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.
1st prize - Nr.11 Betty Cook £30
2nd prize - Nr.38 Rodger Clague £12.50
3rd prize - Nr.69 Norman Ogilvy £7.50
The 100 club is set up to help with funding needed to keep our Sailing for the Disabled boat afloat. A prize draw is held towards the end of each month. At the moment we have 60 100 Club members. If there were 100 members then the prizes awarded each month would be: First prize £50, Second prize £30, Third prize £20 and £ 1,200 added to funds.
Please consider joining the 100 club and encourage your family, friends and sponsors to become members. Application forms can be downloaded from the website, or obtained from committee members. Some forms are also available on the boat.
Would you like to support your charity and become part of the 100 Club then simply download the application form here.
We all have been waiting for the news that we can go sailing again. The good news is that leisure crafts are allowed to go out sailing again. The bad (or rather sad) news is that only people from the same household can sail together. In reality this means we all have to have a bit more patience before we can take you out on Pride of Mann III.
The latest update from our government can be found here