Wessagussett Yacht Club
February 17, 2017
1. The Slip/Float Committee is in full charge of the
float system, the assigned locations, and the vessels within, answering to the
Board of Directors. All club rules also apply
to the float system and are enforceable by the Board of Directors.
2. All tenant members and daily renters must be general
members of the Wessagussett Yacht Club (WYC) with dues currently paid. If available, daily rentals may be made to
visiting yacht club members and guests at the discretion of the committee or
the senior steward. Daily renters must
vacate the floats by noon of the following day, with exceptions decided by the
Slip/Float Committee. Transient guests
may be assigned a slip designated as a transient slip based on availability,
providing that the boat owner provides proof of insurance with a minimum of
$300,000 in liability coverage.
Transient guests and any member of their party are responsible for
compliance with the WYC House and Slip/Float rules and regulations during their
stay at the Club.
3. All boat assignments will be handled on a strict
seniority basis of the Slip waiting list, with consideration given to: date of
application, type of vessel, size of vessel and available space. The current
waiting list will be posted at the club.
4. Assigned space cannot be exchanged, rented, leased,
chartered, or used by anyone other than the tenant's vessel.
5. The Slip/Float Committee reserves the right to make
or change any assignment of float space at any time, with due notice to the
tenant members affected.
6. No vessel over forty feet in length will be
7. Float assignments will be renewed each year upon
tenant request by April 1st of each Year; with slip fees paid by April 1st.
Club dues must be paid before the Treasurer accepts any slip fees. Members will be charged a late fee for any
slip payment made after April 1st. The
amount of the late fee will be decided by the Board of Directors at the
November Board meeting. Any other arrangements are to be made with the approval
of the Slip/Float Committee, but in no case are fees to be paid later than May
15 - Slip assignment is lost if not paid by this date.
8. Prior to any member taking occupancy of a slip, that
member shall submit an up to date Certificate of Insurance, or copy of,
indicating evidence of liability. Dollar limits to be determined by the
9. The Slip/Float Committee has the right to: remove any tenant member, refuse any
application, or refuse to renew any float assignment, based on a member's
noncompliance to any rule established by the WYC or the Slip/Float
Committee. Due notice and hearing by the
Board of Directors will be given to the member.
10. The time of float use is to be determined by the Slip/Float
Committee and will be open to tenant members approximately during the months of
May to October.
11. In case of an emergency, storm or other natural
disaster, the Committee has the right to take whatever precautions it deems
necessary, or to evacuate the floats and demand that all tenants remove their
vessels immediately. The Evacuation Plan and Insurance Certificate forms for
each vessel must be on file at the club before any slip is occupied. All boats on the North side of A dock, and both sides of B dock must be evacuated. The
launch will remain on the dock for use as an emergency vessel.
Calling evacuations: Any three members of the Board of
Directors and/or the Slip/Float Chairman are authorized to call for an
evacuation. Slip members who do not adhere to the evacuation stand to lose
their slip and be financially responsible for damage to the docks. No
exceptions or second chances.
A mandatory evacuation will be performed on a yearly
basis and must be adhered to by all slip members. The date for the mandatory evacuation will be
announced and posted a minimum of one month in advance.
Slip/Float Committee, or the WYC, assumes no responsibility for any damage to
any vessel, or property of tenants, whether by another member or WYC.
13. Any member leaving his slip for forty-eight hours
(48) or larger must notify the Slip/Float Chairman and give an approximate date
of return. Slip/Float Chairman may reassign that slip for that period of time.
Members leaving their slips for extended periods of time must notify the
Chairman 24 hours in advance of their return.
14.The fee for member's assigned space shall be figured by multiplying the overall length of the vessel by $27.50 for all members who had slip assignments prior to January 1st, 2013 and by $30.00 for any slip assignment after January 1st, 2013.. The treasurer will send bills and payment will be made to WYC. This fee is set by the Slip/Float Committee ($20.00 if member loaned the Club $1000.00).
15.A rental fee of $10.00 per day will be charged to temporary tenants who are general members of WYC not regularly assigned to the float system. It shall not exceed the annual amount that would have been charged if the tenant were a permanent tenant. Visiting yacht club members shall pay $20.00 per day. Not to exceed 5 days at a time. Transient guests that are not members of the Club or a member of another yacht club with which we have reciprocal rights will be charged $2.00 per foot of the length overall of the transient vessel per night.
