Invasive Species procedure - all craft having sailed on other waters
Check, Clean & Dry Procedure for visiting boards, ribs, dinghies & cruisers. In line with various water authority’s byelaws all visiting boats should comply with the CHECK, CLEAN & DRY procedure before arriving at the Sailing Club.
Check: Check your equipment and clothing for living organisms. Pay particular attention to areas that are damp or hard to inspect.
Clean: Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly, use hot water where possible. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them. (Cleaning & washing must be done away from the water when visiting the Club).
Dry: Dry all equipment and clothing – some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t transfer water elsewhere.
Launching Trollies/Trailers: should not be left in the water for any longer than is necessary to launch & recover the boat.