Marine rules

1. These marine rules are in addition to Calshot Activities Centre site rules which must also be observed.

2. Centre facilities including boat storage is available at customer’s own risk. In the event of theft, damage to property or injury to persons, Hampshire County Council accepts no liability unless there is any negligence on the part of Hampshire County Council, its servants, or agents. All sailing dinghies, catamarans, trimarans, wind or kite boards, caravans and any other property brought onto site must be insured against public liability claims to at least £½ million, all powered craft (other than tenders) and all vehicles insured to at least £2 million.

3. Launching is not permitted overnight i.e., between 2300 and 0700 as associated vehicle movements may cause disturbance to residential customers.

4. Kitesurfing is only permitted for individuals who have purchased a Kitesurf Access Pass. Kitesurfers must follow the kitesurfing rules at all times. Kite tags will be issued, and these must be visible on the harness at all times. Individuals considered to be endangering themselves or others will be asked to leave the site.

5. No obstruction or hindrance is to be caused to any shipping using the main channel adjacent to the Centre. Failure to comply is likely to result in prosecution by the Southampton Harbour Master and/or exclusion from site.

6. The sailing area southwest of the main slip way, behind Sopwith Hangar and extending into the creek is a dedicated watersports area (sailing, windsurfing and paddlesports) which is also used by the centre. This is a General Direction issued by ABP. Powered craft must not exceed 6 knots in this area unless providing safety cover for the above activities. Furthermore, all power craft must observe a speed limit of 6 knots within 100 metres of the slipways, jetty, and shoreline.

7. The Centre request that personal watercraft (jet skis) operate in The Solent southeast of Sunderland Hangar, away from all watersports activities, but must still adhere to the speed limit of 6 knots within 100 metres of the shoreline.

8. Slipways and slipway access are to be kept clear for use, by parking cars in the main car park and by rigging up boats away from the slip. The RNLI Lane on the main slip must always be clear.

9. All instructions given by Centre staff, Security or Site Attendants are to be followed.

10. The main (North) slipway (by the Jetty) can be very busy; the RNLI and the Centre have priority. Beware launching one hour either side of extreme low water springs when there may be insufficient water. Trailers are to be returned to your boat park space or the public trailer park. The western slipway in the creek can be more a sheltered option but is only usable either side of HW and will vary depending upon size of craft.

11. Mooring on the pontoon is free of charge for short periods up to 20 minutes. Please seek permission from the Director to moor for longer periods. Mooring charges apply and should be paid in advance. Any craft found on the pontoon without the appropriate payment will be treated as abandoned and Annex A rule 5 will apply immediately.

12. The eastern slipway is secured by a gate and is not for public use.

13. Boats and PW craft are not to be left unattended when on the slipways or tied up by the jetty stairs, these are needed for Centre use.

14. Safeguarding – Our Duty of Care: Calshot Activities Centre’s primary business is to provide recreational and residential outdoor learning experiences for a range of customers including young people and vulnerable adults. The centre works closely with Hampshire County Council’s Safeguarding team to ensure all our customers are sufficiently protected whilst under our care and supervision. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Anyone visiting the site with an obligation to disclose information relating to safeguarding must do so.  Thank you for your support in this important area.  For a confidential discussion please contact the Centre and ask for the Director of Calshot.

15. In the event of theft, damage to property or injury to persons, Hampshire County Council accepts no liability unless there is any negligence on the part of Hampshire County Council, its servants, or agents.

16. Additional conditions relating to onsite craft storage are set out in Annex A below.

17. Marine advice to all water users is set out in Annex D below.

Annex A Calshot Activities Centre - Onsite Craft Storage

1. Craft and boards can only be stored on site with permission from the Centre and appropriate storage fees must be paid in advance. Any unauthorised craft found stored on site will be treated as abandoned and Annex A rule 5 will apply.

2. Boat storage and windsurf storage customers must only use their allocated space and not move to another space without prior agreement from the Centre. Please do not park cars in boat storage bays. Please notify the centre if you intend to remove your boat or board for long periods of time.

3. To enable us to identify craft or boards belonging to approved boat or board storage customers or annual launch customers, Centre staff will affix identification stickers to boat trailers or board storage racks. We reserve the right to move craft, trailers or boards at owners’ risk, if improperly parked, moored or unidentifiable.

4. Craft must be adequately restrained against the high winds which are a feature of the site. You must obtain permission from the Director to install holding down points or heavy blocks. These must be installed within the designated bay, be clearly marked and not cause a trip hazard.

