CHIPSTEAD SAILING CLUB
5th November 2020
UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 2020 LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS
As you will be aware the Government has announced a period of Lockdown restrictions to take effect in England as from Thursday 5th November 2020.
As a result of clarification now received on the effect of these restrictions on Sailing Clubs and boating provided to the RYA by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and advice received from the RYA yesterday evening, the General Committee has decided that, with immediate effect, the Club and all its operations will be physically closed until further notice.
It is clear that Outdoor Sports centres and amenities (which includes Sailing Clubs and water sports centres) must close. Therefore the Clubhouse including the galley, bar, changing rooms and toilets will be shut as from today with no part of the Club buildings being accessible for members or guests.
As no Organised amateur sport will be allowed from 5th November, in those circumstances, we must cancel the Winter Series of Sunday races.
The closure of the Club and all its operations referred to above encompasses all activity on the Lake (including, for the avoidance of doubt, independent sailing, radio controlled yachting, paddleboarding and canoeing).
These decisions will be reviewed in the light of further advices, as and when received, from H.M.Government and/or the RYA.
For the Chipstead Sailing Club General Committee
Sunday 29th November 2020 at 4.00 pm.
To be held virtually
For further details please contact:
The AGM was held at the CSC under strict Covid rules including face shields and temperature ch_ecks taken from every attendee. The 2 meter rule was also enforced during the meeting.
On Saturday 10th October Robert Daws was presented with a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Lifetime Commitment Award by Ian Walker, MBE, the President of Chipstead Sailing Club and Director of Racing at the RYA. Ian himself sailed at Chipstead from the age of 8 and attended Sevenoaks School, before establishing his racing career.
Usually this would have been awarded by Princess Anne at an event in London, however Covid has meant a move to local presentation.
Rob Daws’ father had been one of the early members of the club in 1953 and Rob started sailing at Chipstead in 1954, with his sisters crewing for him. He became a full member in 1956 and has been a member ever since.
AMENDED TRACK AND TRACE PROCEDURE
On each separate occasion you come to the Club, either at weekends or during the week, for whatever reason you should now comply with the Track and Trace procedure by:
Scanning the NHS QR code displayed on the Clubhouse window to the left of the Clubhouse front door, or displayed on the Committee Room door (the first door on your right as you enter the Clubhouse), using your NHS Covid-19 App on your mobile phone. You will first need to download the NHS Covid-19 App from the App Store or Google Playstore onto your mobile phone.
BY SENDING AN EMAIL not more than 2 days in advance to:
in the following manner:
In the TITLE of the email put your own name AND the date of attendance in dd/mm/yyyy format.
In the BODY of the email put the following information: