We are due to start racing on 4th April, for the first month racing will be organised as last year, then it is intended to move to the normal race series. This does depend on the Government Roadmap continuing as outlined in January.
Details on the series and entry forms for all series are available here
- Series being entered
- Name & crew name if double handed – parent to enter junior and state junior
- Boat class / type (for handicap / class)
- Sail Number
Social distancing is still essential, wether you have been vaccinated or not. 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.
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 permitted in line with RYA Guidelines for mixed households.
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 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, 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.