House Rules for Visitors
- Use of the club and its facilities is a revocable privilege.
- All guests and nonmembers must register to use club facilities.
- Maximum stay is limited to three (3) days for guests and transients.
- Club dress rules must be observed.
- The club is not responsible for personal property.
- No food or liquor is allowed on club property except as supplied by the club.
- Children must be supervised at all times while on club property.
- Pets are not permitted in the clubhouse and must be on leashes on the grounds. Pet owners must pick up after their animals.
- The club launch monitors VHF Channel 74.
Severe Weather Preparation for Visiting Yachts
All visitors should be aware of the potential threat of hurricanes and other weather disturbances and should take precautionary steps in connection with their yachts. Severe weather can occur at any time. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the owners/captains to perform checks for wear and tear on the Shelter Island Yacht Club mooring pennant attached to their yacht.
In the event a hurricane watch is announced by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, all visitors with yachts moored in the SIYC grid must commence making their yachts hurricane-ready and perform the following:
- Remove all roller furling headsails and properly stow them below deck or ashore. Lashing headsails is insufficient protection against severe weather.
- Remove mainsails or double lash over mainsail cover. Treat mizzen sail in the same manner. Lower and securely lash dodgers and bimini tops.
- Remove all anchors stowed on deck. This requirement applies particularly to plow anchors since they can and do cut mooring lines. The intent here is to avoid airborne anchors.
- Install chafe material at all points of chafe.
When and if the N.O.A.A. converts its hurricane watch to a hurricane warning, all preparations must be completed and all personnel must vacate their yachts. N.O.A.A. issues a hurricane watch for coastal areas when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24 hours.
Launch Service Prior to Severe Weather
Yacht owners should be aware that after a hurricane warning is issued by N.O.A.A. the point it time when the SIYC launch ceases operating is at the sole discretion of the club’s officer in charge. No exceptions will be made. Therefore, all preparations should be completed early.