1. The Club shall be called the Strand on the Green Sailing Club.
2. The purposes of the Club are to promote the amateur sport of dinghy sailing in Chiswick
and community participation in the same.
3. The Officers of the Club shall consist of a Commodore, Vice Commodore, Hon. Secretary,
Hon. Treasurer, and Hon. Hardmaster. The Committee shall consist of the above officers
and three other members. Any four Committee members shall form a quorum.
4. In addition to the officers of the club there shall be two officials: the master of weights
and measures; and the master of the sums. They shall be appointed by the Committee
and may or may not be members of it.
5. All officers and members of the Committee except the Commodore and Vice
Commodore shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-election at the AGM of the
Club to be held at a convenient day in February or March. At every second AGM a new
Vice Commodore shall be elected who shall hold office for one year after which he shall
become Commodore for two years and then Vice Commodore again for one year.
6. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application
regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or
other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according to available facilities is
allowable on a non-discriminatory basis.
7. The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-
discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose
a significant obstacle to people participating.
8. The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as
conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against
refusal or removal may be made to the members.
9. There shall be three classes of membership:
10. Full Membership: The Committee shall have the power to elect candidates who shall
be proposed and seconded to full membership by a unanimous vote. Full Members shall
be entitled to vote at General Meetings.
11. Social Membership: The Committee shall have the power to elect candidates as for Full
Membership. Social Membership is intended for individuals and families who would like
to support the Club and participate in its events but who do not intend to become active
sailors. Social Members shall not be entitled to vote at General Meetings.
12. Honorary Members shall be elected by a unanimous vote at a General Meeting.
Honorary Members shall be entitled to vote at General Meetings.
13. The family (partner and children under eighteen) of a member shall be entitled to enjoy
all the activities of the Club as if they were members in their own right except that they
shall not be entitled to vote. No additional subscription is payable in respect of the
14. There shall be meetings from time to time at a place to be arranged by the Committee,
open to all classes of members at which matters of Club and mutual interest may be
discussed and Club events suggested and organised.
Property and Funds
15. The property and funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private
benefit of members other than as reasonably allowed by the Rules and all surplus income
or profits are reinvested in the club.
16. The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching,
courses, insurance cover, medical treatment, away-match expenses, post-match
refreshments and other ordinary benefits of Community Amateur Sports Clubs as
provided for in the Finance Act 2002.
17. The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:
a. sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment;
b. employ members (though not for playing) and remunerate them for providing
goods and services, on fair terms set by the Committee without the person
concerned being present;
c. pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests;
d. indemnify the Committee and members acting properly in the course of the
running of the Club against any liability incurred in the proper running of the
Club (but only to the extent of its assets).
18. The Committee will have due regard to the law on disability discrimination and child
19. The Committee shall arrange sporting events, both afloat and ashore, with the object of
providing interest and enjoyment for members, advancing the art of small boat
20. The Annual Subscription for the several classes of membership for any year, if not
identical with the previous year, shall be determined by the members at a General
Meeting after due notice has been given, and a motion proposed by a member of the
21. An annual boat permit fee of such a sum as the Committee shall from time to time
prescribe shall entitle a Full Member to a space in the Club’s boat park and a space in
the trailer park if such a space is available. Because of the limited space available there is
no automatic right to a boat park space or to the renewal of a space. Spaces may be
allocated or withdrawn by the Committee according to the frequency of use in club
Abandoned boats or trailers
22. If, at any time, any fees payable to the Club by any member or former member (whether
by way of arrears of subscription, dinghy park fees or otherwise) shall be one month or
more in arrears and/or a boat and/or trailer the property of a member or former
member remains upon the Club premises one month or more after the club has given
the member or former member notice to remove the vessel then the member or former
member shall remove the boat and/or trailer from the Club immediately. If the member
or former member fails to remove the boat and/or trailer then the Committee may:
(a) Move the boat and/or trailer to any part of the Club premises without being liable for
any loss or damage to the vessel howsoever caused.
(b) Give three months’ notice in writing by registered post to the member or former
member at his last known address as shown in the Club Register and thereafter sell the
boat and/or trailer and deduct any monies due to the Club from the net proceeds of sale
before accounting for the balance (if any) to the member or former member.
(c) Alternatively, if the boat and/or trailer is unsaleable, after giving notice in writing as
aforesaid, dispose of the boat and/or trailer in any manner the Committee may think fit
and deem the cost of doing and any arrears as aforesaid to be a debt owing to the Club
by the member or former member.
(d) The Club reserves the right to charge storage for the boat and/or trailer until such
time as the owner collects the boat and/or trailer or until notice has been served under
Rule (b) above.
Provided always that:
23. Proper evidence is available to show that all reasonable steps have been taken to trace
a member or former member and that, when and if the boat and/or trailer is sold, if the
Club is unable to account to the member or former member for the balance of the
proceeds of sale pursuant to Rule (b) above then the balance of the proceeds of sale
shall be placed upon bank deposit account and retained against the eventuality of a
claim by the owner (whether he be the said member or former member or otherwise)
for a period of six years. In addition to Rule 22 the Club shall at all times have a lien over
members’ or former members’ boats and/or trailers parked on the Club’s premises in
respect of all monies due to the Club, whether in respect of arrears of facilities fees or
subscriptions or otherwise and shall be entitled to retain possession of the boat and/or
trailer until such time as all monies due to the Club have been paid in full.
24. Subscriptions shall be paid to the Hon. Treasurer within 30 days of the AGM and failure
to observe this rule shall render the member liable to loss of membership.
25. Any addition or alteration of these rules shall be by majority vote at an annual or
extraordinary General Meeting.
26. An extraordinary General Meeting shall be called on the request of at least five
members of the Club.
27. Any person taking part in a Club event is responsible for his/her own safety and the
safety of his/her crew and boat. Any person aboard a boat taking part in a Club event
shall wear personal buoyancy; this requirement may be waived for a particular event by
the officer of the day in agreement with Committee members present.
28. The Committee reserves the right to request that a boat taking part in a Club event
undergoes a buoyancy test.
29. All boats taking part in Club events shall be insured against damage to third parties to a
limit determined by the Committee.
30. Club races shall normally be sailed under the current IYRC rules except where they may
be modified by the sailing conventions of the Club, or the Officer of the Day with the
agreement of Committee members present.
31. Members shall be entitled to fly the Club Burgee.
32. Members will be asked to provide the Club with their name, address, telephone
number, e-mail address, boat name and sail number so that the Club can communicate
with members about races and events, and so that members can communicate with
other members about Club duties and other things. The basic information will be
compiled by the Committee and shared only with members. We will always comply with
our website (www.strandsailing.org.uk) and further details of the GDPR can be found at
the website of the Information Commissioner (www.ico.gov.uk).
33. The members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those
present and voting support that proposal at a properly convened general meeting.
34. The Committee will then be responsible for the orderly winding up of the Club’s affairs.
35. After settling all liabilities of the Club, the Committee shall dispose of the net assets
remaining to one or more of the following:
I. to another Club with similar sports purposes which is a registered charity
II. to another Club with similar sports purposes which is a registered CASC
III. to the Club’s governing body for use by them for related community sports.
36. Where there is any conflict between any of the “key Rules” (in Italics) and any other rule
or rules the key Rule(s) will take priority. Interpretation of all the Rules must be
consistent with the statutory requirements for CASCs (which means Community Amateur
Sports Clubs as first provided for by the Finance Act 2002)
(Revised and approved at the AGM February 2019)
New clauses November 2018 highlighted.