Buddy Sailing Rules
BUDDY SAILING SYSTEM
Anyone wishing to use the Buddy System must register their intent by seeing Ken Haig or a Council member in the clubhouse who will then issue the following:
A copy of the Buddy System Guidelines and Risk Assessment
A key to the clubhouse (cost £10)
A form to be completed and signed confirming the Guidelines and Risk Assessment have been read and will be adhered to (form to be retained in the clubhouse)
NO SAILING OUT OF NORMAL CLUB HOURS CAN BE DONE UNTIL THE ABOVE HAS BEEN COMPLIED WITH
Below is a resume of the Guidelines .
- You MUST carry a whistle and day-glow flag to attract attention easily.
- You MUST sign-in and sign out on the designated sheet on clip board in the front lobby.
- Preferably take a mobile phone in case of emergency. (There is also be a phone in the front lobby.)
- At least two craft of the same type ie dinghy or windsurfer present (3 would be better)
- No one under 14 allowed at all. Those aged 14—18 should have RYA level 2 certificate minimum competence level, and a parent or guardian must be present throughout.
- Each sailor must keep the others in sight at all times.
- The buddy system is for Members only (no guests or day fee)
- Take heed of the prevailing weather and the forecast, do not sail in conditions you cannot cope with--- remember there is no safety cover and YOU SAIL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, DON'T GO
The Buddy Sailing System is ONLY available to Members of Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club ie no guests or visitors may sail. Anyone found bringing non-members with them to sail may have their membership revoked.
Cars may be parked at the top of the slipway to unload kit, but must then be parked in the car park. This is a NWL requirement.
Take no chances or short cuts, if the system is abused in any way, we will lose it.
Enjoy the extra time on the water.
Last updated 14:42 on 21 December 2019