Current sailing activities & facilities

UPDATED 17 MAY 2021

Coronavirus (Covid19) Sailing Update 17 May 2021 

With the Government Guidelines relaxing on Monday (17th)  allowing more indoor activities, we can relax the use of the clubhouse slightly.  People can now sit indoors but the rule of 6 or 2 households on any one table applies. 

It remains important that all members stay vigilant to Covid and comply with Government regulations and guidance together with club rules to reduce the chance of infection. If we all play our part and the situation continues to improve then we can all get back to enjoying what all have missed.  If you are not comfortable or able to follow the guidelines including consideration to others, then please do not come down to the club.

Your obligations and Covid mitigations remain unchanged from last year.  These are:

  • Do not leave home / come to the club if you or anyone in your household has symptoms or are within the period of self-isolation.
  • Please consider your risk if extremely clinically vulnerable to coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • Whilst at the club, please consider the risk and strictly adhere to the rules particularly social distancing and hygiene
  • Sanitising stations will be set up around the site to allow you to disinfect your hands and your contact/touch points.
  • First aid box is in the workshop. Inform the OD if present and make a note of any incidents. If no OD is present, please pass these to committee@littletonsc.co.uk
  • If after visiting the club you contract Covid-19, you must email committee@littletonsc.co.uk so that others can be warned and isolate appropriately.

Sailing

  • Due to reduced safety teams, it is important to sail well within your ability and do not sail if the wind is above your ability level. Remember you are putting the safety crew at risk if you need attending to.
  • 2 handed sailing for people from different households is now permitted. Please minimise prolonged (very) close proximity.  

Clubhouse 

  • The ground floor entry is now via either door i.e.no longer a ground floor one-way system. Please don’t linger in the lobby, and be aware of other people, keeping your distance.

Changing rooms & toilets

  • The changing rooms and toilets are open. Please keep your distance and change quickly to minimise numbers. Please continue to change at home if possible.
  • Use the sanitising bottles with automated dispensing
  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after using the loos
  • Do not enter the loos or changing areas if too crowded, wait for others to leave

Galley

  • We have new caterers starting on Saturday 22nd so the galley will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.  Elle and Keeley and keen to start so please be sure to introduce yourself to them when you see them.  Timing of their opening will be announced as the new team develop their offering to us.
  • There will be a one-way system to access the galley.  Please use the internal stairs to go up and then exit via the balcony and outside steps. 
  • Inside tables are available but these will be limited, so please follow the rule of 6 or 2 households at any single table if you sit inside. 

Bar

The bar area can now be opened and serve drinks. The same rule of 6 per table will need to be observed as well.

Duty System

The club scheduled duty system is back in operation. So, please check your allocated duty on the website portal, or Scene magazine and contact your OD if you feel uncomfortable attending the duty.

Safety boat

We are running refresher training for all SB Coxes and the plan is that no one will be allowed to operate as SB Cox if they have not had the refresher.

The priority is safety of the sailor so if necessary any capsized boats may be left until such time as they can be recovered.  The safety cox should wipe down the throttle and tiller and any other areas 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 the club website as normal. If you hire a club boat, then only one family or bubble to use the boat on that day. Washdown buckets are available if you want to use these but it is no longer a requirement to wash down.

The club will continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate alterations as further changes in the guidelines develop.  This could be either way!

Stay safe,

Tim Hore, Commodore