Published 19:18 on 12 Sep 2020
I have some good news.Spinnaker Club has carefully considered the current advice about Covid-19 and we feel confident that we can continue to run racing, training, casual sailing and other water sports at the Club.
Following my recent email, James Oborne (chief instructor), Tom Clay (Rear Commodore Sailing ), Les Radford (Sailing Secretary), John Clarke (Training Centre Principal) and I have looked at the all the advice from the Government, Sport England, the RYA and the national Youth Agency. We are confident that all on water activities can continue as before. This is obviously great news.
The big issue is about applying the "rule of six" on shore. This is completely down to our membership, we can't do this for you. It is essential that you follow the Government regulations, as if we are seen to be flouting the rules we might be shut down or fined. We have a national long distance foot path running along the perimeter of the club and several houses overlook the Club and if we are not following the rules it may well be noted and reported.
I have become aware recently that some people have become quite relaxed about social distancing. The rising R rate and the increasing notifications show that Covid-19 hasn't gone away and this is why the new regulations have come in.
It is vital that EVERYONE ashore sticks strictly to the new regulations and follows the new rules.
I will try to keep you updated.
We have a good weather forecast for next week, the weed situation is much improved so enjoy the lake and stay safe.
Last updated 19:18 on 12 September 2020