Update on current sailing
Here is a reminder of the current guidance for sailing,
- To minimise the need for face-to-face rescuing, the sailing area remains in the bay only – see supported sailing area 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
- 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.
- OODs, if necessary, please remember to allow extra time for boats to launch in accordance with social distance guidelines, even if that means delaying the start. Let’s go racing, but remember we’re out there to share the joy of sailing. Everyone, please be patient, so we can all have more fun and be safe together.
- On dual race days, the races will run back-to-back, so stay afloat after you have finished the first race. OODs, for Class racing please try to set different courses / number of laps to ensure that those who have finished the 1st race don’t have to wait for ages, wasting the best sailing conditions while others finish. If in doubt, please seek course setting guidance from experienced OODs.
When can we expand our sailing areas to include Newcombe, Denny Shoal, etc?
- Hopefully after Step 3 of the recovery from Lockdown. The SSC will be meeting a few days after 17th May, which should be the date for that next step. Watch this space!
See you out there
RYA – Sailing in mixed households This is from last Summer, but the basic concepts still apply
(Updated on 29/04/2021)