OBSTRUCTION IN FLOATING PONTOON WALKWAYS
We are pleased to announce that our construction of the breakwater project will take off towards the end of April 2017. Members/Boaters alike should take caution whenever using the pontoon walkways due to sections of the pontoon areas will be cordoned off for works to be carried out. Temporary floating pontoons will be in place where entire sections are not accessible to passing. We ask of all for your understanding and patience during this entire project as passing thru the worksite in the pontoon areas would only be permissible with 15 minutes notice to the safety officer on site.
The Club will have further updates closer to the start. We thank all for their assistance in planning movements within the wet berth areas.
Posted on 20 April 2017
FUEL DOCK USAGE
It has been brought to our attention thru multiple feedbacks as well as our observation that the fuel dock is now used to embark/disembark passengers. The purpose of the fuel dock is for refuelling solely and should not be a pick up/drop off point for any boaters especially more so for charter/fishing boats.
Please refrain from using the dock for any other purposes but fuelling for everyone’s safety as well as convenience of being able to take on fuel without congestion. All embarkation/disembarkation should be at Lay By for Dry Stacker Boats and at the Berth for Wet Berth Boats. We seek everyone’s cooperation in making RSYC an EXCELLENT Club for all.
Posted on 20 April 2017
NO WAKE ZONE
Recently, it has been noted a spike in boats speeding in/out of our marina which causes damages to the structure as well as discomfort to fellow boaters. In worse situations, it could cause a “Man over Board” to unsuspecting boaters or staff alike. In order to prevent this, we wish to remind all boats entering/exiting our marina to adhere to the policy of “No Wake Zone”.
Posted on 20 April 2017
SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR CHARTER VISITORS / GUESTS
The Club, in its efforts in ensuring everyone’s safety and security, is stepping up security measures of visitors / guests visiting the Club for the purpose of boat charter / fishing charter.
BOAT CHARTER & FISHING CHARTER
- With immediate effect, boat owners and/or captains conducting trips, will be required to submit their passenger manifest and crew list 24 hours prior to departure.
- Subsequently, upon arrival of their visitors / guests, boat owners and/or captains are to ensure that their visitors / guests register at the security post and assemble at the tentage area next to the security post for the boat owner or captain to personally escort them to their boat.
- Visitors / guests joining the boat charter / fishing charter arriving via private mode of transportation and taxis are to disembark at the security checkpoint, register themselves at the security post and assemble at the waiting area.
- Taxis will not be allowed to disembark these visitors / guests at the main Club entrance or lobby.
- Likewise, on return, boat owners and/or captains will have to personally escort the visitors / guests back to the security post again, where they will then be checked out of the Club.
FAILURE OF ADHERENCE TO PROCEDURES
Failure to adhere and comply with the above procedures will result in the Club exercising its rights to refuse entry to the visitors / guests joining the boat charter / fishing charter.
We seek everyone’s efforts in complying with these procedures for the benefit of all members as well as the Club.
Posted on 30 March 2017
MEMBERSHIP REFERRAL REWARDS PROGRAMME
From now till 31 August 2017, members will be rewarded when they successfully refer their corporate clients, friends or family to sign up as members.
You will receive the following for each new sign up:
FOR ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP
$500 F&B credits • 2-night stay at Marina Lodge Superior Room
FOR SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP
$300 F&B credits • 1-night stay at Marina Lodge Superior Room
FOR 3-YEAR TERM MEMBERSHIP
$200 F&B credits • 1-night stay at Marina Lodge Superior Room
NEWLY SIGNED MEMBERS WILL ALSOBE ENTITLED TO THE FOLLOWING PERKS:
$200 F&B credits • 1-night stay at Marina Lodge Superior Room
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• Promotion is applicable for successful referrals and sign ups.
• Promotion is valid for six months (1 March to 31 August 2017).
MARINA LODGE MEMBERS' REFERRAL
Members can benefit by referring their friends, family or business associates to stay with us at Marina Lodge!
