Current sailing activities

UPDATED 26 JUNE 2020

We are very fortunate to be offering a return to sailing activities  from 14th May. Many other sailing clubs have still not been able to open. Phase 2 will now have both Officer of the Day (OD) and Safety Boat (SB) at the weekend together with opening of the club house loos, but not the changing rooms. The upper level of the clubhouse remains out of bounds.

It is very important that all members comply with Government regulations and guidance together with club rules to reduce the chance of Covid-19 transmission. Compliance will enable the club to provide the facilities to our members to enjoy activities at the club.  If you are not comfortable or able to follow these guidelines including consideration to others, then please do not come down to the club.

Your obligations and coronavirus (Covid-19) mitigations are:

  • Do not leave home / come to the club if you or anyone in your household has symptoms or are within the 14 days self-isolation.
  • Do not come to the club if you are classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
  • If you are at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable to coronavirus) please consider the risk and strictly adhere to the rules particularly distancing and hygiene.
  • Coronavirus mitigation rules and measures:
    • Limit contact with other people. Maximum group size of six people from different households
    • Keep 2m distance from those outside your household
    • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Use of Clubhouse loos which will open on 20 June (changing rooms and upper deck remain out of bounds)
    • One way system though the clubhouse. Entry from the lake side, exit at front door.
    • Wait outside.
    • One in one out – Cones will be near the entry door to the changing rooms. Please kick them in and out of place to show occupancy.
    • Wait outside if the cone indicates occupancy
    • Family groups can enter together.
    • Always keep to the social distancing guidelines set by the Government.. Tape Lines have been marked on the floor.
    • Use the sanitising bottles with automated dispensing.
    • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after using the loos.
    • Exit the loos if too crowded, wait for others to leave.
    • Our cleaner, Fun, will attend after sailing on Saturday and then again after sailing on Sunday. We have asked her to clean the loos more often than normal over the weekends.
    • The upper deck remains out of bounds to all members for the time being.
    • Extra sanitising stations with additional items will be available at the weekends near the workshop.
  • You disinfect your hands and your contact/touch points around the club site.
    • Hand sanitiser bottles will be provided.
  • If you rent club boats you wash them down before AND after renting.
  • Sailing
    • Sail well within your ability. Whilst most rescues do not need contact, an emergency may need the Safety Boat team to breach the 2m guidance.
    • When afloat, please be aware of social distancing and refrain from aggressive mark rounding during racing where our activities may raise alarm from onlookers ashore.
  • First aid box is in the workshop. Inform the OD if present and make a note of any incidents and pass these on to committee@littletonsc.co.uk
  • If after visiting the club you fall ill, you must email committee@littletonsc.co.uk so that others can be warned and isolate appropriately

Duty System

The club will introduce the scheduled duty system back from July so please check your allocated duty on the website portal and contact your OD if you feel uncomfortable or unable to attend the duty.  There is no problem if you feel uneasy about the situation but please let the club know so we can arrange alternatives and plan accordingly.

Galley

The Galley re-opens this Sat 27th and Sun 28th June offering a takeaway service only, in line with government guidelines.

A one way system will be implemented, you will need to go up the far end fire escape and along the balcony to the double doors (Galley End), then oder you food and exit down the fire escape by the kitchen. Social distancing markers have been set out.

Roxy will be offering a Meal Deal lunch only over the next few weeks, this will include a choice of sandwich, crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink for £4.00. This MUST be pre-ordered and paid for prior to going out on the water. There will be card and contactless payments only, no cash.

Tea/coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the day, again card/contactless payment only. There will be no tabs.

Officer of the Day (OD)

OD duties have been reintroduced. The OD and SB are to put their names on the notice board inside the clubhouse.

Safety boat

We are introducing limited safety cover with the operation of the diesel boats.  These will be driven by just one person and the priority is to look after the people and return them to shore if needed, if needs be leaving the sailing boat in the lake until such time as it can be recovered.  The safety boat may or may not assist in righting a capsized boat so please be cautious in selecting your sailing day.  Having just one power boat on the lake is a reduction in our normal capacity.  The safety cox should wipe down the throttle and tiller and any other areas and touch points before going out and then do the same at the end of the day.

Use of our club boats

Hire boats are to be booked through Eventbrite as normal.  Most hire boats have the sails and foils stored under the covers with the exception of the Lasers whose mast/sail are stored in the garage.  It is the responsibility of the hirer to clean the boat both before AND after use with the provided items. Buckets and soap and brooms are available at the slipways.

These guidelines will develop over time so feel free to point out areas that can be improved. The important point here is that we all have to look after each other and maintain our distance so we can all enjoy the club.

Stay safe,

Tim Hore, Commodore