Newsletter May 2020

Hi All,


I hope everyone is keeping well
As you would expect there's not a lot new to talk about given the current circumstances but here's a few updates.

We continue to follow the RYA guidance which is based upon that issued by the government.  We would all of course like to go sailing but until advised otherwise we need to avoid doing so.  As such we do not anticipate being able to open the club and hold any racing in the near future however rest assured that as soon as we are advised that it would be ok to do so within government guidelines we will do so.  We're discussing many theoretical options at this stage which may mean things down at the club cannot be the same as "normal" when we can go sailing again but we will have to see how advice progresses before issuing any details.

Maylandsea Bay Week - 16th to 21st August
Planning for MBW20 is in progress. The committee (Rob Gray, Joe Raven, Rob Giles, Phil Spillane, Vicky & Celie Broomfield, Paul & Sally Gray) are holding regular Zoom meetings, as of course we are not yet allowed to meet in person. We don’t know what social distancing restrictions will be in place by mid August, but we are hoping that we will be able to run the event in the usual way. The theme this year will be “Events that didn’t happen due to Coronavirus”. The format of the week will be familiar to those who have enjoyed the week in previous years, although there may be some surprises, and maybe the return of some items by popular demand. We will, adapt our plans in line with government guidance if necessary
We will delay sending out entry forms until we are more certain that the week will be allowed to go ahead, but in the meantime it would really help our planning if you could let us know if you plan to attend, or you plan not to attend, or perhaps that you will attend if your exotic foreign holiday gets cancelled. Please let any of the committee know your intentions or add a post to the Club Facebook page.
So don’t forget to put the dates in your diary. Something to look forward to!
As per my emails a few weeks ago a number of us have been regularly e-sailing twice a week and the April series consisting of 24 races have now finished. Congratulations to Simon Evance who scored the most points and as a bonus will represent the club in the regional finals of the RYA E-sailing Spring Championship. The scoring is derived by the game and there are no discards so it's important that everyone turns up regularly.  The May series kicks off Sunday evening at 7pm.
Look after yourselves and stay safe.
The Committee