GENERAL RULES OF TTSA
- All facilities in TTSA are for use by members only.
- Members are permitted to introduce guests to the premises and facilities of the Association’s Sailing Centre. However any guest resident in Trinidad and Tobago visiting the Sailing Centre more than three times in the course of a calendar year should be required to apply for membership of the Association.
- Every member introducing a guest will be required to sign-in their guests’ name and address prior to entry and use of the facilities.
- A member shall not introduce as a guest to the Sailing Centre any person who has been struck off the list of members or whose presence shall be considered objectionable.
- No member should invite a non-member group of considerable size without first seeking permission from the Manager.
- Pool parties must be arranged with the office in advance and stipulated restrictions must be adhered to. All children under the age of twelve must be under the supervision of an adult at all times while they are using the pool.
- Paper and other items to be discarded should always be put into a garbage bin and bottles into empty cases provided for this purpose. Garbage from yachts must be discarded in the dumpster outside not in bins within the compound.
- Jumping, diving, fishing, playing or climbing off the jetty or the yachts at anchor is not permitted.
- No one is allowed to interfere with the Association’s dinghies and or boats belonging to members.
- Children should be supervised at all times and are not allowed to play within the precinct of the bar.
- Members shall not bring food or drink on to the premises for consumption on shore.
- No cars are permitted to park within the precincts of TTSA unless boat owners are on their yachts overnight or longer or working on their boats. Vehicles allowed in the compound must follow security directives for parking. Parking of vehicles for longer than five days must obtain approval from the office or manager.
- All members and guests must abide by the opening hours of the pool posted by the management of the TTSA,
- Neither the TTSA nor any of their members or agents accept responsibility for the loss of life injury or other damage on the premises,
- No animals are allowed on the premises except animals in transit to from boats.
- All boats parked on shore must be placed on well constructed operational trailers at all times. Dinghies that are stored in racks are the only exception to this rule.
- Dinghies stored in racks when not in use must be returned to their rack.
- The trailers provide by the association for the racked dinghies shall only be used to transport boats to and from the water. Boats using these trailers shall not be left for any length of time on the trailers
- Trailers when not in use shall be returned to their designated parking areas
- All dinghy sailors must wear life jackets while on the water.
- Dinghies should not be left parked on the slipway or no parking zones.
- Dinghy owners must ensure that all equipment and accessories, if left at the TTSA, are properly numbered and locked into racks. TTSA will not be held liable for any loss of equipment.
- The tenders are used primarily for carrying boat owners, crew, gear, etc., to and from their boats. Only designated boat men should operate tenders.
- Any member who operates the tender owing to unforeseen circumstances or outside of normal operating hours must be prepared to hold themselves responsible for the well being of the tender its engine and equipment . They must ensure that the tender is properly secured to the jetty after use by them.
- Yacht owners should advise the office or manager in writing or by email prior to leaving the moorings for an extended period of more than 5 days.
- Yachts are not allowed to remain tied alongside the jetties overnight. Permission can be sought from the office in unusual circumstance. A fee of $100.00 will be charged for all overnight stays, for every additional night the yacht remains alongside the fee shall be increased by $100.00 per night to a maximum of $500 per night and will remain at this level for each subsequent night after the 5th night.
- The jetties are not to be used for extensive boat repairs. All such repairs are to be carried out in the outhaul yard.
- The moorings are under the control of the Management Committee.
- Moorings are leased from the TTSA and cannot be sold, transferred, or disposed of in any manner whatsoever.
- It is the duty of every owner of a boat to ensure that mooring ropes, plastic chafe hose, floats etc., are in order. If there is wear or any problems with these, they must be reported TO THE OFFICE OR MANAGER by email or in writing or by telephone immediately.
- Yacht owners will be charged for repairing damaged moorings lines caused by their negligence,
e.g., Lines broken due to chafing owing to a lack of anti chafing plastic, or dropping of safety lines.
- Yachts Owners shall make bookings to outhaul DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE and should book well in advance for outhauls in the busy season (June- December). Fees shall be paid in full PRIOR to launching. Yacht owners shall ensure that the area around their yachts while on land shall be kept clean and tidy. All garbage shall be removed and placed in the bins provided or in the dumpster in the car park. When masts are removed they shall be stored in such a manner that they will not affect the proper operation of the outhaul yard.
THESE RULES MAY BE AMENDED AT ANY TIME BY THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE