What are participation points?

To motivate members to help maintain the boats at Aqua, there is a participation point-system in place. This means each member has to earn 3 maintenance points per year. This year starts and ends on the day the Aegir is brought onto land for maintenance, or on 1 November, depending on which comes first. If you joined the association in September at the start of the academic year, you do not have to earn three points before the start of the winter season.

If you do not get your points by the end of the year, you will have to pay compensation to the association for each missing point. See the HR, Article 4, Section 5 for how that works.

There are different ways of receiving maintenance points:

  1. By participating in a maintenance activity organized by the O&ECie. These are mostly in the winter and each day earns you 1 maintenance point.

    If you are unable to participate in any of the maintenance due to physical conditions and the board have indeed granted you exemption (see below), you can receive maintenance points for cooking during the maintenance evenings. Otherwise, cooking and cleaning during the maintenance evenings will not give you any maintenance points, unless otherwise stated by the O&ECie.
  2. By helping Vada give sailing lessons. In our contract with Vada, we hold the responsibility to teach a certain number of sailing lessons to their members. These are more toward the summer and each time you help also earns you 1 maintenance point. The lessons are on Sundays and you can subscribe to help with these lessons through this link.
  3. The board can also decide that certain additional activities can earn you participation points.

Exemption

Some members might not be able to fulfil their yearly term of 3 participation points, for various reasons. If you feel you cannot earn your points, you can apply for exemption with the board. If the board approves, you do not need to earn your points for that year. You have to re-apply for exemption every academic year.

Point register

All participation points earn for maintenance are saved in a spreadsheet, that you can see here. Participation points earned for other activities are added later, when the points are tallied at the end of the year.