Rules

RULES OF INTERNAL ORDER

Adjustment to September 2020

This regulation is a supplement to the statutes of the non-profit organisation Yachting Club Geel and approved by the board of directors.

The NON-PROFIT organisation YCGEEL has effective members and joined members. The effective members form the General Assembly and choose among them the directors who also make up the executive board. All this in line with the statutes.

The main purpose of the rules of internal order is to manage the interaction between the members of the association and the non-profit organisation, the interaction between each other, the activities and obligations on and around the club grounds (port, buildings and berths).

1. General:

The club is affiliated to the Flemish Association for Water sports (VVW)
All effective and acceded members are members of the VVW and receive a member card on behalf of the head of the household (for the water skiers and fastboats, these are also all family members). All members enjoy the benefits provided by the VVW. The VVW remains liable for these advantages and the NON-PROFIT organisation YCGeel is not liable for any discussion with the VVW.

2. Acceptance procedure and membership of members joined

Candidate members must make their candidacy on the forms provided for by the board. A form can also be downloaded from the website. The form must be fully completed sent to YCGeel Yellow non-profit organisation Pavilionstsaat 20, 2440 Yellow or handed over to one of the directors. The family composition mentions the resident family members.

The candidacies will be treated confidentially at the next meeting of the board and the decision will be communicated in writing and in justified to the candidate.

Membership has only effected after the contribution of lig and membership fees has been completely settled except otherwise decided.

An application for fixed berth membership can only be granted for motor yachts. Boats equipped to sail are not accepted. If such boats have been accepted before the date of 6.9.2018, these boats will be retained in conjunction with their current skippers, their rights as acceded members and holders of permanent berth. These are not transferable to a new owner. (RvB 6.09.2018)

The berth assigned to the member- boat owner is allocated only for that boat for which the member has registered and may not be used by the same boat owner for another boat or passed on to a third party, subject to express and written consent of the Board of Directors.

If members – boat owners apply for a berth for a boat whose dimensions are too large for the previously usual berth, they will end up on a waiting list. For all other applications there is no waiting list and they are treated per entry.

Candidate joined members who already have a permanent berth at another club for a boat for which they apply in Yellow should cancel the first berth.

Members who obtain another berth at another club for the boat, for which they were assigned a permanent berth at the YCGeel, must cancel their berth at Geel.

The contribution is the contribution for one year and is adaptable annually by decision of the Board of Directors.

Where a member puts his/her boat up for sale, in any way and whether or not made known on the boat itself, and when this happens within five years of acceptance of the acceded member with berth, the boat must leave the port and be moved to another (sales) port. This scheme applies to members who were accepted after 1 June 2020. On request, the BoE may grant an exception for reasons of force majeure or in very special circumstances. (RvB 6.06.2020)

3. Information meeting for all members acceded:

At least one information evening will be set up every year. An overview of the planned activities is given, explains the financial situation of the NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION and there is room for all members to formulate their comments.

An activity calendar is also sent on a regular basis and, if necessary, sent interim letters of information, by post or by e-mail

4. Membership transfer:

If an acceding member expresses the wish to transfer membership to or, in the case of a member of the candidate, to take over from another member of the family of up to the second degree or a cohabiting member, this may only be done after application to and after approval by the Management Board. No new contribution is then due on the condition that there has been no interruption of the contribution.

When transferring a boat to third parties, there is no guarantee of acceptance of the new owner's candidacy.

5. Contributions, costs and accommodation fees

The contributions and the cost bill are paid by transfer to the bank account of YCG non-profit organisation as indicated in the annual account sent. The electricity consumed is indicated separately on this account by the meter stand read by the port master.

The payment due must be transferred within 30 days of receipt of the account. In the event of non-timely payment, the member shall be deemed to resign and will be requested to vacate the assigned berth and, in the case of the users of the ramp (fastboats), to hand in the key.

Members who cancel their berth with or without their membership during the year are not entitled to reimbursement of the paid for that year.

An accepted member will be owed a full year of member/berth in the case of his/her boat being offered at the port before 30 September of the current year. The fees paid (paid as an advance" after application) will be settled in that case. If the boat was offered in the port after 30 September, a member/liggeld shall be due to half. (RVB 26.10.2017)

The accommodation money as set by the board of directors (currently 150 € ) is part of the membership fee but can be fully recovered by carrying out 15 hours of maintenance work on and around the grounds of the club in Geel. This part of the membership fee is affordable in the recovery of member and lying funds from the following year. Members carry out these works as volunteers without compensation and are responsible for the authorisation which must be granted to them by the social authorities. (RVA, Health Insurance). Application forms for this admission are available on the website.

