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IBRSC Reopening Plan

  • covid update

    14/03/2021

    Dear Members
     
    As you will be aware, organised outdoor sports are planned to start from Monday 29th March.  Assuming the Government’s timeline for reopening is maintained then I am pleased to say the club will be open again for sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding from this date.  
     
    We plan to start the duty roster, so if you have volunteered for a duty after this date then please do come to the club to fulfil this commitment. If there are any members that are not going to be able to sail and would like to be removed from the rota due to COVID concerns please reach out to me by email.
     
    As before the lockdown we will be enforcing social distancing.  The following are the key things to remember:

    • Maintain social distancing at all times
    • Do not gather in groups of more than 6 people
    • Wash your hands or use the hand sanitisers as you come to the club
    • The clubhouse will remain strictly closed except for the use of the toilets
    • The changing rooms are closed. Come prepared to sail and travel home in your sailing gear
    • Hot and cold drinks will be available outside of the clubhouse on a self-service basis (please remember to pay for drinks/snacks) and if there is a queue please keep 2 meters apart from the person in front of you
    • Club boats may be used when there is a duty team and the green flag is raised
    • It will be possible for doublehanded boats to sail with a competent helm and crew not from the same household to sail, please read the RYA advice before doing so (see the links at the end of this email)
    • Please use the NHS Track and Trace App upon arrival at the club (we have the QR/Barcode for the NHS track and trace app around the club entrance and on the windows of the clubhouse)
    • If you feel unwell do not come to the club

     
    Racing will be permitted and Gareth will send an email nearer the time with the format/notice of race.
    However, the starts will be managed from the shore.
     
    If you are coming to the club at a time when there is not a duty team then you may sail under the club’s off day rules. Importantly, this means in order to sail there must be at least two adults in separate boats sailing together on the water.  Please prepare a rescue powerboat boat but only use it in the case of an emergency and it must be driven by a member with a PB2 qualification or similar experience. Only sail in the conditions for which you are competent and do not sail if the wind is gusting over 25 knots. 
     
    As the club has been closed for a few months now there are a few jobs that need doing.  The first is to return all the rescue boats back onto the water.  We plan to do this immediately after the sailing over the first few Sunday’s of opening, a couple of boats each Sunday.  Please take a small amount of time to help with getting these up to the water.  Jeff Davison will be leading this activity.
     
    More information on the lifting of the lockdown and venues reopening can be found from the UK Government and the RYA
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england
    https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/current-affairs/Pages/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx
    https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/clubs/RYA%20Sailing%20%26%20Racing%20in%20Mixed%20Households.pdf
     
    Finally, I look forward to seeing everyone sailing at the club again.
     
    Regards
     
    Nick Marley
    Commodore, IBRSC


    Previous Coronavirus communications:

    National Lockdown - Stay at Home, January 5th 2021
    Important Update on Tier 4 COVID procedures at IBRSC

    COVID Update - Tier 4 safety precautions, 19 December 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 1st December 2020 (updated 18th December)
    NATIONAL LOCKDOWN - SUSPENSION OF ALL ACTIVITIES AT IBRSC - 5th November 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 17 October 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 12 September 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 26 July 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 8/6/2020 (updated 11/6/2020)

    Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update 5/6/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 11/5/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 17/4/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 3/4/2020
    Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update 19/3/2020

    COVID Guidance    find out more