Guidelines for berth/mooring allocation approved and passed by committee with the exception of 6 and 8 which are under review.
1. Any berth that becomes vacant should be offered to existing berth holders who may wish to move, before being offered to new members. Berth holders wishing to move should make their intentions known to the berthing officer who can put them on a list.
2 Any two berth holders who mutually agree to exchange berths can do so with the agreement of the berthing officer.
3 Berth holders have the right to remove structures from a berth which they built and paid for themselves. Once a berth changes hands with a structure in place, the original builder/berth holder loses all rights to the structure. When a berth becomes vacant with a structure in place,it becomes the property of the club. When a berth changes hands , the new berth holder may offer to buy the existing structure with the agreement of the berthing officer.
4 Berths are not the property of the berth holder and cannot be sold or included the sale of boats. The allocation of berths should be in chronological order. The waiting list,and the date of addition to the list should be available for all members to see.
5 Any preferential treatment,bias or prejudice in the allocation of berths or any other amenities could leave the club open to the loss of CASC status.
Quote from an ex commodore
I cannot think of any occasion I have come across where you could buy a boat and leapfrog into a mooring...
6 Co -owners and family members who inherit a boat on a berth, or have been gifted a boat on a berth as a result of illness or infirmity, should be offered the opportunity to take the berth over, providing they are members themselves and are known to the club. The individuals who may be beneficiaries in these cases should be named on the membership document. Each case would be subject to the approval of the committee.
7 Berth holders who's berth remains unused for prolonged periods 18 months can be contacted to determine whether or not they would be happy to sublet the berth. There will be no requirement for any member to put their boat on the berth if they choose not to do so. A written agreement would be required if subletting.
8 Boats which are left on berths in cases where membership has not been renewed or membership has lapsed should be removed within three months . Only as a last resort should boats be removed by the club. Every attempt should be made to contact the berth holder (including a home visit) before removal , and if it becomes necessary to remove a boat,the club should make every effort to store it with care.