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Due to the recent government slight easing of some of the restrictions we can now return to the water.  Below is our Commodore's email after a long online meeting of the COVID-19 action committee. 

 

MSC is pleased to announce that members are welcome from tomorrow (Weds 13th May) to resume using the lake for recreational sailing and paddleboarding. I mentioned in my earlier email that we were developing a Red/Amber/Green approach to resuming activities and hence we are now at the Red stage where the following restrictions apply:-

 

 

As gatherings of more than two people are NOT permitted under current rules there will be no scheduled racing, formal training or instruction at this stage. Hopefully when we move to the Amber stage this will become possible.

So please do go and check over your boats and get out on the water. The lake level is still high and a beautiful blue colour but exercise caution as you are responsible for your own safety. Whilst we all love to go sailing in a good breeze consider how you’d recover from a capsize… Consider the use of a mast float, a long painter and restrict your sailing area. 

 

I also need to appeal for some help – whilst we’ve been able to do some basic maintenance at the club (Big thank you to Sacha and Tom for keeping the grass under control) we were not able to have a work party earlier this year and there are some outdoor maintenance tasks which are quite urgent. So if you’re bored with your own garden and would like to tackle one of these please contact Chris Herbert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who is coordinating. Items include:-

 

 

Hope to see you all (from a distance!) soon,