DQSC Rowing Boat Use - Terms & Conditions

 

  1. The Rowing Boat can only be booked by a DQSC Approved Coxswain (AC), or by a parent on behalf of one of their children who is a DQSC Approved Coxwain (PAC).  It can only go on the water with an AC in control. Should an AC not be available for any reason the boat cannot be used.

  2. The AC and Rowers must follow the instructions detailed in the DQSC Club Rowing Boat Operating Policy document at all times.

  3. The AC and Rowers must observe the rules and responsibilities as laid out in the DQSC Safety On The Water Policy document.

  4. Limits to the area of operation for Young Coxwains aged 14 - 18 with a Junior rowing crew - the Celtic Longboat area of operation is limited to no further south than Chichester Marina unless at least one the following conditions is met:

    • The rowing crew includes at least one adult DQSC member.
    • The Celtic Longboat is accompanied by a DQSC Patrol Boat.
    • The voyage plan for the rowing session has been approved by a Lead Coxwain via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  5. Booking Process

    1. Only a DQSC Approved Coxwain (or parent of a DQSC Approved Coxwain) may make a booking using the existing booking process on the DQSC website.  Two sessions per day are available, Long Boat Session1 and Long Boat Session2.
    2. Long Boat Session1 is for two hours commencing 2.5 hours before high tide, and Long Boat Session2 is for two hours starting 30 minutes before high tide.
    3. The AC or PAC should select the date and session(s) required.
    4. A booking may be made by the AC or PAC in anticipation of finding a crew or after a crew has been formed.
    5. If the AC or PAC knows the crew member names they should be inserted into the booking comment section.  If the crew names are not available at the time of booking, when known they must be supplied with the date and rowing session name by emailing them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in advance of the booking.  This is so that Rower pre-payment can be managed.
    6. Once a booking is completed the AC or PAC will receive a confirmation email and the Rowing Administrator will also be informed.
  6. Typically the boat will be booked in two hour slots for use inside the harbour.  If any group wish to attend a rally or event organised by another club in the harbour or to take the boat into the Solent then approval must be sought first from the Sailing Committee.

  7. Payment Process
    1. The standard cost per adult Rower is £5 per session.  The standard cost per young rower between the ages of 11 and 18 inclusive is £2.50 per session.
    2. Rowers that do not have a pre-paid balance will be prompted by email for payment in advance of the rowing session.
    3. Rowers that do have a pre-paid balance will be advised by email what amount (if any) has been deducted from their pre-paid balance, and what amount remains of their pre-paid balance.
    4. Payment of a single £5 amount (£2.50 for young rowers) can be made in advance on a "Pay As You Row" basis, or any multiple of £5 credits (£2.50 credits for young rowers) can be paid for in advance to add to or build a pre-paid balance.

      Available until 01/04/2021, the "10 for 9 deal" - A single payment of £45 will cover 10 rowing sessions, a 10% saving over the standard "Pay As You Row" cost.  This discount will be backdated for those already having a credit balance of £45 or over as at 04/08/2020, attracting an extra rowing session per multiple of £45.

    5. If a payment prior to a session is required it MUST BE MADE AT THE LATEST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE of the rowing session by direct bank transfer to the following account:

      Sort Code: 30-91-97
      Account Number: 02432780

      Please ALWAYS add a Payment Reference of "Rowing"

      Once payment is made then email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it advising that you have made a payment, and for what amount.  This will be credited to your balance, and will assist in the regular reconciliation against bank statements.

      If a rowing session is cancelled for any reason, any sum paid or taken from a pre-paid balance will be credited against the next session the Rower goes out.

    6. Single "Pay As You Row" payments will be applied to the earliest rowing session booked for that Rower.
    7. If a rowing session is cancelled for any reason, any sum paid or taken from a pre-paid balance will be credited against the next session the Rower goes out.

    Note that if any Rower fees are not paid in advance of a rowing session, the club will not allow the boat to be used for that session.  The AC or PAC will be advised that session cannot go ahead.Any Rower payments already made will be credited against the next session attended.

  8. If a club member wishes to form a crew and use the Rowing Boat then they must find a DQSC Approved Coxwain to join the group and make the booking on their behalf.

  9. Crew members must be at least eleven years old.

 

Go to Booking  But only if you are an Approved Coxswain