AGM Notice 6th Dec 2020

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 (secretary@lancingsc.org.uk) 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

Lockdown v2.0 signals the end of the 2020 sailing season

Hi All

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 shortly. 

Sean
Commodore

Volunteers required for RO & Safety boat

Message from the sailing secretary:

Thank you and help please!

The races planned for this Sunday are the last in the current series.

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 sailingsec@lancingsc.org.uk and I will put you on Dutyman.

Thanks also for your patience with the new results programme.

Thanks

Simon