Given the government announcements regarding restrictions on non-essential movement to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic the Management Committee has decided to restrict access to the clubhouse to those engaged in the management of the club and essential maintenance. With these restrictions in place we will be able to control the environment for those who will be in the building, including our Chef, who will be preparing home deliveries of Sunday lunches from the galley, to provide an important home delivery service to those in need and self-isolating.
Dear SSC members,
As Swanage Sailing Club members we enjoy our sailing, but also are a community where friendship goes well beyond the excitement of the wind and water.
In these difficult corona virus days some of our members may find themselves in situations where they need a little help to cope and at these moments will often feel happier to turn to friends rather than to anonymous strangers. At the same time there are, I am sure, SSC members who would be happy to help if they knew that such needs existed.
With the agreement of our Commodore and the Management Committee I propose the formation of a group of volunteers from the Club and link them to needs of other members notified to me.
To begin this process I am asking for members who would like to take part as volunteers to contact me by email at SSClockdown@gmail.com.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old as they will have to take full responsibility for their own health and safety while responding to a call for help.
The volunteer group will be managed through a WhatsApp Group so they will need to have access to this service on their phones. On receipt of a request for help I will send a WhatsApp message to the group and the first person to send an affirmative reply will take responsibility for the task.
As when we sail, individuals must take responsibility for their own safety, maintaining social distance and not entering into any situation which they feel to be dangerous or with which they feel uncomfortable. If the situation warrants it, they should contact the emergency services directly.
Once 10 people are on the list as volunteers (to ensure a good coverage) I will have a second message circulated informing members of the various ways they can contact me with requests for assistance.
We advise members aged over 70, or with health issues, to NOT come to the Beach Clean and Boat Move, which will be at 1100 tomorrow Sunday 22nd March.
There will be a briefing from the clubhouse balcony at 1100; please observe social distancing measures, staying more than a metre apart wherever possible. We plan to bring some tea and coffee out from the Galley on trays later, in an orderly and hygienic fashion.
We are very sorry for the withdrawal of this facilities but will restore them as soon as it considered safe.
Greg Vaughn Rear Commodore 18/3/2020
STOP PRESS – ALL SWANAGE SAILING CLUB MEMBERS AND NEW JOINING MEMBERS
Due to the extraordinary circumstances we all find ourselves in caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, our club’s Management Committee met on 16th March and have subsequently decided the following;
New Member’s Induction Event Saturday 21st March – Postponed until further notice as this involves a large gathering within the club premises. Alternative dates and induction methods are under consideration.
Annual Beach Clear & Boat Move – Sunday 22nd March 11am – Volunteers please! Social distancing to be maintained where possible. Do not come if you are vulnerable or concerned about health risks
Sunday Lunches – 22nd March ** NOW CANCELLED **
First and Early Scheduled Sunday and Thursday Races – under review – check website. The programme in the 2020 Yearbook is now subject to change.
Adult Training – First and Early Tuesday Evenings – structure of programme under review. Yearbook programme is subject to change.
Junior Training – First and Early Saturday Mornings – structure of programme under review. Yearbook programme is subject to change.
Informal Racing, Social Sailing and Cruising – encouraged to continue
Social Events – Early Part of Programme – under review but outdoor events more likely to go ahead. Check for club notices.
The club’s management and sailing committees hugely regret having to scale down our planned events during this unprecedented and uncertain period. We aim to keep all our members well informed by the best advice available. All other sailing clubs are facing the same situation. For our club though, it is more than ironic that we are in a growth phase for both sailing activities and numbers of new members. In times like these there can be few activities healthier than going sailing in Swanage Bay in lovely fresh air.
Howard Potter, SSC Commodore 17th March 2020
We are limiting this to 50 members.
Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
How to Reserve
You can only reserve tickets for this event by emailing: Hazel Cemm. Please mail email@example.com and I will forward the mail to Hazel OR see her email address on the members only flyer. (link below).
The cut off date for reserving tickets is, 1800 on Tuesday 10th March.
Please notify Hazel when reserving a ticket if you have any special dietary issues.
A polite reminder from the Management Committee.
If you have reserved a ticket and subsequently can’t attend.
Please first email Hazel ASAP as there is maybe a waiting list.
If your ticket can’t be reallocated then The Management Committee will expect you to pay in full as there are expenses for each event that need to be covered.
Many thanks for your understanding on this matter.
From Management and Social Committee