For every confirmed room booking referred, member will receive a $20 F&B Voucher that can be used at our outlets.
Guests referred by member will enjoy members' rates from $115 per night*.*Subject to Terms & Conditions.
*TERMS & CONDITIONS
1 - F&B Voucher issued is not applicable to any ongoing promotions.
2 - Promotion is ongoing until further notice.
3 - The Management reserves the right to revise the promotion and its terms without prior notice.
DEPOSIT PAYMENT FOR WET OR DRY BERTH WAITING LIST
Please be informed that with effect 1 April 2017, members currently on the marina’s waiting list for wet or dry berths will be required to place deposits as follows:
1) Wet Berth – $1000.00
2) Dry Berth – $500.00
The deposit for existing members on the list will be automatically charged to their respective accounts unless otherwise instructed
to withdraw their names from the lists. Prospective members applying for berthing at the Marina will also be required to place their
deposits together with their application.
AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA • AVAILABLE TO RECIPROCAL MEMBERS AND GUESTS ON WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE OR SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017
The Leander Club extends its invitation and offer to Reciprocal members the opportunity to attend the first and last day of Henley Royal Regatta in 2017 that’ll be hosted alongside Leander members.
The table for the day package is priced at £170 (including VAT) per person and includes:
• Entry tickets to the historic Leander Club.
• A traditional luncheon in the members’ marquee.
• Afternoon cream tea.
• Exclusive enclosure tickets to watch the races and soak up the unique atmosphere of this quintessentially English summer event.
We regret that accommodation will not be available at the Club during Regatta but we welcome enquires to stay in one of our historic 4 Star bedrooms at most other times of the year or simply to dine in style with spectacular views over this famous stretch of river.
UPDATED POLICY ON BUGGY OPERATIONS WITH EFFECT FROM 10 JAN 2017
The buggy operations policy has been revised (as per below) with effect from 10 Jan 2017.
UTILITY 1 (CARRY ALL)
1. MAXIMUM PASSENGER CAPACITY – 1 driver and 3 passengers including children
2. MAXIMUM CARGO LOAD – 150kg (Max. of 4 Dive Tanks)
3. STRICTLY NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON THE CARGO BED
4. USAGE OF BUGGY BY GUEST/S – Member / Captain MUST occupy a seat on the buggy and accompany the guest/s during the buggy transfer
5. ALL TRIPS REQUESTED ARE LIMITED TO 1 TRANSFER – Any additional transfers will be allowed based on elderly passengers, expecting mothers, small children; and subject to the discretion of the buggy operator.
TRANSPORTER 2 (PASSENGER CARRIER)
1. MAXIMUM PASSENGER CAPACITY – 1 driver and 5 passengers including children
2. MAXIMUM CARGO LOAD – 150kg (only light bags allowed). Strictly no cargo / equipment allowed.
3. USAGE OF BUGGY BY GUEST/S – Member / Captain MUST occupy a seat on the buggy and accompany the guest/s during the buggy transfer.
4. ALL TRIPS REQUESTED ARE LIMITED TO 1 TRANSFER – Any additional transfers will be allowed based on elderly passengers, expecting mothers, small children; and subject to the discretion of the buggy operator.
SEMINAR & BUSINESS ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES
Hold your upcoming business meetings or seminars, right here at RSYC and enjoy special "Members Only" rates for seminar packages – starting from S$35 per person!
Choose from a range of F&B options and a variety of set-ups, complete with everything you would need for a successful business seminar.
What's more... you and your guests can enjoy special rates at our Marina Lodge!
Get in touch with our Sales Team and let us know your requirements.
PHOTO UPDATE: BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF OUR CLUBHOUSE, MARINA & TENNIS COURT
Have you ever wondered how the Club and its surroundings would look like from high up in the air?
Well, here are some photos showing the Clubhouse, rooftop tennis court and marina against a backdrop of the mesmerizing sunset.
ROOFTOP TENNIS COURT
As part of our continuing efforts to provide value to the Club membership, members of RSYC will soon be able to have a game (or two) of tennis at the Club’s new rooftop tennis court.
