In the light of the recent spate of visitors to the Chipstead Lake area, and the resultant unacceptable littering and unsocial behaviour of some visitors, the Sailing Club wishes to make it clear that both the lake and the land are a private facility.
Only members of Chipstead Sailing Club and those authorised by them are allowed to be on the Sailing Club premises.
Further to our previous communications, as members will be aware, it is intended to recommence Organised Racing again as from Saturday 1st August 2020, and as from the same date re-open the Clubhouse at weekends, albeit at first on a limited basis.
Members will appreciate that in order to comply with the Government restrictions still in place, a considerable number of changes will need to be made in our Procedures both off and on the water.
To that end, the General Committee has produced a new downloadable Protocol for how the Clubhouse and surrounding buildings should be used which is attached for members to assimilate.
At the same time, please find three downloadable documents, one for all those involved in carrying out Race Duties, entitled “Duty Team Procedures”, the second for all sailors, entitled “Helm/Crew Procedures” and the third, entitled “Changes to Sailing Programme” which should also be treated as notice of changes to the Sailing Instructions.
If you come into the categories “Duty Team” and/or “Helm/Crew” as most members will, please study these documents so you are familiar with the changes to procedures when coming to use the Lake and the Club.
Members are reminded that during Organised Racing times, no other craft (social sailing, paddleboards, canoes, radio-controlled yachts etc.) will be allowed on the water.
Finally members are asked to exercise patience whilst all these new procedures bed in, and it is appreciated that adjustments may need to be made, as we explore these very different times in the development of the Club.
Chipstead Sailing Club
26th July 2020
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Please support your club at this difficult time.
Confirmation that unfortunately the August RYA courses have had to be cancelled.
As a club member with some insight into the workings of our General Committee, I would like to give you a small insight into the work they have put into keeping our lovely club afloat. Safely working along Government and RYA Guidelines and keeping in mind Local restrictions.
The Committee in general have spent so many hours and days researching through the ever changing guidelines. Spending hours of their valuable time in extra meetings. Ordering posters. Attaching locks etc etc. Discussing the best format for Lockdown , Easing , Opening up and beyond. To my mind they have been amazing and I certainly would like to extend my appreciation and thanks. It would have brought down lesser mortals.
They certainly stood by the old adage - Stay calm and carry on!