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RETURN TO RACING

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Published 21:50 on 13 Jul 2020

LOSSC is planning to restart racing from Tuesday, 14 July.

All racing activity will be organised in accordance with the government guidelines and RYA advice that is current at the time of each race. At the present time these are:

There is no restriction on the number of boats on the water

Individuals/households should be separated by a distance of 2 metres, or 1 metre plus mitigating measures where 2 metres is not possible. This applies in boats and on land

We will continue to monitor Government and RYA advice closely and review and update our guidelines accordingly.

Our priority is, as always, the safety of our members and the reputation of the club.

To help achieve a safe and enjoyable return to racing for our members, while ensuring the continued enjoyment of informal sailing activities and use of the Signal Station bar by non-racing members, we have prepared the following guidelines.

Registration

All members are required to register the time of their arrival and departure at the Club, this includes the compounds. During organised events this can be done by the signing on sheet. If you are attending site outside organised events please register via Sailing Club Manager. If you use the bar there is a signing on sheet inside.

Racing Programme

The racing has been split into two fleets in order to make it possible to remain within the government guidelines. The RS400s and 49s will race on Tuesdays (7 9 pm) and Saturdays (12 2pm) Everyone else will race on Thursdays (7 9pm) and on Saturdays (3 5 pm).

Course Details and Signing on Sheets

Details of each course will be marked on a board outside the Signal Station.

The Race signing on sheet will be with the course details outside the Signal Station.

Boat Preparation and movement on and off the slipway

When moving your boat please be considerate of other members of the club and ensure the appropriate social distance is maintained

When crossing the promenade please give priority to members of the general public.

Boats on the slipway must be positioned well away from the main promenade and with their hulls at least 2 m apart.

There should be no more than six people involved in launching or recovery at any one time. If you are coming ashore please stand off if the slipway is busy.

A beach master will be on hand to help the coordination of launching and recovery.

Race Officer and Assistant Race Officers

The Race Officer and Assistant Race Officer for each race will be filled on a voluntary basis.

Please contact losscsailing@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

The appropriate social distance and mitigating measures should be maintained throughout the race.

All equipment used during the race including radios, pens, clip boards etc, also the handrails of the steps to the race platform, should be sanitised after use by the RO/ARO.

RIB Driver and Crew

The role of RIB driver and crew will be filled on a voluntary basis.

Please contact losscsailing@gmail.com if you wish to volunteer.

The RIB driver and crew for each race should be from the same household or bubble and sign to say they understand and agree with the RIB risk statement.

Radios, wheel and throttle should be sanitised before and after use by the Driver/Crew.

By volunteering for these roles you understand social distancing may not be possible if required to assist someone.

Changing Rooms and Toilets

The changing rooms are closed except for access to the toilets.

Access to the toilets for sailing members is through the grey door.

The grey door should not be used to access the bar.


The successful reintroduction of our racing programme will only be possible with the co-operation of our members.

It is essential that we protect the safety of our members, and that the public have no reason to doubt that club members are complying with current government policy.

If we are unable as a club to ensure that we can adhere to the government guidelines, we may have to rethink our racing activities.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Last updated 22:09 on 13 July 2020

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