New mandatory club boat sign out/in procedure

Club Huki OC1s are once again available to qualified club members

As of Wednesday, September 26th, the new Huki OC1s will once again be available to FCRCC club members, who have completed their formal orientation. 

New mandatory sign out/in procedure for use of club boats
As part of the re-introduction of the Hukis, we are commencing a sign out/in system for all our Alder Bay club boats.  This sign out/in is required for the hukis, surfriggers, c-lions, v1 and marathon canoes.  While we recognize that damage to boats will happen, we are concerned with the frequency of such damage and how often the damage has not been reported.

Where do I find information about this new process?
Please note the attached instructions for sign out/in club boats.  The sign out/in station is on the right wall in the west shed, just above the iakos.  There are forms, pencils as well as marked sections in the sign out station to store your form until it is completed upon return of the boat.  There is a large blue bin next to the station to deposit your completed form. 

The intention of this process is to require paddlers to inspect the boat before use and once again after use to identify any damage or safety issues and to REPORT any damage  on the new form as well as to repairs@fcrcc.com.
  
Other requirements
In addition to this new procedure, you will be required to wear and present, when asked, your FCRCC club id card.  If you do not have a club card, you can obtain a new card at the FCRCC office during posted office hours or you can bring in a previous club card and have a 2018 year sticker attached to indicate you are a current member.
What is the process?

To take out a boat:

  • 1.  Take a sheet from the sign-in station located in the boathouse.
  • 2.  Inspect the boat you are taking out.
  • 3.  Fill in the sign-out portion of the sheet.
  • 4.  Place your partially filled in sheet in the holding area at the sign-in station.

To return a boat: (this is the really important part)

  • 5.  Inspect the boat (when you rinse it).
  • 6.  Fill in the sign-in information, noting the condition of the boat when you finish.
  • 7.  If there is damage or a need for adjustment, fill in the back of the sheet with details.
  • 8.  Email repairs@fcrcc.com if the boat needs repair or adjustment.
  • 9.  Place your completed form in the collection box.

If you are handing off the boat to someone at the dock

  • You must go back to the boathouse to complete your sign-in.
  • The person taking the boat, must go back to the boathouse to sign-out the boat.

Reminders about Small Boat Use Policies

Paddlers wishing to use an FCRCC outrigger canoes (OC1, OC2, OC4, OC6) must be an individual (full or associate) member of FCRCC.

Paddlers must have completed an OC1 orientation program or its equivalent and successfully completed a huli drill prior to being allowed to paddle an OC1, OC2 or marathon canoe. The club is encouraging all FCRCC OC1 users to do an annual cold water huli. At some point in the future, this may become mandatory if using club equipment.

NEW! Members are now required to have their club picture ID card on them when using any of the small boats. Dock marshals from the club will be doing periodic random checks to ensure that users of small boats have their membership ID with them.

 

NEW! A specific Huki Orientation is mandatory for all Members using the new Huki OC1s. Members must have a “Huki Orientation” sticker on their membership card to use the Huki boats. Stickers can be picked up at the office during office hours once Huki Orientation is complete. Dock marshals will be doing random checks for the stickers.

 

A specific Tempest OC2 Orientation is mandatory for all Members using the Tempest OC2, kept at Burrard compound. NEW! Members must have a “Tempest Orientation” sticker on their membership card to use the Tempest OC2. Stickers can be picked up at the office during office hours for those who have completed the orientation. Members will be doing random checks for the stickers.

Enjoy our autumn weather and be safe on the water!