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The Tinsley Committee and the Port Captain would like to gently remind you that our Island is our own small-town oasis. To ensure its peaceful enjoyment by all, please be mindful of the following:
Please register your guests and yourself as soon as you arrive on Island.
Unless your boat is berthed at the sail dock, it must be stern-tied.
The Island is meant for everyone’s use, and it is everyone’s responsibility to clean up after ourselves. Island staff is NOT responsible for cleaning up after us!
Don’t be a slave to the screen! Cellphones are for taking photos, not for conversing in public. Please silence your phone if you plan to take photos. Better yet, leave it on your boat or in your accommodation, talk to the people around you, and make a new friend.
How many times have you come to the pool and seen every lounge chair covered in a towel with not a person in sight? Don’t be that person who “saves” a chair and then disappears. It’s not neighborly!
Speaking of the pool, a few courtesies, please: children in diapers must frolic in the kiddie pool only. Pool toys are likewise limited to the kiddie pool. Pour your cocktail into a Tervis Tumbler (available for purchase in the Ketch All!) or other non-glass container before entering the pool enclosure. Please finish your chip and sammie before you come into the pool area—no food allowed.
We’re a yacht club with yachting traditions. Let’s celebrate that! Every day, make (at 0800) and strike (at sunset) your colors (American flag). You’re “on vacation” so adhere to these times as best you can.
More traditions! If you are fortunate to own a large boat (over 27 feet) please display your burgee with pride. If you have a personal signal flag, fly that too! You can find guidelines for placement in our membership directory under the section titled “Insignia and Dress.”
Tinsley loves children, of all ages. Please keep everyone safe by waiting until you’ve exited the lagoon to launch people onto your towables.
Smoking. Don’t do it, please, where people are trying to cook, eat and breathe.
Contact your Port Captain, Greg Wettersten, at 415-515-1145