By-Laws

1  USE OF OCEANA POWER BOAT CLUB PREMISES

1.1 The club ground is private and may be used by members of the club, and their guests.

1.2 Only boats displaying a valid OPBC disc, OPBC Number and conforming to our safety standards may be launched, except day members whose boats must conform to the safety standards and are subject to on the spot scrutiny.

1.3 No boat or trailer may be on our premises without displaying the OPBC number on both.

1.4 The site and facilities may not be used for any form of commercial activity without written consent of the Executive Committee.

1.5 No fish may be off loaded, transferred, trans-shipped or removed from any boat using our facilities within the premises of the club. without the express permission of the executive committee.

1.6 No fishing contrary to the laws of the land may take place from any OPBC registered boat or by any club member, or by member’s guest.

1.7 No member may bring a motor vehicle of any kind onto the premises unless it displays a current Membership motor vehicle disc. Non Members must park OUTSIDE the club grounds.

1.8 No OPBC registered boat may make contact with any sea-going vessel (local small craft excepted)

1.9 No OPBC registered boat may enter the Harbour area without the prior permission of the Port Captain.

1.10 Members are responsible for the Safety and Behaviour of any and all of their guests and children.

1.11 Membership cards must be carried when using our facilities.

1.12 Members may not loiter on or congest the launching ramp in any way.

1.13 No boat may loiter in the shipping lane, approaches to the harbour or navigate within the buoyed channel.

1.14 No boat or vehicle may park overnight within the club premises without the authority being granted by the Club Manager.

1.15 Only steerage speed is allowed in the Club Harbour. It is a NO WAKE area.

1.16 Members storing surf-ski’s in the containers do so at your own risk. The club will not be held responsible in the event of damage or loss from any cause whatsoever.

1.17 No vehicles or trailers are permitted to park in the demarcated turning circle area.

1.18 All craft i.e. Jetskis and boats with engines over 15hp require to be marked with an approved number, have certificates of fitness and be operated by or under the constant guidance of a certificated skipper.

1.19 No alcoholic beverages or other liquid refreshments to be brought and consumed on club premises.

 2  BAR

2.1 Members will be given a 20% discount at the bar and kitchen. Members will be asked to produce their membership cards.

2.2 No persons under the age of 18 years will be served alcohol at the bar.

2.3 Members are expected to behave themselves correctly at the bar. Bad language or unruly conduct will not be tolerated.

2.4 No smoking is permitted anywhere inside the club area.

3  GENERAL

3.1 No dogs are permitted on the premises.

3.2 Right of admission is reserved.

3.3 Day members on weekends at the discretion of the Duty Officer.

3.4 All guests of members must be signed in by the member.

3.5 Any contravention of these by-laws may lead to strict disciplinary action being taken by the Executive Committee.

3.6 All persons use The Oceana Power Boat Club facilities at their own risk. The club accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of life,damage,injuries sustained or for any reason not stated while using the club facilities,either directly or otherwise.