We have restarted organised racing at the club as follows:
We will be reviewing how this goes every few weeks – the guidelines keep changing so when the sailing instructions say until further notice, we do expect this to change and evolve, please send me your thoughts and feedback to email@example.com. Initially we will start with two Sunday pursuit races of 45 Minutes from the Topper 4.2 start – with 30 second start intervals. Times will be published on the clubhouse windows, here and on the web site. Please find supplementary sailing instructions for these ‘lockdown series’, please tell me any typos or obvious errors the definitive version should there be any correction will be that on the web site on the day of any race.
We will be doing pursuit races to avoid start line crowding – please keep well clear until in the run up to your start.
Summary of what is different to normal:
We need to fill the duty roster!!
Please volunteer through the membership site (if you have any issues with the site please contact the membership secretary firstname.lastname@example.org). In particular we are missing a duty officer for this Saturday.
Until the pandemic is over we are not forcing members to do duties because some may be vulnerable, sheltering or shielding/caring for others so please volunteer. Volunteering is working well so far but there are gaps. Because the guidelines keep evolving we are opening the roster just 4-6 weeks ahead.
Safety boats will normally be single manned unless there is a team from the same household, but we are not prohibiting double manning if you are comfortable with it (we suggest you wear masks and keep well separated). We encourage Safety boat drivers to recruit family/household members as Race Assistant on the roster and double man the safety boat.
If you are not well or have recently come in contact with anyone who might have the virus please do not come to the club, and if on the duty rota tell me so I can find a substitute.
Finally PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS when you arrive and during the day (new sinks on the top West of Clubhouse and by the boat wash station). STOP at the bottom of the steps and while you sanitise your hands check if anyone is coming down and give them space. The virus has not gone away, we are just learning to operate in a way to minimise risk.
Common classes start time for 45 minute lockdown pursuits (full list is here).
Aero 7 / N12
Phantom / RS100
Gareth Griffiths (Sailing Secretary) email@example.com