attached please find a copy of the new FYC Yard Rules


Here is the text from the file


Revised June 2018
These Yard Rules have been established under the FYC Constitution, and apply to FYC
facilities at Fredericton and Douglas Harbour. Please read and adhere to them. The Rear
Commodores (RCs) are empowered to enforce them.
Use of Facilities / Work Parties
Launch & Lift-out / Hydraulic Trailer
Boat Storage / Trailers and Cradles / Parking / Access Gate / Gazebo
Water & Power / Docks & Moorings Storage / Garbage & Recyclables / Other
Short-term Use / Leased Spaces / Special Dock Spaces / Tenders
Use of Moorings / Bridle Requirements
Moorings (Club-owned & Member-owned) / Non-members’ Use of Facilities
/ Dinghy Storage Facility
Late Payment Penalties / Membership Dues / Fees (Dockage, Moorings, etc.)
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The Club’s facilities are provided for use by members and others in accordance with the
Constitution, these Yard Rules, and other provisions made by the Board.
The Club does not guarantee the condition, safety or fitness for any purpose of any of its
facilities and will not accept any liability for claims of any nature arising from the use
thereof by any person, member or not. Persons using Club facilities do so on the express
condition that such use is entirely at their own risk.
Fredericton Base – Boat Yard: The area at 363 Lincoln Road leased by the Club from
the City of Fredericton, enclosed on three sides by wire fence and having areas for boat
storage, mast storage, and parking; two wharves, timber crib wall, and concrete boatlaunch
ramp. (A storage shed on site is owned by the Club.)
Fredericton Base – Waterfront: The seasonal floating docks and moorings owned by
the Club.
Douglas Harbour: The property and fixtures owned by the Club in Douglas Harbour,
including clubhouse, shed, pump-out, concrete wharf, floating docks, moorings, and
dinghy storage building.
1. Use of Facilities
a) All members and non-members wishing to use their sailboat or powerboat at FYC
facilities must have boat liability insurance and a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
b) Non-members may have limited use of the Club’s launch ramp, wharves, docks
and moorings, subject to pre-approval by the RCs and payment of the appropriate
2. Work Parties
a) Construction and maintenance of infrastructure at the Fredericton Yard and
Douglas Harbour is typically performed by work parties consisting of Club
members. Such work includes installation and removal of docks and moorings,
spring clean-up, dock construction and maintenance, and the like.
b) Work parties that require participation of all members will be set up by the RCs,
with notice sent to members via email.
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1. Members’ boat liability insurance coverage shall be in effect on a continuous basis
during their membership.
2. Proof of coverage must be provided when applying for membership, and whenever
requested by the Lift Captain at launch or lift-out.
3. Proof shall be a copy of the declaration page from the insurance company that clearly
outlines the liability insurance coverage and identifies the boat and owner. Coverage
under a homeowner policy must have an explicit boat liability insurance coverage
endorsement, with the amount of that coverage shown.
4. For boats that are sold while stored in the Boat Yard, the seller shall ensure that the
new owner insures the boat and provides proof of liability insurance coverage to the
Vice Commodore while the boat remains in the yard, whether or not the new owner
becomes a senior member of the Club.
1. Launch and lift-out
a) Launch and lift-out activities at Fredericton Base are organized and overseen by
Lift Captains, who are senior members acting on behalf of a “lift group” of other
members. As such, Lift Captains are not Club officials or agents.
b) Dates and times for lifts shall be coordinated between Lift Captains and the RCs.
c) Lift captains shall ensure that the crane they hire is of adequate size for the boats
being lifted. This shall be determined with the crane owner or operator.
d) Lifts shall be conducted on the upper wharf, with the crane set up on the upriver
corner of the wharf (towards the lawn), such that the outer outrigger pads are
centered at least 12 feet from the front face of the wharf and six feet from the
angled, reinforced side. Boats shall be positioned downriver of the crane.
e) Boats with a displacement of more than 30,000 pounds shall not be lifted.
f) Saw horses used on the lawn or upper wharf for preparing masts shall be moved
from these areas once the masts have been installed after launch or stored after the
fall lift, and stacked on members’ cradles or neatly above flood waters.
g) NOTE: No boat will be allowed to lift, launch or be stored unless its owner
has paid his/her membership dues and fees, and has proof of insurance.
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V. 2. Hydraulic Trailer
a) The hydraulic trailer is for members’ use in moving their boats for lifts, and its proper use
and care are those members’ responsibility.
