by Walter Kowalchuk House Rule A.2.7 Food consumption is not permitted unless part of the regular food service offered by the Club, except on a member's boat and in designated areas. This House Rule always covers the National Yacht Club Dining Room, upper deck and Chart Room. Generally, the lower deck on the north side of the clubhouse (off of the Chart Room) is a designated area where members can enjoy their own food items. However, when there is a private function in the Dining Room and the Chart Room and lower deck are being used for regular dining services to members and guests, consumption of one’s own food is not permitted on the lower deck. House Rule A.3.4. Members and visitors are not permitted to wear hats or caps in the bar or dining area's except where headwear is worn for religious or medical purposes and that theme or ceremonial headwear may be permitted at a particular theme function or ceremony. Please Note: This rule applies to all members and guests regardless of age or gender.