The club has recently obtained grant funding and has purchased a
number of items of training equipment including new Wanderer
dinghies; further grants are imminent for the purchase of topper
dinghies, new safety boat and outboard engines.
This is a significant investment for the club and the following
policy is designed to ensure that we (club members) and
potential members obtain maximum benefit for the investment now
and in the future.
Training equipment must only be used under the direct
supervision of the following personnel:
Members of the Board of Directors including current co-opted
RYA Instructors and assistant instructors registered with the
The approach must be to treat all equipment as if it was your
own. The RYA Training Centre Principle and Chief Instructor have
particular responsibility to ensure the equipment is safe to use
and is undamaged. This is a requirement of our RYA recognition.
Any damage or defects noted during use should be advised to
the Centre Principle, and Chief Instructor. A logbook is
located in the training equipment room which should log any
defects or damage, how the damage or defects were caused, the
date of occurrence, the personnel involved, if known, and action
taken to rectify the defect. This should allow any pattern of
defects to be identified and action taken to prevent
reoccurrence. The supervisor noted above should log the defect.
Because of the value of the training equipment held by the club,
access to the training equipment room shall be limited to the
supervisors noted above. The training equipment room should be
locked at all other times.
The supervisor is to ensure all equipment is properly stored at
the end of any session.
USE OF EQUIPMENT
Equipment shall only be used for:
RYA accredited training.
‘Joy ride’ for potential members (Boat helmed by supervisor).
Training / familiarisation / practice for instructors /
Safety boat cover during racing events.
Other times as approved by the Board of Directors.
HIRE OF EQUIPMENT
In the medium term it is anticipated that some equipment.
(probably Topper dinghies) will be available for hire.
Equipment shall only be hired under the supervision of a
supervisor as noted above who will be responsible for issuing
the equipment and collecting the fee due and checking the
equipment for defects and storing back in the equipments