As many of you know, East Racks slipway is in a poor condition. Tim and his band of merry volunteers have been carrying out running repairs for most of the year. 
We have decided that once the cruiser lift out has been completed in October, that East racks slipway will be taken out of commission so that we can start repair works as soon a possible. 
If anybody is intending to use their dinghy after the 17th October, could they contact Tim Wright about moving to West racks temporarily?
 
Thanks
 
Steve Hill
Vice Commodore
The Committee has been working hard to keep up with the latest guidance regarding the Covid 19 pandemic. An updated version of the club risk assessment can be found on the Policy Document page of the website. This reflects the changes made in line with recent government announcements and supports the use of the lower saloon for further seating and tables. Your cooperation with the bar staff and committee as we adjust to these revised ways of serving is appreciated. Don’t forget to bring your face-masks. The club has draft beer and lager back on tap. The investment in cellar cooling earlier this year has improved the quality and life of the ale. We hope that members will continue to enjoy the club whilst abiding by the necessary restrictions..
Steve Hill

Following the government announcement of September 22nd, the following changes are being made to our opening hours and operating methods:

  • The bar will open on Friday evenings at 19:30 with last orders at 21:30. All members must have left the club by 22:00.
  • Bar service will be at your table, members and guests are to order drinks from their seats.  These will be brought to you by the bar staff.
  • Whilst in the clubhouse, masks are to be worn unless you are seated at your table.
  • The bar staff will fulfil our legal requirements for registration via manual means although we will have also registered with the NHS Track & Trace system.  The QR code for the latter will be displayed in the bar area.

Following the government announcements of September 9th, the club has reviewed our policies to ensure that we continue to comply with and be seen to comply with these laws.  Please note the following changes and updates:

Balcony; a maximum of six people are to use the chairs on the balcony. No one shall stand on the balcony except those walking through to the stairs.

Lower Balcony; a maximum of six people.

Birdcage seating; a maximum of two groups, each having no more than six people.  The groups are to be obviously separated.  Please remain seated to avoid unintentional mingling.

Bar inside seating; our current policy is compliant with the updated requirements.

Casual sailing; no more than six people shall meet for casual sailing. If there is more than one six-person group on the racks, please ensure that obvious distance is maintained between the groups, e.g. greater than 5m meters.

Racing; organised sport is permitted and thus racing can continue at this time.  Our current risk assessment is compatible with the updated laws but on-shore, please pay particular attention to avoiding being in a position that could be construed as a constituting a group of seven or more.

Please continue to maintain vigilance with hygiene measures and social distancing. If you are talking to another non family-group member remember to be at least 1 meters apart and preferably 2 meters.

The Sailing Committees LSC & EYC have agreed the following race programme for Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020.

Saturday 19th September

The Peter Cotgrove Trophy Race – start at 12:45 from the EYC start line course to be advised.

 

Sunday 20th September 2020

LSC v EYC club team race – an all-in handicap race for members of both clubs, starting at 13:30 from the EYC start line with course to be advised.  The winning club will be decided by taking the scores for the first 8 boats from each club based on the corrected time positions in the race, the club with the lowest aggregate score being the winning team.

Hope that as many of you as possible are able to take part in these races

 

Change to Racing Marks

The SOUTH mark will be laid due south of Jocelyn mark north of the Ray Channel

This will enable us to set better courses when the wind is due north or south while maintaining our conservative approach to sailing under the Covid19 situation.

 

Thanks Steve Corbet

Sailing Secretary

The cruiser lift out has been arranged for Saturday 17 October with Sunday 18 October as the back stop in the event of bad weather. We will be starting around 10.30am as high tide is at 13.30. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to close the promenade for parking until all craning operations have finished which will probably be around mid afternoon. Any enquires please contact David Giles.

As the bar starts to get busier members are reminded to book if they wish to be sure of a place. Please go to www.shlott.com and request to join the “Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club” group.

The system settings have been changed such that you will be able to see who else has booked a table and vice versa.