Saturday PM Dinghy Sailing
Non-coached recreational dinghy sailing
(Maximum 12 boats : 1 safety boat)
Dinghy sailing will recommence for competent sailors Saturday 1st May FOR 4 WEEKS.
Sailors will be required to be able to launch and recover on their own, be able to self rescue and have adequate experience for the wind conditions. The days sailing programme will be decided at the briefing subject to numbers and boat classes ie. laser, double-handers.
REGISTRATION is required at the link below:
A safety boat Rota will be implemented with helms suitably qualified (Powerboat Level 2).
Participants should familiarise themselves with the following information before attending the session. These guidelines have been put in place to allow us to run sessions, meet Covid restrictions and to protect participants and volunteers.
- Pre-registration is a requirement?
- CAN YOU ATTEND? You should not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:
– a new continuous cough
– a high temperature
– a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
- Limit or avoid car sharing. Minimise your risk of exposure to Covid.
- Changing rooms and the clubhouse are closed to the public. Arrive ready to sail.
- Sanitise hands on arrival and prior to touching any shared surface. Sanitiser is available at the Boat Park entrance.
- Toilet facilities will be available in the Marina building or Clubhouse.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING is a requirement, please maintain your distance.
- THE BRIEFING POINT is in front of the Club Compound.
- No rigging in the Boat Park. Rigging to take place on the yellow rigging points marked out on slipway.
- Boats are encouraged to launch and recover in small groups to permit social distancing
- Participants must be able to self-rescue. Safety boat will only assist if essential.
- Recovery should be in small groups again to permit social distancing.
- Derigging to take place on the yellow rigging points marked out on slipway
- After session closes it is recommended that participant should not socialise afterwards
Sailing with mixed crew is permitted under guidelines which require sessions to be organised by a Club and with mitigations in place. In some situations whilst afloat it will not be possible to maintain normal social distancing; below are some mitigations which could be be implemented.
- When sailing, if unable to maintain more than 1m separation then maintain at least 0.5m separation between crew, avoid face to face and consider other non-face to face mitigation
- Avoid face-to-face communication, Avoid shouting. Min 0.5m separation
What are the risks social distancing on a double-hander?
More than 1m = LOW RISK
Non Face-to Face, Less than 1m (Fleeting moment less than secs) = LOW RISK
Non Face-to Face, Less than 1m (Non-fleeting moment more than 3 secs) = MEDIUM RISK
Face-to Face, Less than 1m (Fleeting moment less than secs) = MEDIUM RISK
Face-to Face, Less than 1m (Non-fleeting moment more than 3 secs) = INCREASED RISK
Sailing double-handed while outside in close proximity for fleeting moments is low risk
Sailing double-handed in close proximity for longer moments is medium risk, consider mitigations such as increasing your distance, avoid/minimise face-to-face communication, utilise face masks.
Sailing double-handed in close proximity for longer moments is medium risk, you must mitigate by increasing your distance, avoid/minimise face-to-face communication, utilise face masks.
- On the safety boat utilise same household crews OR Single Manning OR Face covering where > 1m cannot be maintained.
- Safety crew should be prepared to wear / implement face covering on duty
- Safety cover is provided to facilitate mark laying and for emergency rescue. It is recommended that towing is the preferred method of rescue.
- When rescue of a person from the water; Wear face covering. Ensure casualty is facing away from safety boat. If able casualty to self-rescue using strop or ladder. If casualty conscious and able they should wear face covering once aboard safety boat. A person rescued from the water is considered a close contact.
- Race Marks & associated tackle; Marks & tackle to be handled by dedicated individual when loaded into mark laying boat. Once put in the water then considered to have been washed
If anyone has any questions regarding adhering to the guidelines please message Kevin Cushnahan.
The guidelines have been put in place as a requirement and to keep everyone safe. There may be some people that are more cautious in their approach to returning to sailing and we would appreciate your co-operation to make everyone feel safe.