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.
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
Powerboat 2 Training – SSC have 2 places available on 2 two-day weekend courses. If you would like to attend one of these two weekends (8/9 Feb or 29 Feb/1 Mar) to acquire Powerboat skills and the PB2 qualification, which would enable you to helm a Safety Boat, for the purposes of SSC safety cover or RYA training, please contact Alan Gould on firstname.lastname@example.org . This course is provided free to club members, in the expectation that the skills will be put to good use at Swanage Sailing Club
The Series Race on Sunday 15th September at 1100 will be sailed as a single start race, and the results incorporated into the Bart’s Bash international results, as well as scoring for the autumn series. We hope to get as many sailors as possible, of all standards, participating in the race, for which there will be prizes for first place, first Junior and first Adult Trainee. There will be a briefing at 1000.
It is hoped that entrants will make a small contribution to the Andrew Simpson Foundation charity, whose fundamental ethos is to “facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities”. Contributing to the charity will constitute an entry into a draw for a £75 Gill sailing racing watch.