Launch & Recovery Authorisation
AUTHORISATION PROCESS to Launch/Recover Club Boats on road trailer.
This process is being introduced during 2023 to establish a bank of authorised BYC Members to help develop dinghy sailing & racing at the Club, by being able to launch & recover ribs & other boats that need to be on a road trailer. Additionally, it is required as the access is classed as a public highway.
It applies to all Club boats that are launched from a road trailer. Members who have been undertaking this up to now are also asked to respond with the details required, so that the authorised list can be fully completed.
The authorisation will be shown as a Tag on the Member's contact details on the BYC website SCM system, using the following criteria, which use licence start dates to determine the authorisations for vehicle & trailer loads:
Licence column 10 date before 1 January 1997 (B or BE licence). Also Club tractor (F or f licence).
Column 10 date before 1 January 1997 (B or BE licence). Not authorised to use the Club tractor
Column 10 date on or after 1 January 1997 & before 19 January 2013 (B or BE licence). Also Club tractor (F or f licence).
Column 10 date on or after 1 January 1997 & before 19 January 2013 (B or BE licence). Not authorised to use the Club tractor.
Column 10 date on or after 19 January 2013 (BE licence). Also Club tractor (F or f licence).
Column 10 date on or after 19 January 2013 (BE licence). Not authorised to use the Club tractor.
Authority to launch & recover using the Club tractor only (F or f licence)
The relevant weights of existing BYC boats are:
1600kg est dry weight
1000kg est dry weight
800kg est dry weight
INFORMATION REQUIRED to be added to the Member's qualifications on SCM (via Members Login on BYC website. Both PB2 (minimum) & Driving Licence are required information. If you are willing to use your own vehicle, then add "Own tow" to the Driving Licence NOTES
1 PB2 qualification (minimum)
Date, plus upload copy of PB2 (min) certificate as a jpg.
2 DRIVING LICENCE qualification.
Upload a copy of REVERSE side of your driving licence
Enter "Own tow" if applicable in NOTES section
This information should be input/uploaded to Qualifications on your BYC website Members page after Login. If you are unable to do this, scan and email the documents and information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some members have already put part or all of these qualifications on SCM. If so, please check the details and ensure that the copy certificates/licence have been uploaded..
Once you have completed the Qualification requirements, please complete & submit the application form using the link at the foot of this page.
You may be required to be assessed.
Once approved, your authority will then be issued on SCM.
Note that without this authorisation you will not be permitted to launch/recover nor drive the tractor, except under direct supervision.
Robin Meads, Water Activities Manager 13 April 2023
Last updated 16:25 on 28 October 2023