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Terms and Conditions

  1. Boats may be hired by Authorised BHYC Members only once the appropriate fees have been paid.
  2. "Authorised" members means that they have shown evidence of sailing competence see paragraph 3 below.
  3. Members wishing to hire a club boat, and whose sailing competence is unknown or in doubt, must produce a relevant RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2 or Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 Certificate or complete a sailing competence session prior to hiring a boat. A Club RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor will carry this out, and it may include a capsize drill. (The above standards are the minimum required as a base line, if the wind strength is above F4 (16 knots) your participation may be subject to Chief Instructor, Instructor, Race Officer or Person in Charge approval for safety reasons.
  4. All Members, whether "racing" or "*pottering" MUST SIGN ON with the Race Officer of the day or in Reception. They will alert support boats. The support boat crews will be required to monitor these dinghies as part of the race fleet. Final authorisation will be at the discretion of the Race Officer. If not racing, the member must notify the Race Officer of their return and sign off.
  5. Members who hire boats may be liable to pay the insurance excess in the event of an insurance claim.
  6. Members must sign the booking form agreeing to conditions and have paid the fees prior to taking a club boat.

* Boats 'pottering' around the race course (fast or slow) must keep well clear of race marks and race competitors.

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