b) The hydraulic trailer has its piston towers covered by black plastic cans, and its motor and
control valves covered by a box or boxes, to prevent damaging water infiltration of the
hydraulic system and motor due to precipitation. Lift groups shall re-place the black plastic
cans and box(es) the same day they use the hydraulic trailer, whether or not rain is forecast.
c) The numbered black cans are to be placed on their same-numbered piston towers and
secured with the attached lines.
1. Storage of Boats (Senior Members Only)
a) Storage space and location will be as allocated by the RCs.
b) Senior Members may store their boat at the Boat Yard, but only on a trailer or
cradle, not on jack stands or blocking alone. Trailers shall have reliable tires and
ball hitch unit, with size of ball visibly marked. Cradles that are dragged by loader
shall have reliable timber skids.
c) Storage may be requested by application to the Board, or in response to an annual
written or email request from the Board.
d) Owners of boats that have been stored annually need not reapply.
e) If demand exceeds capacity, boat storage will be decided by member seniority,
i.e., the greater number of years and months of continuous senior membership.
f) Only one boat per member will be allowed storage, unless all other members who
want storage have already stored their boat and there is unused storage space, in
which case any second boats will be stored in seniority order.
g) A storage fee shall be paid for each stored boat, based on the area occupied:
overall length times beam of boat (or dimensions of trailer or cradle if greater than
boat dimensions).
h) The boat’s mast shall be stored on the boat, on the mast trees, or otherwise so as
not to impede access by others to their boat.
i) Members who store a small secondary boat, such as a small runabout or sailing
dinghy, shall pay storage fees per the Appendix.
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j) Boat Ladders – Members’ ladders used to gain access to stored boats should be
taken down when not in use and secured to the trailer or cradle frame with chain
and lock, to inhibit their use by thieves to get into boats. Members who prefer to
leave their ladder up shall secure it in its position with chain and lock so it cannot
be removed and used to gain access to other memb
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4. Access Gate/Door
a) The double swing gate and access door are padlocked against unauthorized access
to and use of Boat Yard facilities. Members are asked to walk the swing gate open
rather than let it go free against its stop, to prevent springing its hinges.
b) Members shall keep the gate and access door locked at all times; however, when
there is considerable yard activity, such as work parties or preparation for boat
lifts, the gate may be left open for ready access by members.
c) The RCs will provide each member a key, for the member’s use only. Second or
replacement keys shall be paid for by the member at cost. All keys shall be
returned to the RCs upon termination of membership.
d) Visiting non-member boaters will be issued a key for the period of their stay,
upon payment of a returnable deposit to be repaid when the key is returned.
5. Gazebo
a) A gazebo is available for members’ use. It is winter-stored on the fill by
the mast trees and usually summer-stored on the upper wharf.
b) Members using the gazebo shall clean up behind themselves. The door is
to be kept latched so it does not blow open and spring its hinges.
6. Storage of Docks
a) The docks are usually stored each fall on the fill in front of the mast trees.
The used 2”x6”x6” planks piled at that location are for use as spacers
between the stacked docks to protect the plastic floats from puncture; they
not for members’ personal use.
b) See the document “Floating Docks at Fredericton Base – Installation and
Storage” for more details on the docks.
7. Storage of Moorings
a) Mooring balls and lines at Fredericton Base are stored beside and/or inside
the blue shed.
b) See the document “Moorings and the Pontoon Boat – Fredericton Base”
for details on moorings installation and removal, and proper use of the
pontoon boat.
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8. Water Supply
a) The Club’s water supply comes from the City-owned building adjacent to
the boat yard. It is turned on by the City each spring and off each fall at
the request of the RCs.
b) To minimize water loss due to leaks, water flow is controlled by a timer in
the metal box on the fence by the gate. It is activated by pressing the “ON”
button on the box. It will run for a preset time as determined by the RCs,
typically two to four hours.
9. Power Supply
a) Power is available year-round at outlets along the fences, at the shed, and
on the mast trees; and from spring to fall, at both wharves and the docks.
The electrical panel is attached to the fence on Lincoln Road.
b) Members have free use of power for normal work on their boats, battery
chargers and such, but excessive consumption, such as running of heaters
or other high-draw equipment for extended periods, shall be paid for by
the individuals so using the extra power.
10. Garbage & Recyclables

