To Leigh-on-Sea Dinghy Racers

Your sailing committee is working to bring you racing whilst following the RYA approach of being considerate and conservative. The RYA is still awaiting clarification from government and thus we will publish supplementary Sailing Instructions on Friday, July 3rd. This will give the best opportunity to incorporate any new guidance. A COVID risk assessment that includes racing is available on the “About” / “Policy Documents” area of the club website. Racing will be by pre-entry only on a first come basis, if you join in a race without entering your position will not be taken and you could compromise the club’s ability to run racing. Currently it is planned to run multiple starts with six people per start.

We will hope to run racing this weekend (July 4th/5th) although at the time of writing, the wind forecast for the weekend exceeds the maximum stated in the risk assessment and therefore racing may be cancelled.

To enter, please send an email to our Hon. Sailing Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The email must be received before 09:00 on the day of the race, ideally the day before. Starting and racing instructions will be then sent to you a minimum of 60 minutes before the start of the race. If planning to sail, please do not let your guard drop and maintain 2m social distancing and required hygiene actions. The clubhouse remains closed.