 (1) (c) of the Act, be sent to the Auditors and to all other persons entitled to receive notices of General Meetings in the manner in which notices are hereinafter directed to be served. The Auditors’ report shall be open to inspection by Section 14 of the Companies Act 1967.
58. Once at least in every year the accounts of the Club shall be examined and the correctness of the income and expenditure account and balance sheet ascertained by one or more properly qualified Auditor or Auditors.
59. Auditors shall be appointed and their duties regulated in accordance with Sections 159 and 161 of the Act and Section 14 of the Companies Act 1967, the members of the Committee being treated as the Directors mentioned in these Sections.
60. A Notice may be served by the Club upon any member, either personally or by sending it through the post / Email in a prepaid letter, addressed to such member at his registered address as appearing in the register of members.
61. Any member described in the register if members by an address not within the United Kingdom, who shall from time to time give the Club an address within the United Kingdom at which notices may be served upon him, shall be entitled to have notices served upon him at such address, but save as aforesaid, and as provided by the Act, only those members who are described in the register of members by an address within the United Kingdom shall be entitled to receive notices from the Club.
62. Any notice, if served by post, shall be deemed to have been served on the day following that on which the letter containing the same is put into the post, and in proving such service it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice was properly addressed and put into the post office as a prepaid letter.
63. The Seal of the Club shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority if a resolution of the Committee and in the presence of at least two members of the Committee and of the Secretary and the said members and Secretary shall sign every instrument to which the Seal shall be so affixed in their presence, and in favour of any purchaser or person bona fide dealing with the Club such signatures shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that the seal has been properly affixed.
64. Clause 7 of the Memorandum of Association of the Club relating to the winding up and dissolution of the Club shall have effects as if the provisions thereof were repeated in these Articles.
65. There shall be seven categories of Club Membership.
(A) Family Membership The first name will be the Member’s who will be the voting member. The second name will be in the name of a spouse. Both can bring the boat to the Club and have full use of the facilities. Children of the respective members will also be exempt from any Ski fees, up to the age of twenty-one. All Ski Visitors are required to pay set fees into the ski visitor box before entering the water.
(B) Boat Membership: The first name will be the Member’s who will be the voting member. Up to 3 families can use this membership with any one of the spouses allowed to bring the boat and have full use of the facilities. Children are exempt of any ski fees. No ski Visitor fees are required to be paid for people using this members Boat
(C) Racing Membership shall entitle a member and their spouse to use all club facilities and to operate their own boat on the water on all race days and such occasions which are nominated as official race practice or boat testing. A racing member shall only be entitled to vote on the election of persons to the race committee, other than the race Chairman. Water usage restrictions apply.
(D) Associate Membership shall entitle the member to use all Club facilities in accordance with the Company Articles and Bye-laws. An Associate Member may not use their own boat on the water nor may they use the boat of a full member without that member being present.
(E) Business Members: The owner of the Business will be the Member who will be entitled to vote, 7 days a week for boat testing and use of the lake to ski within Family Membership rules. All craft used must comply with Scruitineering Rules of the club
(F) Social Membership shall entitle a member to use all Club facilities save for the water other than as a visitor in accordance with the Company Articles and Bye-laws.
(G) Honorary Membership may be granted to any person who the Committee deem in its discretion to be worthy.
(H) Life Membership may be granted to any person whom the Committee nominate subject to a once and for all election at an Annual General Meeting.
66. All Members & persons regularly driving boats at the club are required to take the Ski Boat Drivers Level 2 (SBD2). With 12 months of Joining the Club
67. Every member shall furnish the Honorary Secretary with an up to date address which shall be recorded in the Register of Members and any notice if served by post to such address shall notify the Honorary Secretary of any change of address or telephone number.
68. Every person desirous of becoming a member of the Company must sign and deliver to the Company an application for membership upon the form supplied by the Company.
