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BILLETS UPDATE
June 2017
 

Over the past few days an audit of the majority of boats in the dinghy park has been carried out.

A total of 309 billet spaces were audited. The results of the audit are published here to enable members to take corrective action.It was found that there is considerable disorganisation at present. With a waiting list for billets, some current billet holders are not abiding by the Club’s requirements.

Some of the problems found are as follows:

  • Many ESC payment stickers remained in the Outer Office. We have tried to attach these to boats where possible but a total of 26 stickers had been removed from the Outer Office by members but had not been attached to their boat.
  • A total of 96 boats are not displaying the current 2017 Conservancy stickers. Of greater concern, 38 of these boats had been signed out at least once. We will be emailing members separately about this. Many canoes, windsurfers, paddle boards and small craft also appear to being used without payment of harbour dues.
  • The Dinghy Park itself is looking shabby as some members are not cutting back the grass under their boats. 166 billets spaces were found to have long grass and weeds growing.
  • 173 boats were found to either have no trolley label attached or that the label was unreadable. If this applies to you, please obtain a new label from the Club Office.
  • 5 boats were found to be in the wrong space.
  • 131 boats have yet to be used this season. The sign-out book needs to have eight outings recorded if you want to be sure of retaining your billet next year. 18 boats still seem to have masts down from last winter!
Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
May 2017

The majority of Billets have now been allocated for this season, and In order that we can perhaps allocate a few more for members on the waiting list we should be grateful if all Billet holders would:

1. Make sure that your boat is in the correct allocated billet.
2. Label your trolley – labels can be obtained from the office.
3. Apply a 2017 billet paid sticker, which are available in the outer office.
4. Apply a Chichester Harbour Conservancy sticker.
5. Keep the grass/vegetation clear in your billet.

Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
19 April 2017

As a courtesy to other members, please could all boat owners with dinghies in the Mountbatten Park who have stored their masts lying down on their boats during the winter, please put their masts up as soon as possible. Now that the sailing season is underway, horizontally stored masts cause a safety hazard as well as restricting access throughout the park.

There is a small quantity of firewood in the north west corner of the Mountbatten Park which is free if any member would like to help themselves.

There are a large number of members that have not yet attached billet stickers or harbour dues plaques to their boats. Please do so as soon as possible. An audit of all boats will be carried out at the beginning of May.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
Billets log
1 April 2017

The 2017 dinghy billets Log is now available in the wet bar. Please remember to enter the date in the log each time you use your boat.

Boats must be used a minimum of 8 times for their Billet to be renewed next year.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
20 March 2017

Good progress was made at the work party on 11 March to prepare the dinghy park for the new season. More work is planned for the next work party on 25 March. Billet owners could assist with this task by ensuring that their boat is parked in its allocated space.

At the next work party, we will be trimming last years’ growth from a number of un-maintained billets. Please remember that it is every billet holder's responsibility to keep their allocated space neat and tidy and this will be closely monitored this year.

Access to the Mountbatten Park has recently been improved. Concrete plinths have been laid just inside each of the southern entrances which will make access and egress much easier.

Please note that 2017 billet paid stickers are now available in the outer office and these should be placed towards the aft end of your boat along with a current harbour dues sticker.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
Billets stickers 2017
15 March 2017

The 2017 dinghy billet stickers are now available in the outer office.

Please apply your sticker to the aft end of your boat as soon as possible and ensure that it is parked in its allocated space.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers
 
Billets 2017
1 March 2017

As many of you will know, Neil and Cath Mant have taken over from Tim Goodhead as Billets Officers. Many thanks to Tim for his sterling work in the past.

We are currently busy allocating billets to those on the waiting list. If any member requires a billet for this year and has not already applied, please do so soon by completing an application form available from the office.

To enable the Dinghy Park to be readied for the coming season, we would be grateful if all billet holders could check and carry out the following before the end of March at the latest:

  • Make sure that your boat is in its allocated billet
  • Label your trolley. Labels obtainable from the Office
  • Pay for your billet and then apply the 2017 billet paid sticker, when they become available
  • Apply a current Chichester Harbour Conservancy sticker
  • Clear the grass/vegetation in your billet and keep it clear during the year

Please remember that masts may not be stepped in the Dinghy Park until the beginning of March.

Neil & Cath Mant
Billets Officers

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