Organised events cancelled
The 2020 season begins under the shadow of the Corona Virus. And so you will not be surprised to read that all our organised events are cancelled until further notice. This includes all racing, training refresher sessions and training courses plus OnBoard as well as our planned social events. Our committee will issue updates as this rapidly changing situation evolves.
The Club is now locked
The Committee has decided to shut the club until further notice for the following reasons.
- We have been advised by the RYA that we are one of the classes of organisations that have been told to shut down.
- We are concerned that there is a risk of cross contamination left on surfaces to those visiting the club.
- The Prime Minister’s Monday announcement set out a basic requirement to stay at home. One of permissible reasons to go out is to take short periods of exercise. Sailing does not seem to be an activity that minimises time spent outside the home.
It is a shame that we feel obliged to shut the club for our members’ protection just when the sailing season is about to start and we look forward to getting back to normal as soon as possible.
We are a family friendly club and welcome all new members, whether you’ve never set foot on a boat or are an experienced sailor.
We offer a full calendar of events throughout the sailing season including a mixture of dinghy and yacht racing, flotillas and leisure sailing, all supported by our safety boat team.
We are an RYA Training Centre and offer a number of sailing training courses for cadets and adults. We also carry safety boat courses to members
It’s easy to store and launch your boat – we have a large dinghy park and slipway and 21 moorings. Don’t have a boat? Don’t worry – we have over 30 club boats for members to use, including Toppers, Topper Argos, RS Qubas, RS Fevas, a Laser and Wayfarers.
To get a feel for the club and the wide range of activities we offer, please explore our website and take a look at our Newsletters.
For more information or enquiries about joining the club, contact membership secretary, Frances Alexander on 01394 385221