This latest addition to the Club – a standard sized recreational tennis court – has a 15cm thick, two-tiered surface made of high impact polypropylene for better playability.
High nettings around the court ensures that tennis balls don’t fly out to the ground or marina; and six metal halide lighting of 1K watts each will provide sufficient lighting for better visibility during night time.
Do look out for announcements of its opening and availability on our website, Facebook page and notices around the Club.
COMPLIMENTARY CARPARK TICKETS ONLY FOR DINING GUESTS
With effect from 25 March 2016, the Front Office will ONLY issue RSYC Complimentary Carpark Tickets to guests dining at RSYC’s F&B outlets – including Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar.
Members or guests are to produce a valid RSYC F&B Tax Bill for verification when redeeming the Complimentary Carpark Ticket.
Terms & conditions
• Wharf's dining guest may obtain the complimentary carpark ticket from the outlet.
• Minimum of $50 spending for the complimentary ticket to be issued.
• The management reserves the right to amend / revise the terms & conditions without prior notice.
REVISED PROCEDURES FROM 1 APRIL 2016 FOR PLEASURE CRAFTS & YACHT SEEKING IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE AT GAZETTED ANCHORAGES & MARINAS IN SINGAPORE
"With effect from 1 April 2016, boaters, owners, marina operators of pleasure crafts/yachts seeking immigration clearance are required to submit the arrival and departure notice as well as requests for crew related facilities online via the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s COMPUTERIZATION OF RECORDS FOR CREW (CREW) Clearance System.
The current procedure of submission of advance notification of arrival or departure prior to the arrival or departure of the pleasure crafts/yachts at the designated anchorages remains unchanged. However, under the revised procedure, all submission MUST be done via CREW Clearance System online.
Boaters/owners can register for a CREW System Account with ICA Coastal Command if you meet the requirements. You may also engage a shipping company or marina operator registered with ICA to submit the application on your behalf."
– Extracted from circular received from Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
With regards to the above extract from the circular received from the ICA, the Club is exploring the option of subscribing to the CREW system.
In the meantime, boating members and visiting yachts planning to leave or arrive to Singapore MUST engage a shipping agent to notify the ICA prior to their arrival at the anchorage for immigration clearance.
SISTERS’ ISLANDS MARINE PARK
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park is a new initiative by NParks, announced in June 2014 that aims to give members of the public a first-hand experience of Singapore’s rich marine biodiversity. Through this initiative, Singapore’s first marine park had been established to protect Singapore’s coral reefs, which support an ecosystem inhabited by rare and endangered species of seahorses, clams, sponges and other marine life. The marine park will be a platform for outreach, educational, conservation and research activities related to our native marine biodiversity.
WHERE IS THE MARINE PARK?
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park spans about 40 hectares around Sisters' Islands and along the western reefs of both St John's Island and Pulau Tekukor. The location was chosen due to its variety of habitats including coral reefs, sandy shores and seagrass areas.
WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE MARINE PARK?
Members of the public can participate in the following activities at the Sisters’ Island Marine Park:
Learn about Singapore’s marine biodiversity at Sisters’ Islands – Marine Park Public GalleryThe Gallery features the rich marine biodiversity in Singapore’swaters and provides an overview of the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, including a 3D diorama of its dive trails.
Dive at Singapore’s first Dive Trail – Divers will be guided through 20 stations marked by signs which will bring their attention to the variety of marine biodiversity andreef features present in Singapore’s waters. Divers can also contribute towards the upkeep of the dive trails, for example by helping to sweep off accumulated algae on the station signboards using cleaning brushes.
Experience the marine biodiversity during the Intertidal Guided Walks – Members of the public can see the shore teeming with marine life during intertidal guided walks conducted by experienced nature guides from April onwards.
A range of other outreach programmes will also be rolled out to encourage greater appreciation of Singapore’s natural heritage.