69. Upon receipt of an application for membership, the Honorary Secretary shall enter such an application in the Register of Candidates and at the discretion of the Management Committee shall cause the application to be prominently displayed in the Clubhouse for at least fourteen days before the meeting of Committee at which such an application shall be considered. The election of members save for Life and Honorary members is vested in the Management Committee and shall be by a simple majority vote at the relevant meeting of the Management Committee, of those members present and voting. The Honorary Secretary shall inform each candidate in writing of the decision of the Management Committee and request immediate payment of entry and subscription fees. All newly elected members are required to attend a pre-election meeting at which time the Company Articles of Association, Bye-laws and Regulations shall be furnished and explained to them, by an official of the Club and it is this meeting which shall confirm election to membership. The privileges shall not be transferable.
70. The Management Committee have the authority to demand the resignation of any member whose action they shall deem contrary to the welfare and good conduct of the Club. (A) Any member may be brought before a disciplinary Committee comprising of three Committee members, one of whom must be a Flag Officer. Any appeal will be heard by the full Committee. Notice of appeal to be in writing to the Club Secretary within fourteen days of the judgement.
71. Every member, upon election and thereafter, is deemed to have notice of, and implied, undertakes to comply with the Club rules and the current Bye-laws and Regulations of the Club. Any refusal or neglect to do so or any conduct which in the opinion of the Management Committee is either unworthy of a member or otherwise injurious to the interests of the Club shall render a member to expulsion by the Management Committee.
72. Members are restricted to inviting no more than two skiing visitors to the Club on any one occasion and must enter the names of such visitors in the Visitors Book.
73. A member shall not knowingly remove, injure, destroy or damage any property of the Club and shall make restitution for the same if called upon to do so by the Management Committee or by the Honorary Secretary upon the instruction of the Management Committee. Only the written authority of the Management Committee will entitle a member to remove Club property from the Club premises or compound.
74. A member shall not cause any communication in whatever form to be exhibited on Club notice boards or premises without permission of the Honorary Secretary, except on the members’ notice board, which shall be clearly marked.
75. A member shall settle any indebtedness for refreshment or otherwise before leaving the Club premises.
76. Complaints of any nature relating to the Management of the Club premises or Club shall be addressed in writing to the Honorary Secretary. Under no circumstances shall a servant of the club be personally reprimanded by a member. Any suggestions as to the way the Club can be improved should also be addressed in writing to the Honorary Secretary. Page 8 of 11
77. Any member of any Club recognised by the R.Y.A. or B.W.S.F. may be authorised to use the Club premises by the Management Team.
78. Any person who is a competitor or crew member in any race or event approved by or on behalf of the Club is entitled to the use of the Club premises within a period of twenty four hours before and after the race or event in which they are competing.
79. The Management Committee have the authority to exclude from the Club premises any person and that shall include Club members, whose conduct they deem contrary to the welfare and good conduct of the Club.
80. Members and their guests and visitors are bound to the following rule which shall also be exhibited in a prominent place within the Club premises. Members of the Club, their guests and visitors, may use the Club premises and may use all facilities of the Club entirely at their own risk and expressly accept that:-
(A) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the Club.
(B) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club either sustained by member, their guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been contributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of them, the Officers, Management Committee or servants of the Club
81. Any Officer or member of any Committee who fails to attend three consecutive properly called meetings shall, at the discretion of the Committee, be required to resign there from. A register of attendance shall be kept by the Committee Secretary.
82. A member of the Management Committee or of a Sub-Committee in transacting business for the Club shall disclose to third parties that he is so acting.
83. The Management Committee may nominate for election at an Annual General Meeting such Honorary Members as the Management Committee may think fit. The total of such Honorary Members shall not however, at any time exceed fifteen per cent of the total number of members. The election of Honorary Members shall be put to the vote at the Annual General Meeting each year and such Honorary Members shall be duly elected if two thirds of those present and entitled to vote, vote in favour of election.
Purchase and Supply of Excisable Goods
84. The purchases for the Club of excisable goods and the supply of the same upon Club premises shall be exclusively and solely under the control of the Management Committee, or of a special Sub-Committee appointed by the Management Committee. Intoxicating liquor may only be sold for consumption on the Club premises to persons over the age of eighteen years who are entitled to the use of the Club premises in pursuance of the rules, bye-laws and regulations for the time being in force. No person under the age of eighteen may purchase or attempt to purchase intoxicating liquor within the Club premises nor may a person under the age of sixteen, purchase or attempt to purchase tobacco or cigarettes within the Club premises.
