It has been great to see our members using the water again and we will continue to cautiously make more activities available. We have seen:
• 25 windsurfers out at the same time, which hasn’t happened for a long time
• Informal racing being organised by groups up to 6
• Formal coaching (by Steve Irish) for groups of 5 using Zoom for the onshore briefing and de-briefing – Toppers two weekends ago, Lasers last weekend
• The Stig Lap started with our first times on the board – Richard Pye currently holds the lead – but for how long?
However, we are very conscious of one particular group which have difficulty getting on the water: those who sail double-handers (with someone outside their household) and have no access to a single-handed boat.
We are also very aware that while everything is ‘household’ focussed and activity with non-household members is difficult, those on an individual membership may want to enjoy the water with members of their household.
So, until further notice:
• Those with registered double-handed boats without access to a registered single-hander can use the club boats free of charge (subject to availability)
• Those with registered double-handed boats without access to a registered single-hander can bring a single-hander to the club and not pay an additional boat registration fee
• All members may bring members of their household to use the water with them in their boat, a club boat or SUP (signing them in as guests, obviously, but not restricted to the 4 visits a year)
• All members may use the club SUPs for free (subject to availability)
In addition, following the successful introduction of small group coaching, we are beginning to start to offer (with appropriate social distancing) individual SUP and windsurfing lessons.
We have modified the poster slightly to cover these changes: