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SCSC 67th Summer regatta

The weather is looking perfect for a great weekend of sailing.

Please make sure that you enter for the racing and order your food via Webcollect – Enter & Order

The first race on Saturday is the Keg of Ale and Mini Moisan pursuit race, please print off the starting sequence card so that you know when to start – Link

This is a polite reminder that all double handed dinghies should be crewed by individuals from the same family or household, regardless of age, under the current Government Guidelines for the early stages of level 1.

We are looking forward to a great weekend on the water!

st catherine’s SC 67th Annual summer regatta

Dear Sailors,

The 67th Annual Summer Regatta is this weekend and the weather is looking promising for a weekend of sailing, sun and fun at the club.

Sailing will commence on Friday from 19:00hrs with the Swan Verner for single handed boats and the Crews Challenge for the double handers starting at 19.05hrs.

On Saturday we start with the first Moisan Pursuit Races starting at 10:00 using the Clubhouse line in traditional fashion, followed by the Peace Cup, Mulheman and Veterans races before lunch. The RNLI pennant and the Bolitho Cup (2 races back to back) will be held in the afternoon starting at 14:00hrs.

Sunday racing will commence with the Marrett Trophy at 10:00hrs, the Transition Fleet (Club Oppies only) in the Trophy De Paris at 10:30, the His and Hers race at 1100hrs and the Ladies Race at 11:45 before lunch. The Regatta concludes with the Ann Port Trophy (2 races back to back) starting at 14:00hrs.

A sign-up sheet for club boats will be posted at 6pm on Thursday at the club if you would like to use a Club owned Pico, Feva or the Omega.

The House Committee will be providing food after sailing on Friday, with lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Due to the current COVID-19 Government guidelines, we are unable to hold a full Club prizegiving or join together for the usual Saturday evening BBQ. Please spread out across the site for lunch and maintain 1m social distancing.

We are looking forward to a very busy weekend of sailing at the Club and hope that you are able to join us.

Please view the updated Regatta Programme for 2020 using this link:

https://www.scsc.org.je/wp-content/uploads/SCSC-Regatta-Programme-2020-Revised-20072020.pdf

Happy Sailing!

Dave Jones

COVID-19 URGENT UPDATE

Having promptly communicated the Guidance for Level 1, Jersey Sport have this morning advised me that unexpected changes were made by the Government at the last minute. The changes relate to the previously communicated ‘Close Contact’ sport, when in fact it is only ‘Close Fleeting Contact’ sport that is permitted during the early stages of Level 1.

IMPORTANT – this unfortunately means that the crewing of Double Handed boats and RiB’s will only be possible for members of the same family or household for the time being.

I appreciate that this will be frustrating for some and Jersey Sport has asked me to pass on their apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please use the link below to view the presentation which has been amended accordingly:

View Updated Presentation 15:00hrs Saturday 8th August 2020

Dave Jones

Commodore

COVID 19 Level 1 guidance

As you will already be aware, the Government has moved the Island to the early stages of Level 1. Please use the link below to view a presentation on the Revised Sailing Plan for the Club which contains updated information and the necessary precautions that need to be taken to be compliant with Government guidelines:

View Presentation

COVID-19 Current GuidElines

Dear Members,

With the success of our return to sailing programme and the large numbers of members enjoying some fantastic sailing at the Club, we must all continue to play our part in following the current guidelines to mitigate against the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as many members are now travelling off Island.

As a polite reminder to those of you who have been off Island, please do not visit the Club for any reason until the results of your test have been confirmed as negative.

Your continued participation and due diligence in helping to keep us all safe is very much appreciated.

Best Regards

Dave Jones

Commodore

COMMODORE’S REGATTA – SUNDAY 28th JUNE

COMMODORE’S REGATTA – SUNDAY 28th JUNE
Our first regatta of the year!! Three races back to back with the first starting promptly at 10am. Please arrive at 9am to help the race management team run the event within the current guidelines. There will be a sailors briefing outside the Clubhouse at 9:20am, current social distancing rules apply.

