Following this week’s announcement from the RYA (taken in consultation with the Department For Culture, Media and Sport) I am pleased to announce that the committee has approved limited sailing in double-hander boats for people who are not from the same family.
The limitations are:
- You must record the date and who has sailed together in a track and trace register. This will be located by the entrance to the lower club house. Until we have an electronic system in place you consent that your details will be visible to any other person using this register and the club will keep these records for 21 days. Please wash your hands immediately after using this.
- At this stage private members boats may be used (not club boats)
- Training in double-handers is NOT permitted unless the helm and crew are form the same family living together
- You must perform your own assessment of the risk. Beneath is an RYA flowchart to help you with this, or you can read the full article at https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/clubs/RYA%20Sailing%20%26%20Racing%20in%20Mixed%20Households.pdf
- You must keep 0.5m apart from one another at all times
- Do not sit face to face
- Do not shout in the direction of each other nor in close proximity to any other sailor