Launching from DSBC:
Please make sure you have your Skipper’s Ticket and your current COF for your boat with you when you launch. DSBC Safety Officers may request this before allowing you to launch.
If you are not a member of Durban Ski Boat Club please note launch fees are R350 for KZN and DTD numbers. If affiliated to another club and the number on your boat reflects this then launch fees are R150 (If your number does not reflect this you will need to produce proof that you are a paid up member of your club). If you require a tractor tow this is an additional R150. This needs to be paid to the person on tower duty on public holidays and weekends before the Admin office is open, or into the admin office if it is open. During the week launch fees to be paid into the Admin Office. Please note if you launch during the week before the Admin Office is open you can pay on your return.
Both boats and Jet Ski’s are required to sign the launch register before heading out to sea. The register can be found on the table at the entrance to DSBC. The register must be completed in full with all details required entered.
Before launching on weekends and public holidays, a radio check must be done with the control tower duty officer which is directly above the DSBC entrance. All craft are required to get permission to launch and beach from the control tower. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken. You need to use Channel 19 on a 29 Meg Radio or Channel 08 on VHF. You should have a 29 Meg radio as per DSBC regulations, however a VHF radio is acceptable (Remember that someone on the boat needs to have a 29 Meg radio licence).