The last info on our website states it is recommended that we stay in Stage 3 until the next committee meeting 15th July, meaning a maximum of 4 people on board. Meanwhile the SOP mentions stage 3 will remain until the end of June. With no requirement for social distancing we feel that we can proceed to stage 4.
We recognise that we need to be sensitive to those who may still be uneasy to sail without social distancing.
Instead of waiting until the next committee meeting we decided to amend the SOP and remove social distancing with immediate effect and re-introduce on specific sails if a particular member(s) has concerns or a vulnerable person wants to sail. See amended SOP attached.
A number of sails have now been put on the programme with more than 4 people but if you prefer a sail with a maximum of 4, please let the crewmaster or skipper of the particular day know.
The Risk assessment post Covid 19 can be downloaded here.
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of June are:
1st nr.35 Mah Shiu Chan £30
2nd nr.52 Marion Charnley £12.50
3rd nr.24 Monica CLark £7.50
The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need more members joining the 100 Club so more funds will be raised. The more members we have the bigger the prizes, so please consider joining.
The cost is only £2 per month, that is £24 usually paid annually. Members stand a very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded from this website.
Following last nights’ committee meeting, we are now closer to starting sailing again.
A sub-committee of Anthony, Richard and Carole have been meeting to plan the safest way to get our sailing programme up and running again. We have developed a comprehensive and thorough risk assessment and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which can be read using the links below. Every member needs to be familiar with the SOP so they know what is expected of them when taking part in a sail in order maintain the strict and enhanced hygiene rules, caring for themselves and their fellow sailors.
Link to risk assessment post Covid19
For the next 3-4 weeks we will be at Stage 3 of the risk assessment, Richard (training officer) is planning re-familiarisation short sails (up to 4hrs) with a maximum of 4 persons on board, 3 crew and 1 enabled sailor. This will refresh our skills and allow for members who wish to continue to socially distance up to 1 metre to do so.
This stage will be reviewed at the next committee meeting on 15th July, 2020, when we should be able to progress to Stage 4 of the risk assessment if the local Covid-19 situation remains stable. Stage 4 allows for up to 6 persons on board.
Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page to follow our progress- we are all looking forward to sailing with you on our beautiful boat again!
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of Ray Corkhill, one of our members. Ray passed away piecefully at Noble’s Hospital following a long battle with Illness. Ray was well-known by many as the former pub landlord of the Railway Inn in Union Mills. A good friend to many, always willing to help and good company.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
The Charity Committee will meet on Wednesday 17th June, to discuss plans to restart our sailing programme as soon as possible.
As most of you will be aware, our Government will eliminate social distancing on the Isle of Man with effect from Monday 15th June. This follows from 22 days with no Covid-19 cases on the Island.
Our plans to restart sailing are likely to initially include a period of “refresh” for the crews who have not sailed for a while and we will also maintain some sensible hygiene related measures to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. The re-start date still need to be decided.
Watch this space.....we will share the plans after the meeting on Wednesday.