CHIPSTEAD SAILING CLUB – CLOSURE
Following H.M. Government's recent announcement of a new lockdown and guidance received from the RYA it is clear that not only must we now close the Clubhouse and dinghy park, but also that no sailing, paddleboarding, radio sailing or other activity whatsoever should take place, even on an independent basis.
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:
The start of race 1 of the First race of the 2020 Autumn series and the Memorial IOM Handicap race.
Well done Michael on your win which was very good considering the various weather conditions. The days sailing was very interesting with blustery wind sometimes almost at rig two level. As can be seen by the results it was tight scoring at the top of results with equally close scoring for the rest of the fleet, We managed to get 9 races run with some time spent on course adjustments made by Dave to whom we say thank you.
The cup for this event will be presented at the AGM on the 30th October 2020 along with the other presentations.
The results for the day can be seen here.
There are some more photos of the Solo fleet racing here. They were taken on Saturday 26th September
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!