Whats in a name ? Oct 23

What is in a name Oct 23

The phrase was written by William Shakespeare in his renowned play, Romeo, and Juliet, during the late 16th century.

In EDYC, names are important and we require them !

Your personal name, often first name and second name may not often be seen except in membership detail but your boat name is equally if not more important. If your boat does not have a name this means difficulty in attributing its ownership, hence no easy access to an emergency contact. Incidents such as masts falling, booms dropping and boats coming off moorings cannot easily be communicated to an owner if the boat has no name.

To assist all EDYC has made a rule 49 (a) which instructs all property should have a name to assist in establishing ownership and to identify property.

Winter mooring arrangements often mean that a buoy or barrel is placed at the surface above a yacht mooring, in summer a well labelled buoy with a hand buoy may be present but in winter often just a buoy or barrel. If these have no name on, the mooring is unidentifiable and any contractor servicing the mooring will be unable to be certain of the identity and hence be challenged to undertake work on the correct mooring.

Trailers also should bear a name enabling an owner to be contacted to move or maintain it.

Tenders also should have a name, often expressed as “Tender to” or TT , a boat name.

An example TT Sandpebble. Where Sandpebble is a yacht name.

EDYC has a further rule, no 49(b) which in slang terms reads “no name – fair game”. Best you read the words of the rule. The club will be ordering the usual skip for use over the winter.

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