16. The minimum fee on the north side of "B"
dock will be based on 28'. The minimum fee on the south side of "B“ dock will be based on 24'. The minimum fee on the north
side of "A" dock will be based on 18'.The minimum fee on "C" dock will be set at the Dock Masters discretion.
17. No tenders, dinghies, outboard motors, float
lockers, or other equipment may be stored on the floats. Boarding steps on finger
floats may be used with prior approval of the Slip/Float Committee.
18. Inflatables assigned to
the south side of A dock, or to the east side of the main dock, may not be
longer that thirteen (13' ) without approval of the
Dinghy Committee. All other types may not exceed ten (10') feet without
approval of the Dinghy Committee.
19. Any changes to the float system property must be
approved by the Slip/Float Committee.
20. Club members are not allowed to leave club premises
if their boat is on the docks, other than slip members whose boat is in an
assigned slip. If there is a mechanical problem with a boat, the owner must
receive approval from the Slip/Float Chairman or the Head Steward in order to
leave a boat on the dock for up to 24 hours.
The docks will be painted to avoid confusion. – This
should be a separate clause
painted red (gas dock): Absolutely no boat tie-up for any reason other than
painted green (pump-out dock): 15 minutes.
painted orange (outside dock): 60 minutes for unloading only, but members are
not allowed to leave the Club.
21. The following rules also apply:
a. Boats underway will make no
wake while approaching or leaving the dock.
,fixed mount grills are allowed as long as they are on the outboard side
of the boat and at least 4feet from the
any dock surface , any other grill or open flames are not allowed
Discharging of heads is prohibited.
Discharging of oil, flammable liquids, or oily bilges is prohibited.
e. No refueling of vessels is
permitted at the slips.
22. The painted areas of the main pier designated as
the gas dock will be used for fueling only. Boat owner; shall cause as little
delay as possible. Boats will not be left unattended at the gas dock. – This
needs to be amended if the gas dock is to be moved.
23. Participants in the Sailing Program shall use the
East side of the swim area.
24. All assigned tenant members are to perform any
necessary maintenance and construction work needed upon request over and above
their regular work party assignments.
25. After WYC membership dues and slip fees have been
paid, should the tenant member sell his boat or be unable to use his slip, the
slip will remain in the tenant's name for the balance of the year.
A prorated refund may be made dependant on the fees
collected from transient or temporary rentals.
A tenant may apply in writing to the Board of Directors
for a one time "one year waiver" without loss of seniority or slip
assignment. Slip fees for the year
immediately after the waiver must be paid by March 15th and the boat
must be in the assigned slip by June 1st.
If no action is taken during the grace period, the member will forfeit
26. When a slip becomes available to the next person on
the waiting list, he or she must accept the assignment within two weeks after
the notification from the Slip/Float Chairman, or be placed at the bottom of
the waiting list. All slip fees are due
and payable upon acceptance of the slip assignment. The member may not relocate his/her boat to
the slip until all fees are paid in full.
27. Seniority on the docks shall be determined by the
date a member accepts and starts paying for a slip (slip waiting list will
determine the order slips are offered). This will be independent from
membership seniority, except when two or more members have the same date of
entering the float system, and then the senior member will be the first in dock
seniority. If a member leaves the float system they forfeit their seniority.
(One year waivers are not considered leaving the float system).
28. Discretion and supervision by all members and
transient guests must be exercised pertaining to noise, drunkenness, running or
playing on floats, swimming, diving, fishing and use of PFD's on children under
12 years of age. Abusive conduct as stated above will constitute a misconduct
29. Any slip tenant who purchases a larger boat which
will not fit into his/her assigned space may have to vacate the slip system.
30. Basic use of electricity is restricted to lighting,
radio, TV, and battery charging equipment. Fee for basic use of electricity
will be $75 per season for boats without air conditioners and $150.00 per season for all boats equipped with air conditioners. The Slip/Float Committee does not allow heaters or other heavy drawing electrical appliances without prior approval.
31. Sales of Boats:
All boats must be moved off their slip and/or mooring at the Point of
Transfer of Ownership. Failure to do so shall result in appropriate action by
the Board of Directors.
32. Violators of Slip/Float Rules are liable for
Suspension at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
33. Spring lines shall be added to the outboard side of
all boats sterned into floats, see posted
diagram. Anyone adversely touching
another member’s line(s) will be subject to rule 32.
Approved by Board of Directors November 1993 Revised
Revised December 2002
Revised October 2004
Revised May 2008
Revised June 30, 2010
Revised June, 2012
Revised March, 2014
Revised March 18, 2015