The responsible director responsible for the infrastructure determines, in consultation with the Management Board, the nature of these works and the dates on which they are carried out. The hours worked, minus 15 hours if reached, will be transferred to the following year. If the hours performed (plus hours transferred) are not 6 hours before the year to be charged, the contribution due is claimed and these hours will be deducted from the following year. If these amount to more than 5 hours, the contribution will not be claimed and these hours should be overtaken the following year. (RVB 15.12.2016) Members who have reached the age of 67 will be exempt from this accommodation fee. (change age RVB 4.3.2016, in force 1.1.2017)

The members of the "water ski" who have not reached the age of 67 must perform 8 hours of maintenance work before using the property. In the absence of this, they owe an accommodation contribution as determined by the RVB (currently 75 €) (approved RVB 17.10.2013, effective as of 1.1.2014; age changed RVB 4.3.2016, effective 1.1.2017)

The Board of Directors can accept sympathetic members who do not draw rights to their membership. The Board of Directors determines the level of their contribution and determines the club activities to which these sympathizers are invited.

6. Labels, flags and badges

Wearing uniforms, badgers, knots and the use of each item equipped with license plates of their own to the club are permitted for all members. Each sailing member shall be deemed to sail under the pennant of the club and of the VVW and also the nationality flag of the country in which his/her boat is registered. Each member acceded shall also comply with national and international regulations relating to the equipment and documents of his boat.

7. Obligations and responsibilities:

Each moored boat must be properly fastened without hindering other boats. Each boat owner remains liable for possible damage to the docked or port boats and port installations, albeit caused by him/herself, his/her appointee or his/her guests.

In emergency situations, the harbour master can recover the docked boats or apply interventions to avoid damage to the bo(o)t(s) and/or port installations. If these emergency interventions are caused by a lack of precaution of the boat owner or his appointee, any costs on this will be recovered.

Civil liability insurance (damage to third parties) for the boat is mandatory and every year the proof of insurance must be communicated to the Treasurer overseeing it.

8. Specific provisions

It is forbidden:

– disturb the good order in the marina and surrounding areas and buildings, inconvenience by making inappropriate music or other sources of sound.

– obstruct or endanger other waterway users or docked boats. For example, traffic in the port area should take place in such a slow way that virtually no wave is caused.

– intentionally harm the material or infrastructure made available

– place or move or leave objects on the roads, car parks, scaffolding or buildings of the port which disturb or impede the traffic or normal operation of the port and its infrastructure, including the operation of the clubhouse. Any comment relating to the port master or a driver must be followed immediately.

– welding, grinding, sanding or any work on the outside of a boat or on the wharf which may in any way cause damage or excessive nuisance to the surrounding vessels or port installations. Small-scale manual sanding and washing maintenance are not covered by this prohibition provision. Consultation with the neighbours and the harbour master is always recommended. If the boat owner still wishes to carry out the maintenance works covered by this prohibition, this will only be possible in consultation with the harbour master on the designated work jetty. (see Art.12)

– leave waste of any kind on site or inaction. The waste container placed in the closed waste street is only used for household waste from normal household consumption on the boats. Only the waste bags made available by the board for a fee can be deposited, tightly bound, to the fence of the waste street. Glass jars/bottles and beverage cans can be deposited in the "water course" next to the port office. Hazardous waste, as well as waste oils, greases and paint residues, must be taken by the boat owner or his appointee, who must take care of its disposal in a legal manner. Owners housed with admission on their boat must provide themselves as each inhabitant of the city of Geel of containers designated by the city of Yellow. (RVB 28.4.2016)

– to put an automatic bil pump on an air docked boat.

– smoke or make fire in the sheds.

– fishing in the harbour, both along the scaffolding and on the boats. There is a general ban on fishing for the port, indicated by the prohibition signs placed by the competent authorities.

– register in the population register of the City of Geel with the address (also as a reference address) the address of the port (Pavilion Straat or Kanaaldijk) without the prior written consent of the Board of Directors. Passers-by who take advantage of an exceptional long stay or a winter storage to stay effectively on the boat will be removed from the port.

– to dock within the port outside the appropriate scaffolding without the permission of the port master who will consider its necessity and determine the duration.

-outside the period from 1 October to 1 May to maintain a winter cover on his boat. (RVB 12.06.2014)

9 . General
The harbour master

– oversees the use of the entire port installation including site and buildings.

– The port master advises the Board of Directors on the possibilities of berths for candidate members and indicates the berths for passers-by within the possibilities available upon arrival of the passer-by(s).