a) Garbage barrels lined with heavy duty plastic bags are placed at several
locations around the yard. If a can has no liner, do not put garbage in it;
use another can or line it with a bag from the shed.
b) Returnable bottles and cans, and clean recyclables, may be put in the blue
boxes that are beside some of the garbage cans.
11. Other
a) No person shall leave a vehicle, boat, trailer or cradle unattended on the
launch ramp or in the water at the foot of the ramp.
b) Materials shall not be stored on any lawn area including the slopes along
the fence.
c) Before winter shutdown of the yard, members shall remove their dinghies,
sawhorses, and other belongings from areas prone to flooding. This is not
a responsibility of the RCs or other members.
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1. The floating docks are for short-term use, leased dockage, and storage of tenders.
2. Leased Space – General
a) Members should apply for leased dock space as early as possible.
b) Non-member Use of the Docks – If space is available, as determined by the RCs,
non-members may be allowed to lease dock space at the appropriate rates for
short-term use, typically from a day to a week.
c) Leased spaces or otherwise reserved spaces will be clearly marked by the RCs
with a plaque, giving boat name and/or owner’s name.
d) There is no guarantee that leased dock space will be assigned to any member.
3. Short-term Use of Docks (No Cost)
Use of the docks for Senior Members’ boats is at no cost for a short-term stay, from
one day (no RC approval required) up to three days (with RC pre-approval, dependent
on dock space demand), as follows:
a) Maximum One Day
Loading/unloading goods and passengers, and similar work.
b) One to Three Days and Nights (w/RC Approval)
Commissioning/decommissioning, minor maintenance and repairs, or failure or
lack of tender. If the purpose of the stay is work, then work should be performed
each day, i.e., the boat shall not be left unattended during the day.
c) When Moorings are not Available (as at launch and lift-out)
Boats may stay on the docks until mooring availability. Once moorings become
available, boats must be off the docks no later than the next day, unless
otherwise approved by the RCs. Rafting of boats may be necessary at these
4. Short Term Use of the Docks (Lease Fees Apply)
a) Unauthorized or extended use of the docks beyond the above maximums will
be charged lease rates as follows:
i. At the daily rate for each day after the “no cost” stay, or as otherwise prearranged
with the RCs;
ii. At the weekly rate if the stay extends to a week; or
iii. At the weekly, monthly or seasonal rate for longer stays.
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b) Any member whose boat, after launch, is disabled and/or requires major repairs,
may apply to the RCs to keep the boat on the docks more than three days. If the
request is approved, the member shall pay dockage fees beyond three days’ stay.
c) If there is other demand for dock space, the RCs may require the disabled boat to
be towed to a mooring until demand lessens to allow a longer dock stay.
5. Seasonal Leased Space
a) Spaces on the upper end of the upper docks and the lower end of the lower docks
are available for seasonal lease by Senior Members through the RCs. The number
of spaces leased each year will depend on size of boats and special circumstances.
b) Spaces will typically be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis; however, the
boats of members with physical disabilities may take priority, and the Board may
assign a dock space for a public safety vessel.
c) Seasonal leases typically run from June 1st
to September 15th
. High water levels
may delay the June 1st date; unavailability of moorings and timing of boats going
to/returning from Douglas Harbour may affect both dates.
d) The dockage fee shall be paid with the annual membership dues and storage fee.
If the space is assigned later in the fiscal year the fee shall be paid immediately
upon receipt of the invoice from the Treasurer.
e) Boat length will not be hull length, but the length overall from bow extremity
(pulpit, anchor, bowsprit) to stern extremity (external rudder, outboard motor,
swim platform, etc.). See the examples below.
RATE ($/ft)
Capt. Kidd Pontoon boat 22’ 23.5’ $10.00/ft $235.00
J. Sparrow C&C sailboat 30’ 32.0’ $10.00/ft $320.00
Blackbeard LM28 sailboat 28’ 30.5’ $10.00/ft $305.00
f) For efficient use of dock space, the boat at the upper end of the upper docks shall
have its bow at or extending above the end of the dock; the boat at the lower end
of the lower docks shall have its stern at or extending beyond the end of the dock;
and the space between boats shall not exceed five feet.
g) Two signs on the dock surface will identify each boat’s position: an arrow at the
bow location, and a name plate amidships (member’s or boat’s name). Boats shall
keep to their allotted space and not crowd the next boat’s space.
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6. Special Dock Spaces
Except at launch and lift-out times when demand for dock space is high, the
following two spaces are to be left open: the upper space of the lower docks, for
loading and unloading; and the lower space of the upper docks, for loading,
unloading or stepping a mast; and for these purposes, for a maximum of four hours
duration to allow for use by others.
7. Tenders
a) Tenders may be secured on the inside of the lower docks, on the slope adjacent to
the launch ramp, or as otherwise approved by the RCs.
b) At no time shall any person leave an unattended tender with oars, engine or other
means of propulsion attached or included.
1. Moorings are available at no cost to senior members.
2. Taking of moorings may be on a first-come-first-served basis, unless it is known there
will be a mooring shortage at the time of launch or lift-out, in which case taking of
moorings shall be by order of the lift groups.
3. A mooring line (bridle) shall be supplied by the boat owner and marked with the
owner’s name and/or boat’s name. If the boat will be away for more than 10 days,
both bridle and marker shall be removed to allow use of the mooring by others.
4. The bridle shall be fastened to the top half of the shackle under the mooring ball. The
ring on top of the ball shall not be used to attach a bridle, as this will bend the rod
that goes through the ball.
5. Bridle length shall be such that the bow of the boat cannot move a horizontal distance
of not more than five feet from the mooring ball. Excessively long bridles are a
hazard to your own boat as well as others.
6. The RCs reserve the right to allocate moorings, based on size of boats or other
reasons. The Club reserves the right to move a boat on a mooring in the interest of
safety or potential damage to other boats, at the owner’s risk.
7. No member or other person shall install a mooring in the Club’s mooring field
without permission of the RCs.
