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Practice Sailing

Published 14:00 on 7 Jun 2021

Practice Sailing has begun again with the first sessions on Tuesday 8 June and Saturday 12 June. Although aimed primarily at Cadets and Novices, these sessions provide an opportunity for anyone that fancies it to go for a gentle sail with Patrol Boat cover. It is possible that there may be experienced sailors or instructors around to informally offer guidance. This will depend upon who turns up or if a prior arrangement has been made.

Each session will be subject to a minimum of three dinghies, a wind strength of F4 or below and sufficient volunteers to run it. The sessions are from 18:30 to 20.00 on Tuesday evenings until the end of August and from 10.30 to 12.00 on Saturday mornings until the end of September. Precise dates and times are published in the Programme.

For more detail read the Practice Sailing section of the SOP or go to the website Practice Sailing page. The Club Boats page may also be relevant. To book a Club Boat, go to WebCollect.

This is a "self-help" activity; those who make use of it will, naturally, want to help run it occasionally. Volunteers are required to act as coordinators, patrol boat crew and tractor drivers for each session. To volunteer, go to the Duty Roster, scroll to the appropriate day and click on the appropriate Volunteer button.

Practice Sailing is being conducted in accordance with the Club's COVID-19 policies. Groups outside are limited to 30. Registration is crucial; the NHS App/QR code is the easiest way to register but the log book will be available for those unable to use the App. If you have COVID symptoms you should not come to the Club. Face coverings outside are a personal choice, but remain an important mitigation option for certain close quarters situations. The changing rooms have to remain closed for a few more weeks yet. The bottom line is that the overall risk for an outdoor event such as this is low provided we follow the guidelines published in our Phase 12 plan; details are available from the Coronavirus webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Alan Bull, our Practice Sailing coordinator.

Last updated 23:16 on 6 January 2022

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