85. No person shall take a commission, percentage or other such payment in connection with the purchase of excisable goods for the Club. Any profit deriving from the sale of such goods shall (after deduction of costs of providing such goods for the benefit of the Club) be applied to the provision of additional amenities or the purchase of property to be held in trust for the benefit of the Club.
86. Proper accounts of all purchases and receipts shall be kept and presented at the Annual General Meeting in each year and such information as the Honorary Treasurer or Honorary Auditors may require shall be furnished to enable any statutory return of statement and the payment of excise or other duty or tax to be made.
The Licensed Bar
87. The permitted hours for the opening for the sale of intoxicating liquor will be displayed in the Clubhouse. The bar may also be open at such other hours as may be decided by the Management Committee subject to any restrictions imposed from time to time by the Licensing Justices.
(A) The Consumption of liquor other than that purchased from the licensed bar is not permitted in the Clubhouse.
88. No dogs may be brought into the Clubhouse and must be kept on a leash and attended whilst on Club property
89. Cars and trailers may only be parked in such a way that they do not cause obstruction to other members or to entrances or approaches to Club premises. Only cars towing trailers are permitted on the concrete area in front of the Clubhouse.
90. The Club premises shall be open to members at such times as the Management Committee shall direct. A notice with such times shall be exhibited on the Club premises.
91. All Full, Associate and Racing Members are required to attend one working party per annum for a minimum period of four hours and it is the responsibility of that member to sign the attendance register which will be kept by the person in charge of the working party. In lieu of attendance a member shall make a donation to Club funds which the amount shall be fixed annually by the Management Committee.
92. No expenditure is to be committed on the Club’s behalf without the written permission of the Management Committee. Such permission shall be the minutes of committee meetings or other specific written authorisation.
93. Any Official or Member carrying out official Club business may claim expenses subject to the second class fare subject to the prior approval of the Management Committee.
94. The parking of cars or trailers within 5 (five) metres of the fuel storage bay and/or LPG storage tank is prohibited. Page 9 of 11
95. In accordance with Local Fire Regulations members are not permitted to leave containers of fuel anywhere within the Club premises save for the allotted fuel storage bay.
96. Children without approved Lifejackets, Buoyancy Aids or Wet Suits are not allowed on any jetties or pontoons.
97. Children are not allowed to play on Ski-Jumps or any other item of Club equipment.
98 No person may conduct or pursue any commercial enterprise/venture on Club premises. This includes the water and foreshore. Unless agreed the Management committee.
99 The club compound should be considered a public highway and as such, all rules that apply on the public highway shall apply equally in the club compound.
100 Any persons driving illegally within the club compound will be subject to disciplinary action. No ‘off road’ motorcycles or vehicles may be operated at the club.
101 The club house has been designated a no smoking area and smoking is prohibited. This includes toilets and changing areas.
102 For safety reasons No Smoking also applies around boats, on boats, on the jetties, around the LPG tank or designated fuel storage areas.
103 No Re-fuelling of boats on the water, unless LPG 104 Fuelling of LPG on club premises & water only to be done from club tank.
105 All boats must answer the general accepted definition of an inboard or outboard powerboat. No cabin roof, soft or hardtop will be permitted, unless permission has been given in advance and in writing, by the Management Committee. Bimini covers may be fitted and used provided they do not obscure vision or affect the operation of the boat in any way.
106 No boat may be powered by an engine of less than 35h.p. (except for the Club workboats designated P.1).
107 The maximum length hull permitted is 23 foot and minimum length is 13 foot measured from bow to stern.
108. Twin engine boats are not permitted except Jet boats with the written permission of the Management Committee. Twin engined race boats are not allowed under any circumstances
109 For Official events run under the rules of the B.W.S.F., R.Y.A., U.I.M. rule 97 does not apply.
110 The Honorary Secretary shall allocate a boat registration number to all Full Members on payment of the annual subscription and that number must be displayed at all times on the side of the hull and should be in letters and numbers of a contrasting colour to the hull and should be no smaller than 200mm high with 25 mm (8” x 1”) thick letters and numbers. The P. No. must be clearly visible at all times.
