Lake Deneys Yacht Club

Telephone
(27) 016371 1393
Cell
079 472 0093 (Office)
082 570 3367 (Manager)
        Please note that cell-phone reception is not very good
FAX
(27) 016371 2343
E-Mail
Club Manager: manager@ldyc.co.za
Office: ldyc@telkomsa.net
Postal Address
PO Box40, Deneysville, 1932

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POWER BOATING GUIDELINES
1st Draft - 11-06-04

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No person in charge of a boat shall carry therein more persons than the maximum number authorised.

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All boats must carry fire extinguishers.

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No person shall control a motorised craft:

        Unless he is at lest 16 years of age or does so under the immediate supervision of a competent pilot of at lest 18 years of age who shall accept responsibility for the conduct of the younger pilot:

        While under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or drugs.

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No person shall jump or dive from a propeller driven boat that is under way.

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No person shall be allowed on the bow, fore deck or gunwale of a power-driven boat while under way.

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Club officials will be permitted at all times to inspect craft for safety precautions and in cases where vital equipment is defective, order craft off the water until same is repaired.

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All boats from LDYC members must pass the pilots test prior to piloting water craft on the water.

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All boat trailers must be parked in the demarcated areas.

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 A rear view mirror is compulsary equipment on all boats with skiers.

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 A separate jetty is provided for skiers suitably signpost, and other jetty space may only be used in shallow water.1

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 No wake zones must be adhered to at all times.

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 All boats shall keep to the right (starboard) of the centerline when in the river.

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The direction of travel on the Vaal River is anti-clockwise.  Eg. Keep to the right.  When meeting head on both craft must pass port to port.

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Boats proceeding will have the right of way over other boats leaving banks or jetties.

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When picking  persons up from the water, engines must be switched off.

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 Boats pulling into jetties will have the right of way over boats leaving them.  The onus to observe this rules rests on the latter,

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All motor driven craft performing a change of course will be responsible to ensure that his intentions are signaled to any boat behind, which will concede right of way.

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Boats approaching Club jetties must reduce speed to eliminate wash ond no wake zone.

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When pulling off from the side (with or without a skier) pull off anti-clockwise along the banks.  Do not pull off at 90 degrees from the bank to the middle of the river.

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Hand signals as detailed below to be used.

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Members on skis who spray person on the jetties or in boats will be severely dealt with.

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Ski towropes may only be of manila, polythene or cotton.

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Circuits by motor boats hall wherever possible be carried out in an anti-clockwise direction.

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 A motor boat gives way to all other types of boats.

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All persons shall wear adequate personal buoyancy whilst water skiing.

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In addition to the pilot, one competent person shall be in the towing boat to watch the skier, or the pilot shall use a wade angle rear view mirror.

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No boat shall follow or pass closer than 100m in the wake of a boat towing a water skier, swimmers or aquaplanes.

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Every towing boat shall carry a red flag that shall be clearly displayed when the boat is engaged I picking up water skier.

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No person shall use a boat on the water from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise unless such a boat displays approved lighting.

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No person shall deposit any object, substance, toilet refuse, rubbish, petrol, oil or any other mineral product in the water.

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No person shall kill, injure, catch or disturb any animal or bird or remove nests or eggs in or around the club area.

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No boat shall be used on the club premises or water, even temporarily, as living or sleeping accommodation.

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Should an accident occur in which a person is injured or killed, or damage is done to any property, the accident must immediately be reported to the nearest police station.

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