Wessex Water has confirmed they plan to allow the reservoir will be reopened on Monday 29th March 2021, for outdoor sport recreation. The club house will only be open for use of the Toilets and First aid and you are asked to arrive already changed or change in your car.
DSC will start Sunday sailing and racing on 4th April onwards, sailing on Wednesday 7th and Saturday 10th and so on.
SYCSA hope to have a training session for volunteers on Saturday 3rd April to make sure the boats etc are ok.
So we are ready we have agreed to order some small sails for the Picos. This make it easier for small beginers to sail single handed. We will have another progress meeting on Thursday 4th March. We hope it will all be clearer by then and we can see you on the water soon!
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!