BRIDLINGTON MODEL BOAT SOCIETY-  MEMBERSHIP RULES

 

On payment of subscription fees to the treasurer, I agree to abide by the following.

  1. To act in a safe, courteous and responsible manner in the use of the Society’s site and facilities and in all society related activities.
  2. That the use of the site is at my own risk, and that neither the Society or it’s trustees accept any liability whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury howsoever arising from such use, by me, my guests, accompanied juniors or invitees.
  3. To immediately make a detailed report of any incident, damage, loss or injury at the site either in the incident book held in the clubhouse, or by letter, and inform the Honorary Secretary of such report without delay.
  4. That if any instance of my conduct, which has, or is likely to cause damage, loss or injury or otherwise bring the Society into disrepute comes to the attention of the committee, this will be investigated and if found to be justified my membership may be suspended in accordance with the constitution.
  5. The committee will inform at the Annual General Meeting of all reported incidents together with the action they have taken.
  6. To also abide by the following general rules :-

v     Accompanied Juniors: Juniors are the responsibility of the adult member to whom they are related and must be accompanied at all times while on site by that member in the interests of safety and child protection.

v     Club Equipment: This is provided for the benefit of members and should only be used for the purpose intended.

v     Sailing Frequencies: Each member must provide a frequency peg bearing their full name if using the 27 or 40Mhz bands. (2.4GHz users are exempt from this rule) This peg must be displayed on the frequency board before the transmitter is switched on and removed as soon as the transmitter is switched off. Only one peg per member at any one time may be used. If a member wishes to use a frequency that is already in use, the present user of that frequency must allow the new user to sail after 30 minutes. To continue sailing, each member must alternate in 30 minute periods. This rule applies over all disciplines and all days except when an organised event is in progress.

v     Allocated Days: Tuesdays are designated as “scale and yachts only”. Wednesdays are designated as “Power and competition Fast Electrics only”. (Club 500 boats are not classed as competition Fast Electrics and as such are included as scale boats.) However, any discipline may sail on either of these days if the water is unoccupied but must give way to the appropriate discipline if necessary.

v     General Sailing: Powerboats and Fast Electrics must not sail unless it is safe to do so. Powerboats must be silenced to MPBA standards. Powered craft must give way to sail at all times.

v     Rescue Boat and Chest Waders: Lifejackets must be worn when using either the rescue boat or waders. No more than 2 persons may use the rescue boat at any one time. Junior members must not use the rescue boat unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

v     Membership Cards: Please carry your membership card with you when on site and be prepared to challenge people you don’t know and ask to see their membership card.

 

Please abide by these few rules to help make your club a safe and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy. Failure to abide by the above rules may result in loss of membership.

 To read the BMBS Constitution please click HERE