-The port master is empowered to make all useful decisions for safety and order.
-The port master has the right to deny or oblige the port to leave in respect of any passer-by hunt or person whose presence endangers the record. -The port master has the right to shift or move vessels at all times. An assigned berth of a member or a passer-by is always subject to the instructions of the port master, so there are no 'fixed berths'.

-The port master is responsible for the designation of the moorings for the winter storage of non-members. The fee for this is determined by the board of the NON-PROFIT Organisation.
-Orders and subdirections of the port master should be followed

– The port master may, temporarily and under the supervision of the Management Board, delegate his powers.
-The harbour master must motivate his decisions.

The boat owner

– has been kept to maintain the berth assigned to him/her and its immediate surroundings. The owners of the fast boats must maintain by mutual agreement the jetty provided for this purpose. The necessary material is made available by the club to this end.

– Upon leaving the berth, the boat owner must indicate with the red/green sign of his berth whether or not he/she releases his/her berth as a berth for passers-by. As soon as the boat owner does not dock his/her boat for more than three nights, he/she is obliged to put a sign with the green side visible. He/she must still inform the harbour master of the long duration of his/her absence. The port master will then take into account the scheduled date of return. In the event of an unannounced absence of more than three nights, the harbour master will be free from the fourth night to dock passers-by at the relevant berth, even if it is equipped with the red sign. On return, there is no guarantee of berth for the normal user of the relevant berth.

-From 1 May to the end of October, the members of YCGeel can dock free of charge in some neighbouring ports on presentation of their VVW member card. For the Blue Boulder, the RVB makes a specific admission by name. It is delivered together with the VVW member cards or made available to the port master. These facilities, which depend on the other clubs, are communicated in our port office. (adjustment rvb 12.02.2015)

– When selling a boat from a member, the berth assigned to him/her can never be taken over by the new owner except as determined in Art.4. This new owner must first present his/her candidacy as an acceding member to the Board of Directors.

– All the premises and materials of the club are the responsibility of the users, who are requested to keep them in the state in which they were located before they were used.

– The NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION cannot be held responsible for accidents of any kind to persons, vehicles, vessels or material, which are subject to serious error under the NON-PROFIT organisation.

– The cars must park at the designated location. Materials may only be used by members on condition that they are treated with knowledge and respect

– Each member shall be required to inform a member of any irregularity which he/she considers to be recognised.

10. The clubhouse, party committee activities:

The clubhouse, terrace and sanitary installation are privately leased. Members are therefore expected to abide by the opening hours of the operation. The sanitary block remains accessible with the code to be used to do so. At certain times, indicated in the half-yearly calendar, the ASSOCIATION has the clubhouse accommodation available and takes care of the provision of the food.

Invitations to members are addressed to the head of the family. The invitation to participate in the "members" activities (information evening, New Year reception) shall also apply to the resident family members as specified in the candidacy or communicated at a later date. The invitation to the sympathizers is personal. The other activities are also open to third parties.

11. Fast boats and water ski.

As a member "water ski" one can be accepted if registered with a trailerable fast boat. These "fast boats" cannot be assigned a fixed berth and are deemed to be being weededed out of the port after use. The slope can only be used by the own YCG members "water ski" and the yachting YCG members. The latter may, subject to payment of a membership fee of 45 € , a fast boat or an exclusively seated watercraft (with fixed steering) be watered for use on the express zone. Third parties cannot use the slope as the association cannot ensure sufficient permanence and supervision so that safety on and around the slope cannot be guaranteed. (RvB 10.09.2020)

Each boat owner must apply all legal regulations in this area. For example, the use of the jet-ski, not equated with a fast motorboat, is prohibited.

It is forbidden to hinder or endanger other waterway users or docked boats. For example, traffic in the port area should take place in such a slow way that virtually no wave is caused. Water skiers and the fast-moving boats using the fast-speed zone will also have to take into account that the border zone between fast-speed and port will be sailed in such a way that the wave does not hinder the docked boats.

The barrier on the slipway must be closed before and after its use and this out of safety consideration. Only members may have and use it provided that the required insurance certificate and the payment of a deposit for a key of the slipway. The key should in no way be passed on to third parties. Violations on this rule may result in exclusion. Access to the slipway should be cleared as soon as possible and the vehicles moved so that they do not hinder any access and disposal at the slipway.

The exit or exit from the slipway to the jetty should be done at low speed so as not to disturb the boats moored in the harbour. Mooring to the ski jetty should be done with the bow facing Sas 8 (east)

The places on the jetty of the fast boats are taken according to the arrival. There are no reserved places.