111. All P. No’s must be removed prior to the sale of any members boat.
112. Only one P. No. can be held by any one Full Member.
113. P. No’s are not transferable from one member to another without the prior permission of the Honorary Secretary.
114. A Club member may register a maximum of two boats, if owned by the member under each P. No. Only one boat may be operated on the water at any time displaying that P. No.
115. All members using the water must enter their P. No., name and the name of any other user of their boat in the Water Users Book before launching. (This does not apply to events run under the auspices of the B.W.S.F., R.Y.A., U.I.M).
116. All boats using the Chasewater must be fitted with an approved jack plug which must be attached to the driver at all times.
117. No boat may be used on Chasewater unless it has been scrutineered and a certificate to the effect issued. The certificate must be displayed on the boat windscreen and should be visible at all times. Failure to display the certificate may result in suspension from the Club.
118 All boats must comply with the scrutineering requirements which shall be detailed on the scrutineering form. Such requirements will be agreed at a general meeting by vote of the membership.
119. A current policy of Insurance must be in force when a boat is used on Chasewater and that the policy must be presented when the boat is scrutineered together with the current certificate. If the Insurance expires prior to 1st of March, each year, the new certificate must be presented to the Scrutineer before the boat is used on the water again.
120 No fax or photocopies are accepted. Emailed copies direct from the insurer are acceptable
121 All boats used for skiing must be insured for that purpose and a certificate shown to the scrutineers.
122. Any member using a boat on Chasewater which has not been scrutineered or is not displaying a current scrutineering disc may be suspended with immediate effect.
123. Any member who makes material changes to his boat during the season must notify the scrutineers and make his boat available for reinspection. Similarly any member who changes his boat during the season must notify the scrutineers and make the new boat available for inspection.
124. Any boats operating alone on the water must carry a functional mobile phone and an anchor, for use in an emergency.
125. An approved buoyancy aid must be worn by everyone on the water. The buoyancy aid should be visible at all times (unless worn underneath a closed dry suit)
126. For specific events permission may be granted for variations of rule 123. Such permission shall be given by the Ski Chairman in writing.
127. A 5 mph speed limit is in force in the pit/jetty areas clearly marked by one or more buoys.
128. The water occupied by Chase Sailing Club may not be used whilst any sailing vessel, sailing club inflatable or windsurfer is on the water, subject to a contrary indication being given by an Officer of the Chase Sailing Club.
129. From 18.00 on Wednesday nights, ski race practice may take place. This does not prohibit the use of the water for general boating or skiing. Ski Race practice may also take place on Sundays between the hours of 12.00 and 14.00 hours during the months of November, December, January, February and March. This does not prohibit the use of the water for general boating or skiing. At all other times the maximum length of ski shall not exceed six foot and the ski line shall not exceed seventy-five feet.
130 On Thursdays from 12.00 noon general boating and Skiing is not permitted. Only Official Racing Boats are allowed from 12.00 to 18.00 hours.
131 From 18.00 hours only Official Competition Ski Practice is permitted, supervised by the Ski Chairman or his designated representative. The ski chairman or his delegate will maintain a register of water users on Thursday nights.
132. On club race days the water may be opened for general boating subject to the permission of the Officer of the Day.
133 On National and International Race Days the water may not be opened at all.
134. For safety reasons, it may be necessary to restrict the number of boats using the water at any time.
135. Boats shall not operate on the water after dusk or when visibility is so reduced to create danger. Dusk to be determined when the red flashing beacon in the club car park is illuminated.
