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COVID-19 Update 19th August 2020

Change to Restricted Sailing

We are continuing to provide sailing in specific arranged sessions (Please see Webcollect for the schedule). Note that the days are changing from the end of August: As there is not enough daylight on Wednesday evenings now we are opening up on Saturday mornings. This means some changes as in Bold below.
The committee/Covid group will continue to re-evaluate as the situation evolves and try and provide as much sailing as possible. Unfortunately the biggest restrictions on us are still the use of the Safety boat and the actual Club House.

Rules for Sailing:

  • From the end of August sailing will be restricted to Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 9am to 12am, with pursuit racing running between about 10-11 (when visitors to the Tarn are fewer).
  • Only 10 boats to be sailing at once using the booking system on Webcollect (This is important to be able to monitor usage and demand).
  • Club boats can be used but the use will be managed on the day to avoid the same boats being used on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Personal boats can be loaned as long as there are 72 Hours between different people handling them.
  • Under 18s can sail under the supervision of a responsible adult (who must be in their ‘social bubble’). The adult must be prepared to take total responsibility for the youth and be capable of rescuing them if needed (either by being in the same boat or by buddy sailing). The Adult must confirm this acceptance of responsibility as part of the booking procedure.
  • Two (or more) signs will be provided to warn Tarn visitors and ask them to give launching/recovering boats some space (It goes without saying to please treat all other Tarn users with respect and be polite, and keep 2m apart).
  • One sign to be put outside the gate leading to the Tarn, the other(s) on the ramp/jetty (Don’t forget to disinfect hands after recovering the signs).
  • Only 2 boats on the jetty at once (well spaced out) – please rig and launch and derig and recover your boat as quickly as possible.
  • Trollies must not be left in the jetty area and must be returned to the boat park while sailing.
  • When landing you may need to approach the Jetty and let people know you will be landing, then go around again to give them time to move.
  • Please also be mindful of others and restrict yourself to an hour if there are others waiting to sail.
  • Single-handers only (unless all crew are in the same household).
  • No safety boat – you must be totally confident of self rescue (No sailing in heavy winds/strong gusts).
  • Capable sailors only and there must be at least two boats sailing, operating as ‘Buddy Sailors’, due to no Safety boat.
  • While you will need to arrive ready to sail and leave without changing, a single toilet will be available with one person in the club building at once. Hands will need to be washed/sanitised both before and after entry to the building. Note that changing rooms are not to be used including for storing kit while sailing.
  • Access will be made available to the containers under guidance of the session supervisor – Only one person should unlock and the same person should also lock the containers.
  • Club boat equipment can be used but each piece of equipment should be handled by only one person (or by people in the same household) – Where feasible club boat equipment should be left with the boats.
  • If at all possible we still ask that you take your equipment out of the container and then keep it so access needs are minimised.
  • Only fully paid up members can sail (As before, please contact the committee if you are having difficulties as arrangements are possible)

The following conditions still apply to the dinghy park :

  • The dinghy park would be open for members to carry out boat repairs and boat space tidying.
  • All members must bring their own tools and equipment.
  • Social distancing rules apply and if it is too busy to maintain the 2 meter rule then you should leave.
  • If the car park is too busy to park without leaving appropriate space then please leave it until a less busy time.
  • There will be no access to the containers other than as outlined above.
  • The clubhouse will remain closed and should only be accessed in the case of an emergency (eg First aid). The kitchen and toilets should not be used other than as outlined above.
  • Anyone coming in and out of the grounds must wipe down any surfaces they touch with their own disinfectant both before and after use – This specifically includes the gates and locks.
  • Anyone who uses the club should have paid their membership fees to ensure they are club members so are fully insured. (Options are available for those affected by the situation – Please contact the committee to discuss further here)

We would like to remind anyone in a vulnerable category that they are advised to avoid contact with anyone outside of their immediate household and should not visit at all.

Please stay safe and healthy!

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