Driving boats at high speed must comply with the applicable legislation. For example, the dead man's button must always be used and the pilots must take their place in full seating position on the horizontal seat plane.

The fast-speed and water ski circuit departs and ends between the signs placed along the banks towards Sas 9 (west)

Fast boats and yachts sail always far right Overtaking happens on the left with the normal requirements of mutual prudence and respect.

Professional navigation always takes precedence. Always pay attention to the visibility of your boat by a cargo ship. You won't see a skipper with empty cargo space if you're inside the first 200 m. for its bow momentum

No one is allowed to ski without a life jacket, belt or frog.

During skiing, the pilot must always be accompanied by a second person to keep an eye on the skier which is taking place backwards. This second person must be at least 16 years old.

During overtaking or crossings, skiers must always stay in the waterway of the towing boat.

To make it known to the pilot that a fallen skier is in order, the second man with both hands hits his head.

In no case should skiing or tyres, banana or similar pleasure craft may be towed in the port bowl, except the slow sailing to the jetty.

In order not to disturb the moored boats in the port and to disturb manipulations at the slipway, there should be no turning in the port bowl or being sailed in circles.

A skier leaving in the water should be pulled as far as possible along the shore

In the case of obstruction, any boat movement in the zone is prohibited. The pilots must comply with these temporary measures.

Every fast motorboat with skier must have to have a yellow flag on board. The yellow flag is used to draw the attention of other pilots to a fallen skier. The second occupant of the boat in distress asks for assistance by waving the yellow flag.

Each pilot is responsible for all accidents as a result of the failure or late withdrawal of his cord.

A fallen skier should be brought in on board as soon as possible

An arriving boat always takes precedence over a departing one, regardless of with or without a skier. Professional navigation always takes precedence over this.

If a skier falls, the pilot should pick up the skier with the utmost caution and at the lowest possible speed without hindering other boats or skiers.

It is appropriate not to enter the clubhouse with wet frog, clothing or swimsuit.

Even in the summer period, the fast boats may only be moored on their jetty but always in the near presence of their owner or user. There can be no overnight with a fast motorboat docked on the ski jetty.

12. Workjetty

The use of the workjeje (next to the slipway) is only permitted after prior registration with the harbour master. It will record a period of up to 14 days within which the boat is allowed to stay docked on the workjeje. If, after this period, the works had not yet been completed and a subsequent period had not yet been requested by another skipper, this first period may be one-off on time,

8 days are extended. The electricity consumption on the meter of the workje which is located in the garage is settled with the harbour master. Except in the event of emergency repair, only skipper members of YCG can use the workjeto carry out works. (RvB 22.10.2015)

The scaffolding is not available between 1 July and 31 August subject to an emergency repair in consultation with the harbour master. The work scaffold is not an alternative to a shipyard and only serves for minor maintenance where electrical appliances can be used on a small scale. Measures should also be taken at the work jetty so that no pollution of the canal water occurs and/or nuisance is caused by the surrounding boats. Under no circumstances is it permitted in the port – including at the work jetty – to carry out welding works on the boats and/or to work with grinding discs of metal. (Approved RVB 29.08.2019)

13. Sanctions:

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In the case of failure to comply with these rules of internal order, the Board of Directors may impose sanctions on the member of a reprimand for exclusion from membership.

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All situations not provided for in current rules shall, if urgently required, be provisionally resolved by the port master or, in his absence by a present member of the Management Board, and, where there is reason, permanently by the Board board can always adapt the rules.

Each member will be given the opportunity to take note of these regulations, receive a copy of it and it will be able to be consulted on the website www.ycg.be

Approved by the Board of Directors of YC Geel on 15.12.2010

RvB Adjustment 17.10.2013

RvB Adjustment 12.06.2014

RvB Adjustment 12.02.2015

RvB Adjustment 22.10.2015

RvB Adjustment 04.03.2016

RvB Adjustment 28.04.2016

RvB Adjustment 22.09.2016

RvB Adjustment 15.12.2016

Adaptation RVB 26.10.2017

Adaptation RVB 06.09,2018

Adaptation RVB 28.08.2019

Adaptation RVB 06.06.2020

Adaptation RVB 10.09.2020

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Board of Directors

The Backer Marc, Chairman 0475/80.41.50

Van Uytsel Willy, vice-president 0495/80.48.80

Van den Hurk Eric, treasurer 0497/40.27.21

Asnot Graziano , infrastructure, 0478/304471

Asnot Louis, harbourmaster Geel 0468/59.28.00

Vangheel Sabine, party committee 0473/27.98.87
Van Laer Jan, driver 0497/34.93.52

email address

Yachting.club.geel@telenet.be