Please sign up here: https://webcollect.org.uk/scsc/event/commodores-regatta-2

Gala & Bel Val Series 1,2 & 3 – Sunday 21st June

After the success of last Thursdays test event, we are preparing for our first competitive series out on the water.

We are asking all members who wish to race this Sunday morning, 21 June, to sign up in advance so that we can manage numbers and ensure compliance with Government of Jersey COVID-19 guidelines.

Please ensure you have watched the presentation from our Commodore with the new procedures in place to ensure we can all enjoy safe and fun sailing.  https://www.loom.com/share/f233b5fb57b1465eb55d2a6ce3b7b618

Club dinghies cannot be used at this time.

Please sign up here:  Sunday sailing- Gala / Bel Val Series 1,2,3

Thank you for your support, it’s great to be back on the water again!

Return to Sailing Event – Thursday 18th June

Dear Members,

As you will be aware, at 12am this morning the Government moved the Island to Level 2 and a set of guidelines that offer us the opportunity to restart organised sailing events at St Catherine’s Sailing Club.

This is great news, however this will not be a straight forward return to our usual racing and open use of the Club facilities, as the 2m distancing rule and risks involved through surface contamination require us to plan for a considerate and conservative approach to any activities we undertake for the foreseeable future.

I can now share with you that our first return to sailing event will be on the evening of Thursday 18th June at 7pm, with this being run very much as a ‘Return to Sailing’ event. The race management team for this and future events will be communicated via an updated Dutyman calendar.

Amendments to the 2020 Sailing Calendar and Sailing Instructions can be found using the following links:

Revised Sailing Programme 2020

Revised Regatta Programme 2020

Sailing Instructions – Amendment 1

Sailing Instructions – Amendment 2

The General, Sailing and House Committees, together with a specially formed COVID team have been working hard on a planned return to sailing programme for the benefit of the members.  My sincere thanks go to all the individuals involved in planning our return so far.

It will however, require everyone to play their part in making our return to sailing successful, whether club official, sailor, family member or supporters, I would encourage everyone to play a part in achieving this.

Tomorrow, I will post a presentation to communicate the necessary precautionary measures that we will all need to take throughout the activity from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the site. Please take time to sit and view this presentation at some stage over the weekend, especially with our younger sailors, so that everyone is prepared prior to the forthcoming sailing events.

Some of you may have questions or may still have concerns over returning to the Club, if so please do not hesitate to contact a committee member for advice. Remember it is up to your discretion whether to attend a sailing event or not, particularly if you are concerned about your health.  We would ask members who are feeling unwell, particularly with coughs and cold like symptoms to not to sail or visit the Club at this time.

Training activities through the Club continue to be suspended under the current guidelines, with the Tony Cavey Training Centre team working in collaboration with the RYA to plan a successful return. An announcement will be made by Centre Principal Justin Horton in due course.

It has been a long and frustrating 12 weeks and we are very much looking forward to seeing you at the Club and on the water.

Happy Sailing!

Dave Jones –  Commodore

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Notice to Members

Dear Members,

Thank you for your patience over the last few months during which time St Catherine’s Sailing Club has been closed as a sailing centre due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

By adhering to the current Government guidelines we are still unable to offer any organised sailing activities as, along with all dinghy sailing clubs across the UK, the 2m distancing rule and risks involved through surface contamination continue to prevent us from returning at this time.

Your committee has, however, been working in collaboration with the RYA and Jersey Sport to plan a considerate and conservative return to sailing as soon as soon as we can.

This will not be a straightforward return to racing and training as we know it, but committee members and volunteers are all keen to provide some form of competitive activity at the Club and will be working hard to make this happen for the benefit of our members.

Please watch this space for updates over the coming weeks, as any return to sailing will be announced and the requirements for participating communicated to you.

In the meantime, please check your boats for seaworthiness and continue to enjoy your own private sailing sessions in a responsible manner (Ref. Website Post 4th May).

The Clubhouse facilities remain out of use until further notice.

Best regards

Dave Jones – Commodore

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