- Use Club facilities at their own risk.
- Approaching Offshore Stations must minimise their wake. Vessels, including tenders, speed must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the floats.
- Are responsible for payment for: all direct and indirect costs of repairs to Club property; for damage caused by them and/or their family, guests, pets, and vessels. The member must immediately notify the Station Manager (if any), the Mayor of the Offshore Station and the Rear Commodore Offshore Stations in writing of such damage. This allows for timely repairs and ensures safety. Operators of vessels with high freeboard are cautioned that short, vertical mooring lines combined with wave action can damage bull rails.
- Shall not reprimand or invade the privacy of the Offshore Station Managers.
- Must keep their pets on a leash at all times, both ashore and on the docks. Pets are not allowed in pavilions. Members must remove their pets’ droppings from docks and ashore.
Members must ensure:
- The use of either holding tanks or onshore facilities.
- Children wear life jackets on the floats unless they are competent swimmers.
- Children are carefully supervised and specifically warned of the danger of hazardous cliffs.
- Generators are not operated between 2200 hrs and 0800 hrs and consideration is given to limit noise and fumes when running generators or their engines.
- Use of sound equipment, power tools, musical instruments, or participation in noisy activities does not infringe on the quiet enjoyment of others, particularly between 2200 and 0800 hrs.
- Dinghies, inflatables, jet skis, and personal watercraft are operated safely and in a courteous manner.
- That floatplanes use designated floats, where available.
Advance approval of the Rear Commodore Offshore Stations is required if:
- Members wish to take in excess of nine guests to an offshore station.
- Pavilions at offshore stations are to be used by non-profit groups that are considered part of the yachting fraternity. This rule is meant to foster good public relations with organisations whose interests and objectives are shared by the club.
- Helicopters, hovercraft, hydrofoils, or other noisy craft are to be operated from club property or from moored vessels. Peace, quiet, and safety will be primary considerations.
- Members wish to cut trees, uproot plants, or pick flowers. The environment should be left undisturbed for the perpetual enjoyment of all members.
Where possible, in order to provide adequate time for consultation, please submit requests seven days in advance.
The following are not permitted (exceptions noted):
- Discharge of effluent while moored at any offshore station except when pump out facilities can be used.
- Commercial or business activities. Offshore stations are to be used only for social purposes.
- Water skiing, wake boarding, tubing or similar activities from RVYC floats.
- The leaving of garbage and/or recyclables except where local rules permit and designated containers are provided.
- Use or movement of firefighting equipment except in an emergency.
- Discharge of firearms, air guns, slingshots, funnelators, or other weapons except for the ceremonial cannon under the supervision of the honorary master gunner.
- Smoking ashore. Violation of this rule by either a member or a guest of that member shall subject the member to a one-year suspension of the use of the offshore stations. Exceptions to this penalty shall only be made at the direction of the executive committee.
- Open fires at any time, except under the supervision of the station manager or a member of the offshore stations committee; however barbecuing is permitted at designated sites.
- Permanent habitation of vessels moored at offshore stations.