Ground Rules

Gulfport Yacht Club

Member of Florida Sailing Association

Member of U. S. Sailing Association

Quarterly facility fees entitle a member to the use of the grounds, ramp and hoist. It does not entitle a member to a space for a boat. Spaces are allocated on a first come basis to active sailing members.

All boat spaces shall be assigned only by the Rear-Commodore on the basis of size, usage and availability. No boat is to be left on Club property at any time without permission from the Rear-Commodore. The Rear-Commodore must be notified when vacating slip space permanently or by quarter.

All dry-sailed boats must be on movable trailers marked near the front with the owner's name and phone number.

Gear and equipment must be stored in the boat or on the trailer, not on the ground or in the clubhouse.

Every boat should be safely and securely fastened to the trailer and the trailer anchored to the ground. An owner is responsible for this own boat.

Trailers are to be kept in assigned space while the boat is being used, not left near the hoist or ramp or in the parking area.

Before leaving your boat, all halyards and lines should be secured away from the mast to prevent noise.

Boats must not be stored in the water or on the beach overnight (except wet slip boats). No boat is to be left over night on the beach east of docks.

GYC decals must be affixed to the hull.

The clubhouse does not have storage facilities for all members. Therefore, there will be no storing of equipment or miscellaneous gear in the clubhouse or on the porch for members.

No cars are to be parked between the clubhouse and the water. Parking spaces are on either side of the clubhouse. Do not block the entrances to the clubhouse. Do not leave your car in front of any boat slip spaces or near the hoist or ramp. Junior Program Supervisor may park near the ramp during Junior Actvities and lessons.

The boat ramp may be closed during Junior activities, such as Saturday AM.

Members must accompany their guests at the Club. Do not give any non-member permission to use your boat when you are not there. This is for your protection.

No pets are allowed on GYC property. (modified in 2011).

Any boat or equipment or material considered to be an eyesore by Grounds Committee and the presiding Rear Commodore shall be required to be removed.

Major overhaul and construction of boats is prohibited at the Club.

Care about the Club. Keep the clubhouse and grounds in good condition and in neat order. Be considerate of your fellow members.

Revised 4/1/89