Dock Rules



[for VBC resident dockers]


1.       A list of members requesting resident docks at VBC will be maintained by the VBC Dock Committee.  This committee is comprised of the Commodore, Dock Trustee and Club Manager.  Requests to be added to this list shall be made in writing with the appropriate deposit of $50.  Any member in good standing may request to be placed on the dock waiting list.  However, only SENIOR and SENIOR YACHTSMEN members may occupy a dock.  A single deposit will qualify the member for both the 35-foot and 40-foot dock waiting lists.  When a member turns down an available dock their name then goes to the bottom of the list.


2.       A member may not have two docks.  A member may have his/her name on the waiting list for a dock of a different size while occupying another dock, but may not have his/her name on the list for a second dock of the same size.


3.       New resident dockers must submit a $3,000 deposit to the VBC Dock Committee within fourteen (14) days of notification and acceptance of said dock.


4.       Dock rental will be $2,735.00 per year for 40-foot docks and $2,394.00 for 35-foot docks regardless of boat size.  Rental will be paid in two equal installments with the first installment due January 31 and the second installment due March 31.  Members taking a dock during the year will pay in full prior to occupying the dock.  No rental payments will be accepted from any member thirty (30) days in arrears in the payment of annual dues, assessments or any club account.  Additional seasonal costs incurred to accommodate wider beans shall be borne by the encroaching boat.


5.       Each dock is intended for one (1) boat only – dinghies (tenders) will be stored aboard, not ashore, but may be kept with your boat in the water as long as they do not interfere with the other dockers.


6.       No rafting permitted except by permission of Dockmaster.


7.       Picnic tables will be provided through VBC and will be uniform in size and removed at the end of the boating season.


8.       Trash and garbage are to be placed in the available dumpsters.


9.       Docks are not to be sub-rented or used by anyone other than the docking member or their immediate family (subject to VBC guest rules) without the prior approval of the Dockmaster and/or Club Manager except for rentals to visitors under the supervision of the Dockmaster.


10.   Members vacating their dock overnight must notify the Dockmaster and/or Club Manager so as to allow overnight rental of the dock to visitors.  If not notified, the docker may be assessed for rents lost at $1.75 per foot of the length of his/her boat for each night the dock is vacant.


11.   Utilities are to be used efficiently and not wasted.  Air conditioning units are to be turned off when you are not staying aboard (extra utilities charge to be decided by Dock Committee and owners at a later date).


12.   Partying and noise-making must stop by 11:00 pm and quiet hours observed thereafter.


13.   Alcoholic beverages obtained from any source other than the club bar are to be kept aboard and are not to be consumed ashore.


14.   Docks will be assigned annually by the VBC Dock Committee.


15.   All docking matters will be administered by the VBC Dock Committee and Dockmaster, subject to the jurisdiction and control of the VBC Board of Trustees.  The Dock Committee has the authority to revoke docking privileges at any time.


16.   Grills will be provided by VBC and no other grills will be permitted.


17.   No pets aboard or ashore.


18.   Hauling of the docks will be at the discretion of the VBC Dock Committee and all boats are to be removed prior to the date established by the committee.  Failure to comply will result in an assessment of $100 per day which may be deducted from dock deposit.


19.   Disregard of dock rules and regulations will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of docking privileges.


20.   a) All walking areas will be kept clear of hoses, pails, electric cords and other foreign materials at all times.

b) The water and concrete area, so marked, at the hoist and dry sail area is to be kept clear of autos, trailers, boats and other obstacles at all times


21.                       a)            40-foot docks

                           Power & Sail

                            Length – 46 foot maximum

                           Beam – As can be accommodated with regard to beam space and draft available subject to approval of the Dock Committee.


                           35-foot docks

                           Power & Sail

                            Length – 37 foot maximum

                           Beam – As can be accommodated with regard to beam space and draft available subject to approval of the Dock Committee.

                b) The Dock Committee has the right to reassign any and all dockage slips in order to accommodate all dockers with regards to safety and size of boat.

                c) The Dock Committee must be consulted when any docker (current or new) plans to purchase another boat to confirm if current slip is usable.  Said new boat must adhere to above                                       parameters.

               d) The Dock Committee must be notified in writing of Dock Holder’s request for slip reassignment.  The Dock Committee shall maintain a list of all those wishing reassignment. The Dock                                   Committee shall refer to and only make offers to those Dock Holders who have served notice when open docks become available. Open docks will be presented to those who has submitted a                       written request and are on the Dock Committee’s list of those wishing dock reassignment, based on tenure of dockage.  Tenure of dockage is measured by years Dock Holder has held dock                           within each dock category (i.e. 35’ or 40’).  Any Dock Holder who accepts reassignment to a different dock shall lose dock seniority and have to start "at the bottom" of the reassignment dock                       list.


                e) Steps used on docks to access boats will be controlled by the Dock Committee and must not offer any safety hazard or inconvenience to fellow dockers (only three steps high and must be                             stable and secure).

                f) All current dockers protected by a grandfather clause will not be affected by any change in     boat size regulation in regard to their current boat.

                g) Boat length defined as manufacturer’s center line length of hull.


22.   A docking member will be responsible for keeping his OH number or Documentation number current with the Dock Committee.


23.   No overnight guests allowed on boat unless occupied by boat owners or their spouses unless special permission is requested by the boat owner from the Dock Committee.


24.   Dock boxes will be of uniform size and shape.  Dockers are responsible for installation, removal and storage.  Space limitations require that dock boxes not be left on VBC property during the off season.


25.   All boat owners will provide VBC with a certificate of insurance.




REVISED 01/24/2017