Coronavirus COVID-19



28th March 2020

A message from the Commodor:

Dear Member,

The Government Restrictions on non-essential travel have meant that the cleaning and maintenance of the sailing club facilities has had to be suspended. In this situation, with no access to hand washing, first aid etc, we have no alternative but to close the sailing club facility.

I would like to thank those members who have already renewed their membership and hope that you see this as an investment in your club though a difficult time for all of us. There are several members who have yet to re-join. Whilst I can understand you may be reluctant to pay for a facility you cant use, there are overheads that still have to be paid and I would hope the majority of you will pay this years membership fees as soon as possible so that the future of the club can be maintained. If there are any members whose circumstances make this difficult, please contact the membership secretary.

We are currently investigating a ‘virtual racing’ so you still may have the option of competing against your fellow sailors. We will also keep in touch with our Newsletters.

Let’s hope this storm goes through quickly and we can all resume our normal daily and leisure activities soon.

Kind Regards

Tim Bowden
Commodore Shotwick Lake Sailing



18th March 2020

A message from the Commodor:

Dear Member,

We have been reviewing the Government advice related to the Covid-19 virus and particularly to the requirement to avoid unnecessary social interaction, we have decided to suspend until further notice, the current racing programme, RYA Training, evening social events, dutyman system, work parties and other club organised activity.

The club will be open for members who wish to use the facilities for individual sailing (following the buddy requirement as detailed in the byelaws). However, members are reminded of the government advice regarding social distancing (avoiding being closer than two metres from another person), the need to wash your hands on arrival and departure from the club, to not visit the club if feeling unwell and catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue. For more details see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

I have been contacted by some members who wish to continue sailing on a Sunday morning, this is not an organised club activity and safety cover and any other support would need to be organised by the group of members who decide to attend.

I am sorry we have had to take these steps and I hope that we can return to normal sailing activity soon.

I will keep you up to date if the situation changes.

Kind Regards

Tim Bowden
Commodore Shotwick Lake Sailing

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