5. If at any time storage fees (including where multiple payments have been agreed) payable to the Centre by any customer or former customer are more than 2 weeks in arrears, or the former customer has abandoned his/her property, or unidentifiable boats, trailers, boards are found: -

a. The Director shall be entitled, upon giving one month’s notice in writing to the member or former customer at his/her last known address where possible, and / or posting notices upon the item for one month, to sell the property and deduct any monies due to the Centre from the net proceeds of the sale.

b. Monthly late payment fees will be applied to outstanding amounts due.

c. The Director shall be entitled to move the boat/windsurfer or trailer to any part of the premises or away from the pontoon or jetty without being liable for any loss or damage to it however caused.

d. The Centre shall, always, have a lien over customers’ or former customers’ or other persons’ boats, trailers or windsurfers stored on the Centre’s premises, in respect of the monies due to the Centre.

e. Where a craft has been abandoned and creates operational difficulties for the Centre the time limit set out in item 5a will reduce to one week.

6. Craft and trailers must be stored in a safe manner and spaces kept clean and tidy. Storage of road trailers which occupy a space additional to that allocated to the boat is not permitted unless additional storage payments have been agreed with and paid to the Centre.

7. Failure to pay annual boat park/storage renewal fees by the due date of 1st March or other publicised deadline will result in cancellation of the allocated space, which will be offered to persons on the waiting list. Boats/trailers/boards occupying spaces for which payment has been either not been made or not accepted, will be treated as abandoned, see Marine Rule 14 above.

8. Electricity is available to boat storage customers via RCD protected outlets at the centre, eastern and western ends of the low wooden fence at the rear of the quay and also by the Schneider Hangar entrance. Persons using these supplies are responsible for ensuring that any appliances and leads connected are safe to use. If power is lost, either a new token (available to purchase from reception), needs to be inserted in the meter, or the RCD switch in the local supply box needs to be reset once the defective appliance has been disconnected. If power is still lost, customers should contact reception.

9. All waste including hazardous waste, waste oil, batteries and paint must be removed from site.

10. The use of boats as living accommodation ashore is not permitted.

11. The use of welding, cutting, and grinding tools is not permitted unless specific permission gained from senior management.

12. Onsite craft storage refund information is detailed in Annex B below.

13. Onsite craft storage - Craft sale restrictions are set out in Annex C below.

Annex B Calshot Activities Centre - Onsite Craft Storage - Refund Schedule

For Band A to S only (no refund on beach rate, boat locker or board store memberships)

Annual fee paid in one instalment: 50% refund in month 1 - 3 of contract. 25% refund in month 4 - 7 of contract. 0% refund in month 8 - 12 of contract.

Annual fee paid in two instalments: 50% refund during 1st & 2nd month. 0% refund during 3rd to 6th month.

Annex C Calshot Activities Centre - Onsite Craft Storage - Craft sale restrictions

The Centre's contract will remain with the member until the following.

A. The member advises the Centre that the craft and trailer and all associated items belonging to the craft have been removed from site and will not be returning. Or

B (i) The member advises the Centre of the impending sale of their craft and requests membership transfer to a new owner, by providing the name, address, and phone number of the proposed purchaser.

B (ii) The Centre approves conditional transfer (approval will not be granted if the craft is not seaworthy)

B (iii) The purchaser visits the Centre and provides all necessary details and pays the appropriate transfer and storage fees. Note - If the purchaser fails to provide details or payment the Centre's contract remains with the original member.

Note - If the purchaser removes the craft from site within refund periods included in Annex B, refunds will be based on fees the purchaser has made to the Centre, not the original member.

Annex D Calshot Activities Centre Marine Advice

1. All water users should be able to swim 50 metres and should wear life jackets or buoyancy aids when afloat in small craft, including windsurfers/kitesurfers.

2. All boats, including wind/kite surfers, should comply with MCA Codes of Practice for operation and safety equipment and operate within the areas specified by the Centre, see Visitor Information map.

3. Information on current and recent wind speeds and direction is available on the internet. Tide tables may be available to purchase from reception.

4. Calshot Activities Centre provides boat storage facilities. Police advise that in the interests of security, trailers should be secured with high quality wheel clamps and ball hitch locks, covered with taped up plastic bags. Police also recommend that owners of adjacent boats exchange phone numbers, to advise each other of suspicious behaviour or when the boat is taken off site. Attractive easily removed items such as fishing gear, radios or outboards should be taken away or heavily secured.

5. All thefts are to be reported immediately to Hythe Police 0845 0454545 and to the Duty Receptionist or Duty Manager. CCTV cameras are in operation, prompt reporting enables the recording to be viewed by Police with the appropriate authorisation. There is also night security on duty throughout the year and the site gate is locked overnight. There is an automatic number plate recognition system installed onsite.