The RYA are offering refresher sessions on navigation. Have a look and sign up!
For those missing their racing, there will be some club “eRaces” using Virtual Regatta Inshore. This can be accessed on PC or via iPhone or Android apps. A dedicated WhatsApp group has been set up to manage the races and advise the club access code. Please contact me on the treasurer’s email address or by phone if you would like to join.
Next race; 30 Mar 2020 at 14:00
https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/ To join, please set up a (free) account and go through the “sailing school” prior to the race. There is a paid-for account to set up the races, but other competitors do not need to pay. You can purchase or win various sailing aids. To join the race, go to “custom races” and then the padlock button. Ignore the offer of premium membership.
RECREATION AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES
We are issuing this in line with current Government coronavirus guidance, placing restrictions on movement.
To reduce social contact, travel and potential strain on emergency services, we strongly recommend that all recreation and leisure activities on the tidal Thames are avoided until further notice.
Our priority at the PLA is to help ensure the UK continues to receive essential supplies of food, fuel and medical goods at this time.
As a result, we expect to have a reduced capability in responding to recreational incidents on the river.
To support our essential port operations, we are reducing the operating hours of our harbour service patrols between Putney and Teddington.
We are grateful for your co-operation in these exceptional circumstances
24 March 2020
Port of London Authority
London River House, Royal Pier Road,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BG
Chief Harbour Master
In view of developments and the latest instructions from Government, I have to confirm the the lift-in is postponed indefinitely.
I understand that the Government has stated that the situation is under constant review and we will continue to look for the earliest opportunity to get back on the water.
Masts must not be raised until we have a definite date for lift-in.
In the meantime, let us stay safe and get this crises over as quickly as possible.
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Due to the current Covid-19 crisis the Race Officer training sessions planned for Friday 20th and Saturday 21st will not take place and hopefully we will reschedule the training later in the year.
A copy of the presentation that would have been given is available for downloading below.
In light of government advice to avoid social contact, the Committee has reluctantly taken the decision to temporarily close the club. The bar and Galley will therefore be closed with immediate affect until further notice.
The cadet evenings are also cancelled, as are all social events.
We will continue to monitor the situation and revise this in light of further developments.
We will advise on the implications for club racing closer to the start of the season.
Nick Hann Hon. Sec.
Our “At Home” scheduled for this Sunday March 15th has been postponed to later in the year. The health of members, guests and families has to be our priority at this time. The bar will be open as usual and members may wish to sample a special ale brought in for the At Home. We do request that members follow government advice and refrain from visiting the club if you have recently returned from foreign travel, are exhibiting cough or temperature symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to the Corvid 19 virus.
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