Whilst the good news is that Level 4 of the Government’s latest measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus gives us the opportunity to sail again, please be advised that the Clubhouse and facilities will remain closed until further notice to mitigate against the risk of infection through surface contamination and the gathering of groups larger than the GoJ guidelines.
Under the Level 4 guidance it is now possible to go sailing, with up to two other individuals in support, as long as physical distancing can be achieved throughout the activity.
Please also adopt a ‘Sail and Go’ approach to any planned sailing activity, arriving and going home dressed for sailing.
Please be aware of the safety factors involved and that it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions without the benefits of the usual Club safety cover or equipment.
Check the weather forecast.
Be aware of the capabilities of every sailor and match this to the conditions in the Bay.
Wear your buoyancy aid.
If possible, have someone ashore in support.
Keep within the Bay whilst sailing.
Take a handheld VHF.
Jersey Coastguard are available for advice or information on VHF Channel 82 or by phoning 447705.
Don’t forget that the current stated time for activities away from home is 4 hours, including travel time.