136 Boat engines shall not be operated before 06.00hrs at the club.
137. All racing shall be run under the rules of the B.W.S.F., R.Y.A., U.I.M.
138. Visitors to the Club will only be permitted to operate a Club member’s boat if they are accompanied by that Club Member, Members shall be responsible for their actions and conduct of their visitors. Members are obliged to check their Insurance cover before allowing visitors and others to operate their boat.
139 No persons under the age of 16 years shall drive a boat under any circumstances.
140 All Members must adhere to the Check, Clean & Dry Procedure when using craft & equipment at other facilities, See Procedure on club notice boards
141 All Club rules apply to water skiers at all times and members of the Management Committee and Ski Committee are empowered to enforce all rules relating to skiing
142. All skiers must be acquainted with the B.W.S.F. code of signals.
143. Drivers of ski boats must be accompanied by a competent observer whilst towing a skier. Observers must be a minimum of 10 years of age.
144. A trailing ski rope must be taken in immediately by the observer.
145. Any skier discarding a ski must ensure that a second boat is on hand to.
146. Ski boats must keep well away (Ski Rope Length) where possible from Demarcation lines of the Cable Lake & Sailing Side of the Lake.
147. Skiers must proceed around Chasewater in an anti-clockwise direction, unless being the only boat on the water or authorised for special purposes by the Management Committee.
148. Skiers when using the ski raft must do so in accordance with instructions laid down from time to time and exhibited in a diagram on the Club premises.
149. When skiers are using the beach as indicated, right of way must be given to skiers landing and to a boat whose driver has given the Official B.W.S.F. signal when approaching the beach.
150. No skiing is allowed from or to the pits area or club foreshore except in competitions or special events with prior permission in writing of the Ski Chairman.
151. Skiing visitors aged 18 years or over, must pay a fee on each visit to the Club. The fee is determined by the Management Committee from time to time.
152. All skiing members shall obey instructions and requests of any member of the Management Committee or Ski Committee whilst on the water.
153 A plain yellow flag of minimum dimensions 500mm x 500mm (20” x 20”) must be displayed on a suitable pole, 1m (40”) minimum length. This flag must be used when a skier or ski line is in the water.
154. A suitable flag holder must be fitted so as to make the flag clearly visible from all directions.
155. Boats not being used for skiing must not be moored to the ski raft.
156. When using the ski jump a skier must wear head and chest protection. Skiers may only use the jump after appropriate instruction by a BWSF qualified Coach and the completion of a disclaimer document as shall be determined by the Committee.
157 When using wakeboard sliders, kickers or jumps a skier must wear head and chest protection. Wake boarders may only use the obstacles after appropriate instruction by a BWSF qualified instructor.
158. All boats must keep clear of the slalom course and jump unless they are actively engaged in their use. All members wishing to use the tournament area members must first have instruction from the Ski Chairman.
159 Ski biscuits and inflatables
(A) Proof of Insurance cover must be presented at the time of the scrutinising.
(B) Maximum length of tow line 50 feet.
(C) Maximum tow speed to be the manufacturers recommended speed.
(D) One tube per boat.
(E) Tubes must not be used over the jump. 160 Air Chairs
(A) No more than three air chairs on the water at one time
(B) The manufacturers recommended speed must not be exceeded.
Club Boats (Designated P.1)
161. Any boats owed and insured by the club shall be designated P1. P1 may be any boat that the club requires for the operation of club activities.
162. Members using P1 must sign the Water Users Book to that effect.
163. P1 must be Scrutineered to the same standards as all other boats.
164. P1 must at all times be manned by a competent adult (over the age of eighteen). 165. After use P.1 must be restored to its storage position.
Boat Testing (Club Members Only)
166. Non club members may use the water for boat testing by prior arrangement with a Management Member. The test will take a maximum of one Hour and will be subject to the payment of a £50.00 test fee or other such amount which may be determined by the management committee from time to time. Tests will be subject to scrutineering and insurance requirements. Test will be undertaken under strict supervision and the organising Management Member must be in the boat at all times.
167. Racing boats may also use the water for testing when other members are present provided always that a 45mph speed restriction is adhered to.
168. Members may only demonstrate their own personal ski craft for sale. A maximum of two boats per year are permitted for demonstration.