29 March, 2021

Update 29 March

The club is now open to members and we look forward to welcoming you. Whilst we can now go sailing there are still restrictions in place and we ask all members to follow the advice below which is inline with guidance from the RYA and the Government.

Covid-19 specific advice for members

  • All members come to the club and sail at their own risk.
  • Please follow the government advice on hygiene and maintain appropriate social distancing at all times.
  • Gatherings can be in groups of up to six people or two different households.
  • Do not come to the club if you or a member of your household have any symptoms.
  • Please come changed ready to sail and return home to shower.
  • The toilets are open for use and the changing rooms are closed apart from for emergency use or for disabled persons.
  • The clubhouse and containers should only be accessed by committee members, race officials, support boat, galley and bar personnel when necessary to carry out their roles.
  • Face-coverings should be worn when inside the toilets or clubhouse.
  • Club equipment including boats and the winch are not to be used unless permitted by the committee.
  • Double handers in particular are recommended to follow government guidelines in choosing who they go sailing with.
  • Visitors are welcome at the club – visitors will be charged a temporary membership fee of £10 and needed to be signed in (verbally to the duty committee representative) by a member
  • Camping and/or staying overnight on club grounds is not permitted.
  • Whilst there will be organised safety cover please carry out your own risk assessments for choosing what conditions to set sail in – read our Advice for all sailors.

Dinghy park and launching

  • Please bring your own antiviral gel/wipes for use on communal surfaces – eg padlocks, gate mechanisms and keypads
  • Please ensure club gates are closed at all times to discourage non-members from accessing the club
  • If your neighbouring boat is also rigging, one of you should move out of your space
  • Please keep all boat related items within your boat parking space
  • Double handers should return trolleys to their spaces
  • Single handers should have a plan for dealing with their trolley before they go on the slipway
  • Single handers trolleys can be left to the North of the slipway
  • You assist others with trolleys at your own risk
  • Boats and trolleys go down on the left of the slipway and up on the right

Take a considerate and conservative approach

Shoreham Sailing Club’s reputation with our stakeholders and within the local and sailing communities could be jeopardised by our actions over the coming weeks and we ask all members to take this into account if they plan to come to the club.

We are following the RYA’s guidance to encourage the sailing community to take a considerate and conservative approach

  • Considerate: be mindful of the potential impact that you could have on other water users and do not place unnecessary extra strain on the RNLI and emergency services.
  • Conservative: help to minimise risk by taking an extra conservative approach to your sailing.

By sailing from Shoreham SC, members are agreeing to abide by the points above and to have read our advice for sailors on personal risk assessments.