Terms and Conditions: Dinghy Park Storage
1. Applications for Dinghy Park Storage are ONLY accepted from current Club members of HYC. Any exceptions to this (requested formally in writing) must be reviewed and considered by the Sailing Committee and approved by General Committee.
2. Howth Yacht Club reserves the right to:
a. Refuse an application for reasons of insufficient available space or lack of adequate use
b. Revoke an allocation if inaccurate or incorrect information has been provided during the application process
c. Allocate some spaces for less than the full season.
d. Move your boat to a different location within the hard-standing area of the club during the period of certain open events being held in the Club through the summer when the dinghy park will be utilised. Boat owners will be contacted in advance and are asked to assist with the moving of their boats to another location. Owners may be asked to remove their boats from site completely during certain events.
e. Move owner’s boats to long term storage in the event of owners failing to comply with the requirements as per the above. Additional charges will be applied in this instance
f. Charge additional fees if your boat is stored without permission. You will be charged €16.00 per day up to a total of €255.00. Storage is available by prior arrangement.
3. The owner accepts and undertakes to abide by the following conditions unless prior exemption from one or more has been previously given in writing by Howth Yacht Club.
a. RISK: Boats are parked on the Club premises at the absolute risk of their owners. Howth Yacht Club will NOT accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to or by the boat whilst it is so parked. Owners will indemnify the Club against any claim whatsoever arising out of any loss of or damage to their parked boat and agree that insurance of the boat will be their sole responsibility. Applicants must ensure that they hold valid boat insurance for the duration of the period. The term “boat” includes hull, sails, spars, trolley, cover and all gear relating to the boat parked at the Club. You may be asked to provide this on occasion.
b. LOCATION: The boat is to be parked only in its allocated position, and on a serviceable trolley to facilitate movement (unless parked on a rack). All spars and other gear are to be stowed within the limits of the allocated space, to minimise obstruction to others.
c. IDENTIFICATION: The parked boat/asset must display the Club-supplied tag or sticker in a clearly visible position when the boat is in its normal parking position. It must have its name or other identifying mark on the hull, and all sails, spars, cover and other gear are to be clearly marked with boat number, name or other identification.
4. Owners agree that they will remove their parked boat from the Club premises within seven days of notification, either a written or an email request from Howth Yacht Club for such reasons as that Committee may determine, including:
a. Failure to meet the Club’s conditions for parking as set out above – in which case owners who still wish to park the boat at the Club must submit a new application for parking, and take their place on the waiting list where applicable.
b. If sold to another member within the Club, parking rights DO NOT transfer with it. New owners must submit their own application for parking and take their place on the waiting list where applicable.
c. The owner’s failure to remain a fully paid-up member of the Club.
d. In the event that the owner fails to remove the parked boat following a written request to do so, the owner authorises the Club to dispose of the parked boat in any manner deemed appropriate. The proceeds of such disposal are to be levied against the settlement of any expenses incurred by, or monies due to the Club, with any surplus being paid to the owner.
5. A decision by Howth Yacht Club to refuse an application, or their request for the removal of a parked boat, may be appealed only after complying with the terms of their decision.
Such an appeal must be directed in writing to the Commodore, whose judgment on the matter will be final.