The 60th Annual General Meeting of the club will be held via ‘on line technology’ “Teams”, at 3pm on Sunday 6th December 2020. Due to a National ‘Lockdown’ because of the pandemic Coronavirus this year, we are unable to meet in the Club House.
If you wish to attend the meeting please email or message Penny Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an email invitation which will contain a link to the online meeting with full details on how to connect. The email will also contain all the necessary reports and last year’s minutes.
The full notice and agenda has been emailed out to the membership
Since the latest lockdown was announced we’ve been trying to
establish exactly what is and is not allowed.
I attended an RYA webinar on Wednesday evening and the
Sailing Committee met last night to further discuss. I am sorry to say that we
will not be able to race again this season. In summary :-
- There is no way we can organise racing during lockdown
- The rule of 6 does not apply and is replaced by only being able to meet one other person from outside your household outdoors.
- Sports Clubs have to close. This includes everything, including the toilets and the grounds.
- Recreational boating for single people, or single households, or bubbles, can take place, but only from a “public outdoor space”. While the beach is such a space, the RYA’s legal team advises that the dinghy compound is not.
- You can therefore access the dinghy compound only for essential maintenance. If it can wait until after lockdown, you cannot do it. This also means that, for those of you who keep anything else in the annex, you are not allowed to access it until at least after lockdown.
I am sorry that none of the above is what you would have
wanted to hear.
Sailing Committee discussed whether we want to consider sailing in December. For some, I am sure it would be great to be able to race again in 2020, but we could go to the trouble of organising it and find government still doesn’t allow it anyway, the weather intervenes or that too few people want to sail and given that it seems highly unlikely that we will be able to use the club/changing rooms/showers. So I’m afraid we decided not to do this.
So I’m sorry to say that that is it for what has been a
disrupted 2020 season.
I hope to see many of you at the AGM, which I hope you have
seen has been moved to 6th December. More to follow on that
Message from the sailing secretary:
Thank you and help please!
The races planned for this Sunday are the last in the
Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far. You
have made the racing possible. We still need volunteers for this Sunday both
for Race Officer and Safety Boat. Please contact me if you can help.
The sailing calendar is up now for the rest of the year.
We will be racing in the same format that we have been
doing so far and again around low tides.
Once again we are asking for members to volunteer for
Race officer duties and for Safety boat. If you have raced so far this year or
expect to race, please let me know when you can help out. Due to current
restrictions we can only allow members who are in a same household unit or in a
bubble to do safety boat. Single members can do Race Officer and we have determined
it is possible to socially distance with some creativity in the race box, so we
will be seeking assistant reach officers to do time keeping. It is also
possible to run the race singlehanded.
As before please contact Simon on email@example.com and I
will put you on Dutyman.
Thanks also for your patience with the new results