Sailing under the Rule of Six
Please ensure that the following virus specific rules agreed with the Parks Trust are followed:-
- If any member shows any sign of illness (particularly Covid 19 symptoms) they MUST not attend the sailing session and indeed should follow Government procedure
- Sailing is limited to six members only per group for each session
- A 2 meter distance between members and any members of the public MUST be adhered to at all times
- Chairs used to help maintain the social distance and to stop movement are recommended
- Use of personal hand sanitizer both before and after sailing is mandatory
- Each member must only touch their own boat/equipment
- The two meter distance must be maintained in the car park and when launching and retrieving boats
- in the case of a boat becoming disabled or out of control an electric remote control rescue launch can be used to help along with a trailing line
- A Committee member will be designated to manage each sailing session with authority to confirm the rules
Keeping to the Government regulations will ensure that the third party insurance via the MYA will be valid. Breaking these regulations would have the effect, in the event of an insurance claim being made by a third party, of invalidating the indemnity provided by the insurance
It is clear the aforementioned advice should not be breached by TIRYC Club or members
Please fully respect these rules in support of sailing
The control areas will therefore revert to the car park area and the spit as before depending on wind direction
Social distancing must be adhered to at all times (including boat assembly and set up). Choose a spot and do not move around.
Please be aware that as part of the virus control there are no toilet facilities at the pavilion, these are closed and water has been closed off. Be aware before leaving home!
Use of inflatable rescue boat
The inflatable will only be launched if a boat is on an island and cannot be retrieved by any other means
- If the inflatable is used a suitably qualified Committee member must be present to ensure the boat is properly prepared for launching. The ‘front line’ Committee Members are Mike Ewart, Geoff Raygada and Rob Tottey who are first in line to supervise the launching of the boat. If they are not in attendance then another Committee member must supervise the preparation of the boat.
- We will not accept any urgent shortcut for the boat preparation from a member whose boat is disabled. The designated Committee member has complete authority over the launch procedure
- It is recognised that two members are needed to launch the boat. Only two members should be used to minimise contact. Individual hand sanitiser must be used once the boat is packed away and before leaving the lake
- Unless the disabled boat is on an island it must be left to drift to a bank regardless of how long that might take