Covid-19 Update – 15t April 2021
Along with the rest of England we continue to move along the UK’s roadmap out of the restrictions placed on us all due the Covid-19 pandemic. The club’s On-Site Policy and guidance documents have been updated accordingly and sailing and windsurfing at the club recommenced on 29th March. The UK roadmap is based around a gradual return to normal, and we will stay in line with that approach as we move through the identified steps – slowly opening up all our facilities to members only initially, and then to visitors. Your continued support and compliance with the gradually relaxing rules is appreciated. The new barrier code has been sent to members and codes to clubhouse and barrier changed. Sailing season is as normal, any day till end of September.
The Black & White Series has commenced (see pages on website) and Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday sailing is starting from 17th April, please enter online. Toilets are allowed to be open, but changing rooms are not open yet, they are not likley to until social distancing rules change. The emergency safety boat will be available. Please do not go out unless you are sure you can handle the conditions, remember you may not have sailed for some time and the water is still cold.
On shore, you must stay 2m apart from other households and there should be no more than 6 in any group on shore, as in Government regulations which are unchanged. Visitors are not permitted until Step 3 of Governemnt roadmap.
Pauline is starting takeaway food service with Bacon/Sausage cobs on Sunday 4th April, after racing sandwiches, chips etc will also be available, please do support Pauline. please note we are instigating a shorter route entering from the steps through conservatory, collect food and then out to the grass by conservatory and balcony (see below). The balcony can now used for eating as the Government Guidelines. Weekday and Saturday food may be served at Step 3, keep an eye on website / social media.
Until Stage 4 (roadmap- 21 June) advance entry Race entry Details 2021 for these will be required to permit the arranging of duties and reduce need for contact. As usual, the Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race for the series will be available through the website at Race entry Details 2021
The Duty Manager system on Sailing Club Manager will be used for duty volunteering. We do expect those taking part in racing to do some form of duty to allow races top proceed.
Please note government travel restrictions.
Additionally, the virtual racing scene is happening (sic) – please see here on the website for details.
Information sources below
The RYA guidance, FAQ link .
RYA Roadmap (updated 25th March 2021)- note detail behind this will no doubt be published soon and will be reviewed by the club Covid committee, this has been revised twice last week.
RYA mixed Households info (updated 16th March 2021)