Restarting Sailing – but not as we know it !

Hope everyone is well.
Government guidelines and advice are now allowing sailing (I think), with a number of constraints, for people in England.  Different rules apply for those in Wales.
We’ve put together a few guidelines (not necessarily comprehensive) for members who are wanting to take to the water. Please be aware, this is entirely at your own risk and cover from the safety boat is unlikely or possibly run by a single volunteer or volunteers belonging to a single household. Please remember to stay within the limits of your sailing ability
Suggest members arrive in sailing gear or change in the carpark as we are keeping the Clubhouse closed.
Might all seem like a lot or rules but most of it is just common sense and being aware of others. Most important message is “ Be kind and considerate”
Paul Bullock
Colemere Sailing Club
On behalf of the Committee.
Restarting Sailing 
We are all personally accountable for following government guidelines.
Social distancing must be enforced at all times – don’t do anything that breaks this guidance.
Be conservative – stay within the limits of your sailing ability.
General Rules – Most of this is common sense and applicable to most activities now, sailing or not
  • Anyone who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 must not attend the club; 
  • Anyone who has contact with a family or household member who is unwell with the symptoms of Covid-19 must not attend the club for a minimum of 14 days;
  • Everyone to: wash their hands using sanitizing gel after touching common surfaces (padlock, gates etc.) – and always after coughing, sneezing and before and after arriving and leaving the club;
  • Everyone  to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoid touching their face, nose and eyes;
  • Everyone to keep their distance and avoid being face to face with people outside their household;
  • No sharing of water bottles or food;
  • Allow people to challenge us if anyone feels uncomfortable; but
  • Always be kind and considerate.
Everyone must bring their own hand sanitisers.
Sailing is permitted anytime during the week but no club activities or racing will be held until further notice. Please note there will be no organised safety boat cover and any sailing will be at your own risk. 
  • The club carpark can be used but everyone should ensure strict social distancing;
  • Cars should only be allowed in the car park and nowhere else on site;
  • Keep the entrance barrier at the top of the lane closed;
Club House
  • The club house is closed as social distancing or cleanliness cannot be controlled. If absolutely necessary to use the toilet, make sure to clean door handles, surfaces, stair rails, taps, toilet etc. with your own sanitising wipes/disinfectant.
Launching & Landing Boats
  • Sailors must launch & land their boats on their own (or with help from another member of their own household) and must not receive any help from others;
  • Trolleys must be taken out of the water, when launching a boat, and be placed where they do not get in the way of others;
  • Sailors must wait to launch or land their boats until they can ensure a safe distance between them and another boat of 2m (taking into account that some less experienced sailors might lose control of their boat due to wind conditions).
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