County Cooler Easter Sunday and Monday. Members only are invited to race at the rearranged mini series over Easter. Sunday will be the Black & White series, with the two races counting towards a five race series including Easter Monday with 11am start (Approx) with 2 back to back races, a break and an afternoon race.
Pauline will be around for takeaway breakfast baps and sandwich type lunch on both days. No eating on the balcony I am afraid due to government rules (should be ok after 12th April we think).
During this time the race officer will leave some space for casual sailors, probably near the clubhouse, and of course as there is racing there will be limited safety cover, and the water will be clear for a break around 1pm.
Nicola Willars is leading the team, and needs some volunteers to organise racing, obviously if there are enough volunteers she would like to race herself. Book the duties on SCM.
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.
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.
Racing information Anyone wishing to race in the series needs to enter each boat on the day before you race by using the email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Executive Committee are keen to communicate with members, and get feedback. We are also intending to do a questionnaire. Notts County is members club and as feedback has been difficult with social distancing, we wish to hear from you and explain our plans for 2021. You may pose questions by email ahead of the meeting if you wish to remain anonymous, please state you wish to remain anonymous, please send to: email@example.com or press the circle to the left.
The event will start with a 15 minute club presentation covering key issues, the club’s development plan and looking forward to a post Covid-19 world.
Followed by: Q&A Session – to questions provided in advance and to those posed on the day
The zoom link will be sent by email to all members.