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1. General – The Club’s Douglas Harbour property and facilities are for summer use
only. Launch and retrieval of tenders and trailered boats by their owners will be
allowed at the owners’ risk. Crane-assisted launch, haul-out and winter storage of
boats will not be allowed.
2. Club-owned Moorings
a) The Club owns and maintains several (5 to 10) guest moorings, clearly designated
with an “FYC” label.
b) Senior Members may use guest moorings at no charge, once per season, for a
period not to exceed seven consecutive nights. Members are to pay the regular
mooring rates for all other use of guest moorings.
3. Member-owned Moorings
a) All other moorings at Douglas Harbour are installed and maintained by members.
b) Although the Club assumes no authority over or responsibility for non-Clubowned
moorings, the Club will, through the Douglas Harbour RC, influence the
quality, adequacy and placement of moorings to maximize available space in the
harbour and the safe location of boats.
c) For the safety and protection of all moored boats, members should have their
mooring(s) inspected on a regular basis (minimum every three years).
d) Any member wishing to sell his/her mooring should contact a Board officer for a
list of members wishing to purchase a mooring.
4. Wharf Usage
a) The wharf may be used for short-term tie-up only. For general tie-up areas, boats
shall not be left unattended.
b) Sections of the wharf face may be labeled for loading/unloading and for sewage
pump-out. Boats should be moved from these locations upon completion of the
relevant servicing.
c) No heavy vehicles are allowed on the wharf except emergency vehicles or other
vehicles authorized by the Douglas Harbour RC.
d) Electrical hook-up is permitted with temporary tie-up on the designated wharf
face(s). Power must be turned off at the panel after use. Power is not intended to
be available to visiting boaters unless prior arrangements have been made.
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5. Dock Space and Moorings Use by Non-Members
a) Non-members may have short-term use of a Club guest mooring for one week, or
for a longer period if demand is low, as pre-arranged with the RC.
b) Non-members may tie their boats overnight to the concrete wharf behind the
pump-out station and floating dock, or to designated areas on the floating docks,
with prior approval of the RC.
c) For use of shore power during overnight stays on the wharf or floating docks, a
daily fee as listed in the Appendix will also apply.
d) For both dock and mooring use the mooring fee listed in the Appendix (daily or
weekly as appropriate) will apply.
6. Dinghy Storage Facility
a) Members may apply to the Douglas Harbour RC to lease space for their boat’s
tender in the Club’s dinghy storage building, on a first-come-first-serve basis.
b) The seasonal lease rate as listed in the Appendix shall apply.
1. Members are encouraged to recycle plastics and returnable beverage containers by
placing them in any of the blue boxes in the Boat Yard.
2. Members are responsible to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials.
3. Rags or paper towels shall be used around the fill port when fueling, to absorb any
spill. Absorbent socks and pads are also effective and can be used in the bilge/engine
4. Any spill in the Boat Yard, Waterfront or Douglas Harbour must be reported to the
RCs, and immediate clean-up must be done.
5. Used engine oil, anti-freeze and filters must be captured in a container. These
materials may be placed beside the garbage cans, but only if they are in sealed
containers labelled with contents.
6. Bottom Paint Stripping and Sand-blasting: Ground tarps and wrap-around plastic
sheets to enclose the work area are required to collect the debris, for disposal at the
Fredericton Regional Solid Waste Commission’s hazardous waste depot. Use of
protective clothing and eye and breathing protection is strongly advised.
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7. Batteries can be taken to Canadian Tire stores for disposal at no charge.
8. Paint cans, pans, rollers, and brushes: If dried, put in the garbage cans; if fresh, put
beside the garbage cans in sealed containers marked with contents. These items can
also be dropped off at Home Hardware stores for disposal at no charge.
9. Alternative Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Supplies:
 Hydrogen-peroxide, Borax, salt or baking soda instead of bleach
 Cream of Tartar in water (2 Tbsp/L) for polishing aluminum
 Vinegar/salt/water in equal parts to polish brass
 Cider vinegar to clean, baby oil to polish chrome/metal
 Lemon juice/salt paste to clean copper; wait 10 min., wipe with soft cloth
 Olive oil / vinegar (3:1 mix) as polish for unvarnished interior wood
 Baking soda paste for fiberglass stains
 Vinegar/water (1/1 mix) for varnish cleaner
 Vinegar/water (1/8 mix) for window cleaning
Invoices for membership dues and storage fees will be issued by the Treasurer no later than
September 15th of each year. Payment is due by the date of lift-out or October 1st, whichever
date is sooner.
The Board is authorized to levy late payment penalties for the period from October 2nd to
November 30th
. Penalties will be applied as follows, based on when payment is received:
a) After lift-out date or October 2nd, whichever is earlier, to October 31st, $100;
b) November 1st to November 30th, the penalty of (a) plus $100; or
c) After November 30th
, the penalties of (a) and (b) plus $100 and loss of seniority and
The appropriate late penalty fee will have to be paid along with the dues and any other fees
owed, whether or not there is application for renewal of membership.
The only exceptions to the above penalty dates are if invoices were not sent out by September
, or the member’s contact information was wrong. It is each member’s responsibility to
update his/her contact information when it changes, so that invoices and notices will be received.
Short-term dockage fees are to be paid to the RC at the time of dock usage. Longer term and
seasonal dockage fees are to be paid within two weeks of receipt of the invoice from the
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Senior Member $375
Social Member $ 35
Commercial Member $475
Out-Port Member $175
Dry-Sail Member $175
Student Member $125
Yard Storage of Boat $1.10/s.f./yr
Summer Storage of Trailer of Boat not Winter-Stored $50.00
Storage of Auxiliary Boat/Trailer $50.00
Seasonal $10.00/lin.ft
Monthly $4.25/ lin.ft
Weekly $1.50/lin.ft
Daily $0.50/lin.ft
Launch Ramp Use $20 launch, $20 retrieval; $30 for
launch/retrieval the same day.
Use of Crane on Upper Wharf $50 launch, $50 retrieval
Use of Docks $0.50/ft/day; $1.50/ft/week
Use of Moorings $10/day; $50/week
Kayak, rowing scull, etc. $60/season
Seasonal $300 N/A
Monthly $150 N/A
Weekly $ 50 $50
Daily $ 10 $10
Shore Power N/A $5/night
Members may get up to one week’s free stay on a club
mooring per IX(2)(b)



