AYC Boat Yard Policy
1. Administration of the boat yard shall be the responsibility of the Harbor Master who shall be appointed by the Commodore for the term of one year. The term of which shall coincide with the term of the Board of Directors.
2. The Harbor Master shall exercise due judgment to provide and maintain space assignments to provide the best utilization of the available space in boat yard. It is understood that Club members will cooperate with the Harbor Master in applying the Boat Yard policies.
3. The boat yard is provided for those Club members actively involved in sailing. The Arlington Yacht Club assumes no responsibility or liability for boats or equipment stored inside the boat yard. Owners must arrange for adequate insurance to meet their individual needs.
4. The boat yard is not intended for storage for inactive boats. The Harbor Master will recommend to the Board of Directors that space assignments be terminated for inactive boats. The Board of Directors shall make the final decision on boat yard removals by notifying the owner by mail.
5. Boat storage fees shall be assessed by the Board of Directors and shall be paid annually to the Club Treasurer, concurrent with annual dues. The fees shall be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors. Fees as of 11/99 are as follows:
Overall length less than 15’ - $ 90.00
Overall length 15’, but less than 20’ - 120.00
Overall length 20’ or more - 175.00
Multi-hulls - 175.00
Rack Storage (small board boats only) - 50.00
6. Members dropped from the Club rolls shall automatically lose boat yard storage privileges; associated boats shall be removed from the boat yard within 30 days.
7. The sale of a boat does not transfer the seller’s boat storage space to the purchaser of the boat. Boats sold must be removed from the boat yard within 48 hours unless otherwise authorized by the Harbor Master.
8. A member may, with concurrence of the Harbor Master, retain their boat yard space assignment following disposal of their boat if they acquire, in a reasonable amount of time, another boat which is suitable to the space vacated.
9. It shall be the sole responsibility of a boat owner to maintain their assigned boat yard space(s) in a clean and orderly manner. If an owner does not mow and/or maintain their space adequately, that owner shall be subject to loss of their assigned boat yard space.
10. There shall be no storage of extra boat parts, cradles, or miscellaneous equipment in the owner’s assigned space.
11. In accordance with City Ordinance, mooring at the dock for more than a 48 hour period is not permitted.
12. There shall be no parking of automobiles within the confines of the boat yard on Club scheduled race days, or when instructed by the Harbor Master.
13. Boat Yard Assignment - The following rules shall apply for space assignment/retention
a. The boat yard is available for use by members actively involved in racing and/ or pleasure cruising.
b. As new members join and request boat yard space, current members sailing activity will be reviewed by the Harbor Master. Inactive members will be subject to loss of their boat yard space(s).
c. In cases where there is more than one inactive member and only one space needed, the inactive members’ participation in work parties, club committees and leadership roles shall be considered, as well as necessary space requirements.
d. Initially, at the discretion of the Harbor Master, an inactive member may be given a probationary period to improve their sailing activity. If at the end of this period the member remains inactive, they will be recommended to the Board of Directors for removal and thereafter be given formal notice to remove their boat within 10 days. Under such a case, there will be a prorated refund of prepaid boat storage fees.
e. In cases of extended periods of inactivity, the probationary period may be waived, and the Harbor Master may immediately recommend to the Board of Directors for issuance of a formal notice to remove the inactive boat within 10 days.
f. All boats in the Boat Yard shall be identified by a current Lake Arlington Recreation Permit, purchased and affixed not later than January 31st of each year. The Harbor Master may recommend to the Board of Directors immediate removal of non-compliant boats without a probationary period, members thereafter to be given a formal notice to remove their boat within 10 days.
g. It should be understood that each boat owner has the responsibility for maintenance of their assigned space(s), as well as the safety of their boat by removing it when required by a rising lake level.
14. The Harbor Master will report to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis at minimum, the status of boat yard assignments. This will include potential inactive boats and any recommendations thereof, as well as the number of members on the waiting list.