Dear fellow members
I am sorry that this bulletin is rather factual. At this time of several changes this update errs on the side of brevity for clarity. There will be a more chatty Commodore’s newsletter coming shortly for those of you who like a bit more flesh on the bones.
Covid 19 rules around the Club
Following the latest clarifying rules from the government, if visiting the Club please follow these essential rules:
|•||If you feel unwell do not come to Club|
|•||On arrival at the Club please swipe in at the main gate|
|•||If bringing in a guest then please sign them in beforehand by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|•||No more than 6 people in any group (inside or outside), including max 6 on the slipway|
|•||Wear facemasks inside the Clubhouse at all times except once seated at a table to be served drinks or food|
|•||Maintain 2m social distance whenever possible or 1m mitigated by being in the open air or by wearing a facemask|
Bar and Catering
We are pleased to welcome members back into the Clubhouse - it is now open for a limited number of seated customers in the bar area. Dining at lunchtime and in the evenings in the newly carpeted restaurant should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. An area of the skylight lounge will be offered for coffees and snacks (without having to book).
For all service indoors please enter either through the balcony doors at the western end of the balcony, or through the front door and stairs or lift. Please follow the signage and you will be met by a member of staff who will check your booking (if dining in) and show you to your restaurant table; alternatively you will be offered a seat in the bar area or skylight lounge, or able to place your order for takeaway food or drink at the western end of the bar.
Please note: all service in the Club House Lounge is table service only. Kindly wait to be served and do not come to the bar, even to settle your bill.
There is a new menu and daily bargain offers during the week as emailed to you last week.
Drinks indoors will be served in glass.
The sailing season continues and we have hints of an Indian summer. The Club organized racing programme is now following the 2020 notice of race and sailing programme with sunset series for dinghies (Mondays), R19s (Tuesdays), class organized laser/aeros (Thursdays), R19 singlehanded (Fridays), dinghy autumn series (Saturdays) and cruiser Sunday winter series starting from 4th October, when pre-race breakfasts can be booked at the Club.
The changing rooms are open for changing for up to 6 people at one time with social distancing spaces marked out. Clothes and kit may not be left in the changing area while you are on the water. Showers are only available in an emergency and not for normal use, consistent with RYA and government guidance. We are closely monitoring this aspect.
Yard and Haven
The haulout programme has begun and forms are available online or from the office.
We are getting immense positive support and feedback from people coming down to the Club.
Thank you for your encouragement.
Your advice and comments are always welcome; please keep them coming.