Reopening from 2 December 2020
We are delighted to confirm that, in line with Government and RYA guidance, the club will open again for sailing when the lock-down ends on 2 December 2020. However, unless there is a change of Government plans this week, the Club will be in a Covid-19 Tier 3 area. Hopefully, this will not last beyond the review on 16 December 2020. The Government does not recognise recreation as a valid reason to enter a Tier 3 area from another area. This will be a problem for members who do not live in Kent, particularly those scheduled to do Club duties between now and 16 December. They will have to stand down. The Duties Secretary will be seeking volunteers from Kent to plug the gaps.
Winter Series Racing Update
We hope to resume racing for what was the Winter Series on Sunday 6 December but as some members may not be able to participate, it will no longer be regarded as an official clubs series. Depending on turnout, some class starts may be combined.
The Club will revert to Stage 3 of the Covid Risk Assessment as shown on the Website at Coronavirus Precautions. The rule of six applies to all socialising outdoors. The RYA is also recommending the wearing of face masks if people are working in close proximity for any length of time, e.g. the race and rescue teams.