Back Sailing 3rd April 2021 – Update Regarding COVID-19 and MSC

[updated 23/03/2021]

Following the developments in Government advice about COVID-19, we are updating members on the response of the club.

The Committee of Management’s focus must be on our responsibilities to members, visitors and staff. In consultation with Sailing Committee and our COVID-19 Task Force we have decided the following:

Organised competitive sailing starts again on Saturday, April 3rd. There will be no catering/galley service until hospitality is possible again from April 12th. The clubhouse remains closed; this includes the changing rooms, but the disabled toilet will remain open.

The standard rules have to be followed, eg outdoor meetings according to the rule of six only, and general social distancing. RYA guidance applies to double-handed sailing as before.

These rules will be reviewed in light of experience and changes to the framework set out by the Government and RYA.

Further updates on club matters will be forthcoming as the situation evolves.

Oliver Mason
Midland Sailing Club