Season starting guidelines
The great news is that we can go sailing again. At the moment, we simply have a very similar situation to when we re-started last September. Here are the key bullets:
- To minimise the need for face-to-face rescuing, the sailing area will be restricted – see link below
- Again, to avoid rescuing, there may be more cancellations of sailing sessions than would normally be expected if wind conditions / sea state look testing
- Before you return to sailing, please familiarise yourself with the guidance documents.
- We need protected assistance to launch the rescue boat. Please ensure you bring a face covering and gloves, and ideally your own hand sanitiser.
- Rule of 6 applies and always maintain 2m distance when ashore.
- No signing on or off. The OOD will capture your details and ensure that everyone is accounted for before rescue comes ashore
- See below for link to Rescue cover guidelines
- The new procedure for launching and recovery of the rescue boat is on the website and will be briefed by the OOD.
- Clubhouse can be used for toilets only. At the moment, the showers will be on, but for emergency purposes, only. Come changed and ready to sail or change on the slipway. Note that it’s looking chilly for start of weekend because of wind direction. (We hope to be able to use the changing facilities later in the month)
- 1st weekend is average laps racing, so all of it would be short courses in the bay, anyway. On dual race days, the races will run back-to-back, so stay afloat after you have finished the first race.
- Expect there to be plenty of swimmers on and around our slipway. We will be trying to communicate with them positively about working harmoniously with us. It is our slipway, but please be friendly and keep your eyes open for people who don’t understand our limitations when you are returning to shore.
All the best
RYA – Sailing in mixed households This is from last Summer, but the basic concepts still apply
(Updated on 01/04/2021)