CHIPSTEAD SC CORONAVIRUS REVISED PROTOCOL – 22nd MAY 2020
You may wish to print out this Protocol and take it with you if visiting the Club, in order to remind you of the requirements which must be met when using the Lake during the continuing restrictions.
Please be sure to observe the Government’s Social Distancing requirements at all times. The Club is regularly patrolled by the Police who have the power to administer fines.
The dinghy park will from Wednesday 13th May re-open for members who wish to sail, paddleboard, or radio-sail independently via their own means. Only members who have renewed their Club membership for 2020 will be allowed the use of the water, no guests should be brought on site. There will be no access to Club patrol boats, the Club winch, other equipment or changing/toilet facilities (save as provided below) and those who consider independent sailing etc. are referred to the provisions for such sailing set out in Club Bylaw 6 and the Notes on Sailing Safety in the Club Programme, particularly noting the following:
Tuesday 16th June for 3 days access will be restricted to the club due to road closures.
Chevening Road, Chipstead will be closed outside number 61
It will NOT be possible to access the Sailing Club from the North, coming passed the School in the Village and turning left into the Sailing Club road at the Bricklayers Arms.
Access will have to be from the Village centre, turning right at the Bricklayers Arms into the Sailing Club road.
For those who haven’t renewed yet.
You can do this from the personalised link in your renewal email sent on 29/12, or the Membership button at the top of this website page.
Please support your club at this difficult time.
Saturday was a dull overcast day starting with a light wind strengthening to strong by Lunchtime
22 sailors turned out for the race from various clubs, Eastbourne MYC, Coalhouse Fort MYC, Alton RSC, Medway RSC, LMYC, Guildford MYC, Woking RSC and Chipstead SC Radio Sailing.
A new generation of inspirational sailors were recognised in the RYA Musto Regional Youth Awards, presented at the RYA Dinghy Show on March 1.
The awards celebrate the achievements of young people in the sport whether it’s on the racecourse, volunteering, instructing, coaching or overcoming adversity. They were presented to seven of the 11 regional winners by RYA Chair, Chris Preston, alongside Olympic champion Hannah Mills and her world championship-winning crew Eilidh McIntyre.
Dan was born in 2000 and 10 years later started sailing with his Dad in an old Scorpion and then in a Mirror. By then the joy of sailing had truly bitten.
Dan joined Chipmates and started sailing Toppers and for the next 3-4 years competed in club and open events in Toppers.
But not only was Dan heavily involved in competitive racing, he was also helping with Chipmates, wanting to share his love of sailing with the younger sailors.
Dan also progressed through the RYA training programme and aged 14 qualified as an Assistant Instructor and at 16 as a Dinghy Instructor. At this point it was not uncommon to see a 16 year old Dan on the water teaching adults how to sail! By this time he was now too tall for a Topper and moved on to racing a Laser.
TO ALL CLUB MEMBERS
I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to all the Sailing Club members who came down on Sundays over the past six weeks and helped to get the Club shipshape for the forthcoming sailing season.
A great deal was achieved during these working parties as is partly illustrated in the pictures already on the Club website. Apart from the routine annual jobs, such as weeding, painting, and cleaning, we succeeded in completing two large projects.
Firstly the new Disability Parking Bays were created and surfaced ready for use with new signage on the area between the car park entrance barriers.
Secondly the repairs to the two concrete slipways have been completed with the installation of a base for the second winch. As is shown in the photographs (click here), this proved to be quite a lengthy and complex task and should now ensure that getting heavier boats and patrol craft up and down these slipways is more efficient.
Thank you all for your contributions without which the Club could not function.
May I wish you Happy Sailing in 2020.