Please take note of the following items. Your cooperation is appreciated.




Dock leases begin this Friday. All boats whose owners do not have a lease arrangement are to be off the leased spaces on both docks so that these spaces can be taken Friday afternoon or evening. Leased spaces are as follows:


Upper Docks, from the upper end – Peters, Chapman, Cain, Kubik.

Lower Docks, from the lower end – Turnbull, Cull, Cashin, with Hillman on the inside opposite Turnbull. The inflatable chained adjacent to Hillman’s boat should be relocated to give more room for his boat to tie up.


Any member without a lease arrangement who wants short-term dock space in non-leased spaces can request a space from the RCs.



Now that all lifts have been completed, members who have not already cleaned up around their cradle areas and on grassed areas – blocking, framing, hoses, extension cords, tarps, garbage, etc. – are asked to do so by this weekend, to make the yard presentable and to allow grass to be cut.


Thank You


Rear Commodores



Note to all members: Insurance 

All boats must be insured for at least liability at launch and lift. You may be asked for proof prior to being lifted. No insurance means no launch. This includes boats launched from the ramp.

Mike Corbett

Safety Officer



Here is the 2018 Race schedule in PDF format


also from the Safety Officer

Mike Corbett will  be  collecting out-dated flares for disposal this month.  They can be placed in the metal box on the left side of the shed and he will check it from time to time.

Mike Corbett
Safety Officer




 pretty soon, get ready



 Here is the Local Wind Prediction:

The Fredericton Yacht Club is small, friendly club that services the boaters of Fredericton and the surrounding area. We support our membership and our guests with facilities in Fredericton and Douglas Harbour. We are a social, member operated, club that is perfect for new or experienced boaters.

We service cruisers, racers and day sailors with sailboats and power boats.