At present the winter series is suspended. If it does restart you need to enter this series (no one is entered until they email firstname.lastname@example.org The galley is open for food see hereThere will be morning start (1100) with 2 races back to back. (see Race Officer Instructions & SI for details)
The key issue for the committee is to prevent overcrowding on the shore both at launch time and recovery. You must maintain 2m distance and if it gets too crowded restrictions will need applying. As a result please rig and derig in the boat park, not on the grassed area, where possible. There is no going ashore between races, anyone landing (windsurfers excepted) will be deemed to have retired from the second race. How to enter is below this diagram.start times as previously.
Please note without volunteers for safety and race officer (and Asst) racing will not take place, you can volunteer online on SCM or by emailing the Duty Secretary. Mixed households are not permitted during Tier 3, contact James Logan or Martin Hart for more information on this or see RYA documents (linked from this page.
Anyone wishing to race in the series needs to enter each boat on the day before you race by using the email email@example.com stating Winter Series, helm/crew, name, boat/windsurfer, and sail number, juniors are to be entered by parent/guardian and indicated as a junior. (this will help with track and trace). You only need to enter once for each boat you race (you will not get a reply email), results will not be put together if you sail different boats. Boats with two rigs need to enter with the fastest rig they are using ( you can move down rigs but not up), so enter twice if sailing one boat one week and another on a another week.
This does not stop you social sailing on that day just racing. We ask casual sailors to keep clear of racing as normal.
A few Covid points to note should the winter series restart:
- The lease requires safety cover for racing, as such wind limits will apply (winds above steady 20 mph or 27 mph gusts as on club wind meter – previous hour ). The Safety Officer (and Race Officer) decision on this is final. The rule is in place to reduce the need for safety, so reducing risk to the volunteer crews
- Dinghy’s will require a masthead float (2 l – or 4 pint sealed milk bottle(s) is minimum acceptable) to race to help prevent inversion, this is to allow safety boat crew to be able to help you at a distance, reducing risk to the crew and allowing social distancing when rescuing. No float, no result.
- Keep your distance whilst launching/ recovery, allow yourself plenty of time. before the race, so you can maintain 2m social distance (it is still 2m or 6ft 6in) at all times with anyone outside your household. Whilst using the slipway, if you help someone else please keep 2m apart (ie push from back of boat).
- Changing rooms and Clubhouse etc are not open, toilets are open.