Womens Racing Signup Form

Boat Checkout List

  1. Mandatory Documents:
    • Float Plan must be filled out and submitted to the Sailing Director before sailing.
    • All souls on the vessel need to have a signed waiver. Place waivers in Sailing Director’s mailbox.
    • You take 100% responsibility for all members of your crew.
  2. Mandatory Communication:
    • Always have a radio turned on and on your vessel. VHF Ch. 67 is the designated HYC Keelboat Channel. Please hail the Sailing Director or appropriate Sailing Center Staff on this channel when leaving and returning to the dock.
    • Utilize Ch.16 for a distress call.
    • Periodically check the weather on your radio while at sea.
    • Please take a cell phone with you on the water.
  3. Mandatory Lifejackets:
    • Our lifejacket policy is that all parties sailing shall wear a properly fitted life jacket at all times while underway.
  4. Rigging/Boat:
    • Rig the vessel properly, please ask Sailing Center Staff for assistance if needed.
    • Make sure to use the boat that was coordinated with the Sailing Director.
    • Hail the Sailing Director just prior to leaving the dock.
  5. Weather:
    • You are responsible to know the weather prior to and during your outing.
    • If inclement weather arises, immediately return to the dock. If the dock is not within reach, find a safe harbor and drop the sails and anchor. Be aware of the current. Once safe immediately contact the Sailing Director.
    • The boats will not be sailed in winds or gust 25+ knots. A waiting period of no less than 30 minutes after the last lightning strike and/or sound of thunder must be obeyed before you go out sailing.
  6. Upon return:
    • Hail the Sailing Director to inform of your safe return to the dock.
    • De-rig and tie up the sail boat properly or return to designated trailer.
    • Fill out the boat log on the Float Plan form, place in Sailing Director’s mailbox.
    • If incidents arise please make note on the boat log sheet. This is the first step in order to track repairs and update the maintenance logs of our vessels. The boat log is a key to our success and your enjoyment!
  7. Emergency
    • In case of an emergency, Hail the United States Coast Guard on Ch. 16.
    • Refer to the Emergency Action Plan(EAP) in all First Aid boxes onboard.
    • *Make sure to review the EAP before you leave the dock. If any issues arise while on the water, please hail the Sailing Director on VHF Ch. 67 or call directly at (610)417-5529 or Hampton Yacht Club at (757)722-0711.

Womens Racing Signup Form