Dinghy, Tender and Kayak Storage Arrangements
The Club is running out of space to store members' boats at the Creek. So, in 2020 we introduced revised arrangements in order to (a) optimise the use of the area allocated to boats within the Club car park, and (b) ensure there is a space corresponding to each boat plaque we issue, whether for the car park area or the Club chains. From the end of 2020 we will require members to request boat plaques for the following season at the time of membership renewal by filling in an online Form - see here. Plaques from the previous season will not be renewed automatically so that a failure to return this Form within the application window could well mean you are unsuccessful in obtaining a space.
Boat plaques are not transferable and are only valid for the boat to which they are issued. So, if members are considering changing their boats or acquiring additional boats in the expectation they can be kept at the Club, they are strongly advised to check first with the Club Secretary that a suitable space is available.
- All craft stored in Club locations require an annual "plaque" which must be affixed to the boat in a readily visible position even when the cover is on.
- Each plaque is uniquely numbered and the number is registered against a named boat. The plaque number signifies where that boat may be stored.
- Plaques can only be transferred to another boat with the agreement of the Club and so members need to contact the Club Secretary to request this. Unfortunately due to the limitations on space, it may not always be possible to accommodate these requests.
Storage Locations (see diagrams at top and bottom of the page)
WWSC now offers members the following locations for keeping their boats:
- Premium chains - These spaces are on the main section of the Club chains on the Hard running between the ramp down onto the Hard until the second set of steps. Premium chains plaques are suitable for sailing dinghies larger than Lasers that are kept on launching trolleys with their masts up. Premium chains plaques are in a series numbered between "001" and "060".
- Upper chains - These spaces are on the section of chains located between the second set of steps and the sluice-gate wall at the far end of the Hard. Upper chains plaques are suitable for Lasers, Picos, Toppers (and other similar sized boats) kept on launching trolleys with masts up or down. Upper chains plaques are in a series numbered "2xx".
- Tender chains - These are spaces on the sections of chain located further down the beach (see diagram at bottom of page). Tenders no longer than the gap between the "bow" and "stern" chains may be kept here secured fore and aft noting that allowance must be made for them floating at high water. Tenders must not be secured in a way that obstructs the gaps left to permit boats access to the water. Tender plaques are in a series numbered between "061" and "110".
- Car park: Laser Zone - These are spaces in specific areas of the Club car park allocated to Lasers and Picos. Boats must be kept on launching trolleys (so they can be moved to permit grass cutting), with masts down and not protruding. Laser zone plaques are in a series numbered "3xx".
- Car park: Topper Zone - These are spaces in specific areas of the Club car park allocated to Toppers. Boats must be kept on launching trolleys (so they can be moved to permit grass cutting), with masts down and not protruding. Topper zone plaques are in a series numbered "4xx".
- Car park: SailQube/Oppie Zone - These are spaces in specific areas of the Club car park allocated to SailQubes and Oppies. Boats must be kept on launching trolleys (so they can be moved to permit grass cutting), with masts down and not protruding. SailQube/Oppie zone plaques are in a series numbered "5xx".
- Car park: Kayak rack plaques - These are spaces in the racks located near the Club House. Kayaks/canoes should only be kept on the upper levels to permit the ground level to be occupied by SailQubes/Oppies. Kayak plaques are in a series numbered "6xx".
A chart posted in the car park shows how boats are to be arranged in the various car park zones and these zones have also been marked "on the ground" with coloured symbols. By grouping boats of the same design together rather than allowing them to be arranged randomly we are able to fit more within our limited space. We rely on member co-operation to make this work!
As explained above, the plaque number is linked to a specific location and type of plaque. This means it is vital that you attach the right plaque to the right boat. If a boat does not have a plaque entitling it to be in the designated zone, we may require the member to remove it. Also, the plaque number must match the boat to which it was issued. Members who change boats and therefore require a different plaque or need an existing plaque to be transferred to a new boat must request this by emailing the Club Secretary. Please note, it may not always be possible to accommodate such requests.
Last updated 23:26 on 14 November 2020