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
It is good to see sailing back on the lake!
If you haven't been able to get to the club since lockdown was eased, here are some photos of Solos racing to tempt you!
PADDLE BOARD MEMBERSHIP IS FULL FOR NOW
and is not currently available on this website.
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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!
An analysis of the Safety Risks On and Off the Water at the club has been produced and is available for downloading here.
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.
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.