Club Update – 18-3-2020

The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Governmentโ€™s recommendations. This is a fast changing situation and steps that we propose now are likely to change over the coming days and weeks. 

Bar

All events and functions cancelled until the 30 April, and we will review this again over the coming weeks but we expect that this will be extended. 

The bar will remain open to members & their guests with revised opening hours below. This will be subject to review and change, and the expectation is that we will close in the near future โ€“ please note that we may have to take the decision to close at short notice.

Mon-Thurs โ€“ 5.30-20.30

Fri โ€“ 3.30-10

Sat / Sun 12-7

Where possible please make payment by debit or credit card.

SGM

The SGM will be cancelled and the details around this will be contained in a separate communication to members.

Training

We have received a large number of applications and will sort through these over the coming weeks and issue course notifications. 

We do not expect that the courses will commence in April as planned but hope that we will be able to commence Training the second half of the summer term. 

The enrolment evenings next week are therefore cancelled, and once we have greater confidence around the course start date we will be in touch and advise of enrolment arrangements.

Sailing

In accordance with the updated RYA Guidance published today, Club sailing is now cancelled until further notice.

Health and hygiene

All staff, members and visitors should follow the Government guidelines, which are changing by the hour. 

Anyone that presents the symptoms as advised by the Government should not attend the Club or participate in Club racing and should adhere to the guidance on self-isolation. 

Finally

This is a very difficult time for all of us and our families and we will be working over the coming days to manage the Club with these new circumstances and likely closure. This will be challenging in both practical and financial respects and will impact our staff and suppliers. 

Please support the Club if you are able and renew your membership promptly.