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Compound - Members Information

The sailing club has a compound storage area adjacent to the clubhouse. Compound space is limited, however full sailing members may store their cruisers, speed boats, tenders, sailing dinghies, and trailers in the compound. Members are charged for storage over either six months or 12 month periods.

As there is limited space we encourage members to be active and maintain their boats over the 6 month period whilst it is in the yard, and to get their boats back in to service.


Please note:

1.  The Compound Officer must be informed before any boat, tender, dinghy etc is brought in to the compound.

2. A space will be allocated, and members will be expected to clearly mark their boat name, surname, or membership number on the trailer, tender, dinghy, oars, or outboard, to aid clear identity. Unmarked property is easily mislaid.

3. Please keep the space around and underneath your boat tidy.

4. Please upturn tenders and dinghies to avoid gathering rainwater, or use suitable boat cover.

5. Do not interfere with other members property without permission or authority of the Compound Officer

Compound (Club Rules)

Clube Rules extract - Compound 3;

(a) Applications for compound space and keys shall be made to the Compound Officer accompanied by the appropriate fee and appropriate key deposit.

(b) All combustible material (ie petrol & gas) to be removed from boats whilst stored in the Club compound.

(c) No boat shall be left in the compound until space has been allocated.

(d) Members shall use the space allocated to them. Only one space per member will be allocated unless the Management Committee shall decide otherwise.

(e) Members shall be responsible for their boat space and keep it tidy whether or not the space is occupied.

(f) Dinghies over 8ft in length shall be fastened down to cables or to suitable stakes, which must not protrude above ground level.

(g) Road and launching trailers/trolleys shall be left in the designated areas only or beneath boats provided they do not project into the gangways.

(h) The Management Committee shall have powers to require any member contravening the compound rules to remove the boat.

(i) Members are responsible for ensuring that the gates are locked at all times.

(j) All boats & equipment occupying compound space must be clearly marked to identify ownership.

(k) Cars may be left in the compound providing they are not parked on the circular roadway and at the discretion of the Compound Officer.

l) Cruisers that need to remain in the compound during the summer season must seek the permission of the Compound Officer. They will be subject to additional fees as set by the Management Committee.

Banksman & Slinger Signals

If you need reminding of the required signals for directing the crane please look at the Crane Signals Training video on the HSE site, or print off the Crane Signals for Banksmen and Slingers. Links below.

Crane Signals Training Video WEBLINK  

Crane Signals for Banksmen and Slingers Download 

Authorised Banksmen for Club Crane In Events are as follows:

Rod Southwell, Paul Rosevere, Andy Avons, John Clist, Andy Packer, David Wrennal

Club Tractor

With the arrival of a replacement tractor we will be able to use it for:

  • 1.The Launch and Recovery of Trailers/Boats, 2. The clearing of  the hard standing, 3. The lifting and carrying of items with the front loader as within the manufacturers design limits.

  • We will be insured for on and off road use, however there are certain stipulations. Drivers must hold a full driving licence for an agricultural tractor, must be over 25 years of age, no more than six named drivers and must have suitable training on the correct use of the vehicle. Drivers names are logged for insurance purposes via Graham Wills, Treasurer.

  • In addition the vehicle will be regularly serviced and maintained.

  • The Health and Safety Executive produce a leaflet on the safe use of tractors, a link is available here. The contents of which are essential reading for all operators of the tractor. The sections that refer to operating on sloping ground, unstable ground, and in proximity to other persons will be most relevant.

  • Authorised drivers are shown inside the Tractor Log Book. 

  • Re servicing we are indebted to Simon Stroud for assisting/advising us.


As regards safety in the compound please observe the following:

  1. REMOVE all GAS, INFLAMMABLE LIQUIDS and PETROL from boats over winter.

  2. Secure ladders to boats when using them.

  3. Ensure all electrical cables and appliances you use are fit for purpose, please coil up cables afterwards and remove plug from socket. Compound earth leakage trips will break the circuit if there is faulty equipment. Please turn off all electrical appliances when leaving the boat.

  4. Do NOT use electrical appliances in wet conditions.

  5. Those members requiring dehumidifiers, or space heaters in their boats MUST ensure their is NO RISK of fire.

  6. Do NOT GENERATE SPARKS inside the garage - beware of stored petrol in outboards etc.

  7. Please keep the emergency fire escape, and clubhouse staircase clear of any obstruction


The security of the clubhouse, and compound  remains the responsibility of all club members. Compound keys are granted to those members with a proven need to access the club.The compound gates, must be kept locked at all times. The GARAGE and STOP GAP must be locked when not in use. The last person leaving the yard must ensure ALL doors/gates are secure.

Clubhouse keys are available to Committee Members Only.

Please ensure all valuable property is removed from club premises, or kept securely locked. Items such as dinghies, tenders, trailers, oars, and outboards must be clearly identifiable by boat name, owners name or membership number. Please lock oars away in the garage.

Please do not use property without the permission of the owner.

Any problems with security should be reported to the Security Officer. or the Police

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