Sailing Cancelled For Remainder Of 2020
Published 08:54 on 21 Nov 2020
After discussion at its meeting on Wednesday 18 November the General Committee made the decision that no further organised sailing or racing will take place at the club this year.
It was felt that the combination of the uncertainty regarding Covid-19 restrictions going forwards, the understandable difficulty in getting volunteers to cover duties at this time, the need to keep members safe while the Covid-19 risk in the area is heightened, and the desire to give members clarity, meant that the best way forward was to make a decision now and to cancel the remaining races. We would like to thank all those who had volunteered for duties for the December races - please now stand down.
This has been an extraordinary year that none of us could have envisaged back in January, but despite all the difficulties and restrictions, the club was able to provide a superb programme of on water activities from May to October. BSC has truly led the way in achieving a safe return to sailing and our Flag Officers, Committee Members and volunteers are to be applauded for the incredible effort and commitment they showed in making all of this possible.
Huge thanks also go to the members, for working together to ensure that the activities could be run safely. Once again BSC lived up to its reputation of being run by the members for the members and we can be very proud of what we achieved. To put this into perspective, many clubs around the country have not opened their doors or run a single activity all year, so to have achieved as much as we have is impressive.
Whilst writing this we would also like to recognise those members who have not been able to enjoy the club this year. Sadly reopening the clubhouse proved too challenging and so we would like to thank all those members who don't sail but enjoy the social aspect of the club for their patience and understanding this year.
Our thoughts also go out to those who have needed to shield and so could not join us on site - we know quite a number of you have been keeping a close eye on the webcam though so thanks for watching!
The good news is that a social programme is being planned for 2021 and as soon as we can safely do so the clubhouse will reopen, so we look forward to welcoming all members back next season.
Last updated 10:48 on 10 March 2021