Subject to availability, all PCC members are entitled to rent boat racks. (Temporary Access Pass holders may not rent boat-racks.
The procedure for renting is via the Paddlers’ Zone website online registration process. This is administered by the Registration Officer, Mark Torrington (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rental fee is only one rate and is regardless of when rental commences. All rental periods expire on the last day of February each year.
Members registering during our Earlybird registration period (usually the month of March) will be able to renew or cancel racks they rented the previous season. However once the Earlybird period is complete, members requiring racks will be automatically allocated the next available rack.
Only one boat is to be housed in any rack space.
Front Racks are usually not available, are allocated solely within the discretion of the Registration Officer and prior consent is needed from the Registration Officer to apply for a Front Rack.
The racks are identified by a number from 1-129 and a letter from A-G. The number relates to the position of the column of the rack, with 1-13 being the Front Racks. The letters relate to the row, with A always at the top. Back Racks are generally only A-D.
It is strongly recommended that you lock your boats in your correct rack space for additional security and so that no one else can move them or interfere with them in any way. You are responsible for ensuring that your boat is not placed in a rack which is not rented by you.
It is recommended that all boats stored in the boat racks are display the name of the owner and the appropriate rack number on the right hand side of the boat, directly in front of the rudder and above the water line, at all times. (If you have paid for a rack and your boat is then found in the wrong rack by another member, that member will be able to see where it belongs and may choose to simply return it to its correct place, rather than arranging to have it impounded. Similarly, if someone borrows your boat, that person can then make sure it is returned to the correct rack by checking the rack number written on the boat. If they misplace it, it will be impounded and you will have to pay the release fee.)
PCC reserves the right to impound any boat which is found in a rack not paid for by the boat owner.
Should you find another boat in your rack space, please remove it and place it on the lawn. Then contact the Registration Officer (Mark Torrington) by email at email@example.com as soon as possible with any information which may help identify the owner. Should a boat be locked in your rack, again contact the Registration Officer and he will arrange for the boat to be removed for you.
Any boats left on the lawn or found stored anywhere else apart from a rack will be impounded.
Impounded boats are subject to a release fee equivalent to the current annual boat Back Rack rental rate.
To arrange release of an impounded boat, either show proof of payment made to PCC (Standard Bank, Branch: 020009 (Claremont); Account name: Peninsula Canoe Club; Account No: 070491615) for R240 to Karen the Club Manager (email address firstname.lastname@example.org), or pay the release fee in cash directly to Karen. Karen will then release the boat. (Contact details for Karen are 0217884813 or 0825646840.) As a security measure, if she does not know you by name, she will ask to scan your tag to confirm your i.d.
Impounded boats that are unclaimed or not released within 30 days may be sold with all proceeds accruing to the Club.
If you donate your rack space to another member, please advise the Registration Officer by email.
No person may steal, borrow or in any manner tamper with or use another member’s boat or a club boat, or interfere in any way with impounded boats, without permission. Contravention of this rule may lead to disciplinary action with a possible sanction of either referral to SAP for prosecution, a fine being imposed or membership suspended or terminated.
If you’re not sure of your allocated rack number, you can check it with your details on the Paddlers’ Zone.
Boats are stored at your own risk and the Club is not liable for any damage or loss which may occur. It is recommended that if you are not going to be checking on your boats frequently that they are stored upside down so that there is no risk of gathering water and becoming damaged.
Additional guidelines for the use of club boats must be adhered to.
Access Tag Rules apply as per normal. This means you must ensure that the gate is closed after you when you leave the Boat Rack area. If someone else is still in the area, please check that they know that they must close the gate when they leave. The person whose tag opened the gate is the one held accountable, so before you leave the Club, it is prudent to check that the gate was closed.
Should any of your contact details change throughout the course of the year, please correct them by logging on to the Paddlers’ Zone. You are solely liable for any actions arising from your failure to do so.
Karen, the Club Manager, can be contacted at 021 788 4813 or 082 564 6840.