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Going Organised Sailing What to expect!

Published 11:01 on 26 Jun 2020

Sailors

  • NO changing facilities not even in the toilet. Come changed
  • Don't touch other boats not even to help and ensure you Socially Distance when rigging, launching and recovering. Move your boat if necessary. Keep left on the ramp.
  • Make sure you are ready to go before approaching the ramp and a crew or household bubble member deals with the trolley where possible.
  • Go straight to and from the water don't stop for a natter!
  • Crew makeup should align with Government advice
  • Remember Racing Rules of Sailing 14 "Avoid collisions" This is really important!!
  • No sign on and off
  • Racing fleets will be subject to controlled launching. Wait until your fleet is called to launch

    Rib Crew
  • Crew must come from same household / social bubble
  • Remain a boat length away from boats except when recovering a boat/sailor
  • Don't Come alongside dinghies. No passing of tools or other equipment between sailors and RIB crew
  • If it is necessary to directly assist a boat use the centreboard, mast tip and/or forestay for recovery
  • A tow rope should be used where possible to aid recovery and no alongside towing
  • If it is necessary to recover a sailor they should climb into the stern of the RIB via the supplied boarding ladder and remain there until returned to the boat or shore as appropriate. RIB crew to the front of the RIB
  • If returning a sailor to the shore the sailor should remain in the stern and the boat operated to take account of the safety of all occupants (i.e. slowly)
  • If a sailor has to be physically assisted into the RIB the whole group should return ashore to allow the best decontamination possible. Under these circumstances the Race Team may cancel the racing. PPE and sanitiser is provided in the COVID Rib Kit.

  • Race/Organising Team

  • Evaluate the conditions (wind strength, tide, forecast, etc) and sailors and only continue the event if you believe no significant intervention by RIB crews will be required
  • Set race courses to minimise likelihood of incidents longer with fewer laps, limit number of buoys. Spread them out
  • No sign on or off. Note the sailors coming to participate and check they all come back before releasing the Patrol Boats
  • Obey Government indoor guidelines inside the RMC. Use cleaning materials before and after the event

  • RYA Guiding Principles are
    :

  • We will always follow Government advice
  • We will, as a boating community, take a considerate and conservative approach
  • Last updated 14:16 on 30 August 2020

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