Find out more about the activities at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park at www.nparks.gov.sg/sistersislandsmarinepark
Get updates on activities by our volunteers at www.sistersislandmarinepark.blogspot.sg and www.facebook.com/groups/sistersislandsmarinepark/
PLAY YOUR PART IN PROTECTING THE BIODIVERSITY IN THE MARINE PARK!
By conserving the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, you can help to ensure that the marine animals such asfishes will continue to have a safe environment to reproduce, grow and mature before moving into theopen sea. Activities that harm the environment and biodiversity are prohibited within the Marine Park,including the extraction of flora and fauna.You can play a part in the conservation of Singapore’s first marine park by:
- Observing the practices that safeguard the Marine Park and the biodiversity it supports
- Reporting prohibited activities (Helpline:1800- 471 7300) within the Marine Park boundaries
- Sharing about the Marine Park with your family and friends.
CLICK HERE for the circular from NParks.
INDONESIA OPENS ITS EXTENSIVE SEAS FOR YACHTS/BOATS TO EXPLORE WONDERFUL INDONESIA
Great news for all boaters crossing over to Indonesian waters. In a move to further boost Indonesia’s marine tourism across this archipelago, boaters entering Indonesian waters by will be free and unrestricted. The new policy includes the liberalisation of CIQP (Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Port Clearance), while the Greenbook, Sailing Permit or CAIT (Clearance Approval for Indonesia Territory) will no longer be required. It is however mandatory for vessels/boats to be fitted with a working IMO-approved AIS Class A/B to enter and cruise in Indonesian waters. A copy of the document showing the MMSI / AIS identity would be required to be presented to the Indonesian authorities.
Yachts/boats intending to enter Indonesian waters and/or cruise to Nongsa must fill up two forms for each visit:
CRUISING DECLARATION FORM
Click link to download – http://bit.ly/g4h67dh5
VESSEL DECLARATION FORM
An online form – http://bit.ly/1TjEDpF
Please do note that vessels must enter and exit Indonesia through any of the 18 authorised and official ports for pleasure boats as listed in the Cruising Declaration Form.
NEW RSYC TRANSPORT SCHEDULE FROM 1 FEB 2016
Please be informed that a new RSYC transport service will be available for members, members' guests, staff and Marina Lodge guests from 1 February 2016 onwards. Please refer to the table below for the timings.
GENTLE REMINDER ON CONSUMPTION OF OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGES AT THE CLUB
Please be reminded that consumption of food and beverage brought in from outside the Club is strictly not permitted.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
For more information, please refer to the Bylaws under Food & Beverages.
Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
11 February 2015
GENTLE REMINDER ON THE USE OF BOAT WASHING BAY
Due to the increase of boating activities in recent months, it has been observed that the boat washing bays have become more congested.
Please be reminded to adhere to the Club policy on the use of boat washing bays – which allows a member to have their boat on the washing bay cradlefor one hour to complete the washing.
Beyond which, the boat will be lifted away and the cradle vacated, to allow other members to make use of the washing bay.
We seek your understanding and thank you for your cooperation.
UPDATED POLICY FOR CLUB BUGGY SERVICE
The Club's buggy service will now only be provided for members and their registered guests.
Buggies will now only carry passengers and will no longer be allowed to carry cargo and heavy equipment / accessories.
The management seek members' understanding in this matter.
CASH PAYMENT PROCEDURE FOR FUEL PURCHASE ON WEEKDAYS
The Club has implemented a new cash payment procedure for purchase for fuel oil (gasoline or diesel) at the marina with effect from 1 May 2014.
- Boaters or members wishing to purchase fuel oil with cash will have to make payment at the Front Office and present the receipt to the marina staff to receive the fuel supply.
- Cash payments will be accepted from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only, and will not be available on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
GENTLE REMINDER ON APPLICATION OF CREW PASSES FOR BOAT CREWS
Please be reminded that boat-owners with boat crews are required to apply for crew passes for their crews to enter and exit the club premises.
You may apply for Crew Passes* directly at the Marine Office or CLICK HERE to download the application form.
*Terms & Conditions apply