2nd Trial Session

With the current 2 meter rule and even with the new 1 meter plus it is problematic to sail double handers or teach complete beginners. We are looking at how we can best use our single handers.
The session last Saturday 20th was largely taken with mowing grass and moving boats so that the single handers were more accessible.
We are going to run a trial session at SYCSA next Saturday (27th) to assess the feasibility of returning, in a limited capacity, to run the Saturday Club. We are not able to return as a Drop-In club at present, because numbers will have to be managed carefully. We are looking at suitable booking systems.
We have invited current volunteers(SIs, I, AIs SB, & others etc.), and those who have the potential to become Assistant Instructors. This session will run as a trial from 9.30am to 1pm, at no cost (unless you wish to offer a voluntary contribution!).
We hope to expand our offering as soon as we can. Watch this space!

Postponed AGM

We are sorry that the AGM scheduled for the start of the season on 25th April could not take place. We are sending out copies of the documents you would have had by email. There are the minutes of last year, the draft accounts, an agenda for this year, a Saturday Club report. If you would like a copy of these documents and a voting form or have any questions could you email secretary@sycsa.org.uk before 20th June. We will tally the votes as though at an AGM on Saturday 27th June.

DSC have Cancelled sailing for a month.

The work party is cancelled and SYCSA refresher day.

Message from Durleigh Sailing Club Committee about Cronoavirus and its impact on our Sailing

Dear DSC member,

Sorry but – Events Cancelled and Sailing Suspended until further notice
We have been monitoring the Government/NHS/RYA advice on Coronavirus and its impact on all of our lives for a few weeks now. You will not be surprised to learn that we have taken the unpleasant but necessary decision to cancel all forthcoming events until further notice, including the Work Party at the end of the month and the Discover Sailing event which was scheduled for May.

We also feel that for the time being we have to suspend ALL sailing for one month with immediate effect, until we know more how this situation will affect us all.

It is hoped that perhaps in time, we might be able to offer some form of casual sailing under strict controls in a month or two, but we really don’t know? I know this will be particularly hard to accept for some of our members who, like me have been desperate to get back on the water again. But thinking particularly of our membership profile, we have a large number of us who fall into one or other of the higher risk categories. We cannot control the availability of our members to do duties and fulfill any sort of revised Duty Rota. We understand that whilst sailing itself is very low viral transmission risk, you have to think of the wider implications – it would be impossible to guarantee your safety within the clubhouse or in respect of crews for the safety boat etc etc.

The committee are setting up an online meeting system in order to retain regular communications to explore ways forward and about when we might be able to start sailing again. Rest assured we will keep you informed

Please do subscribe to our website at www.durleighsc.org

and our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DurleighSC/

On behalf of the entire committee, we are very sorry that we are all placed in this position but we are sure you will understand and support us in this, we wish you all good health

P.S please feel free to maintain our friendships via email or facebook etc in the meantime!!

Nick Tasker
Commodore