This guidance is published based using guidance published by RYA Scotland in accordance with Sport Scotland.
The club is open, with restrictions.
- All members may undertake all water sport activities and no travel restrictions apply.
- The club house will open on Saturday 18th July with restrictions.
- Showers remain out of bounds.
- No items should be stored in the changing rooms.
- Items stored in fridges should be sealed.
- Members with caravans subscriptions may take their caravans down and stay overnight.
- Members may camp / motorhome overnight for a maximum of 2 nights consecutively.
- Club racing will not take place in July, but may restart in August.
- Members must use their own equipment to undertake activities. Use of club dinghies is currently not permitted.
- Members may sail on their own or with others from the same household as crew.
- Under 12s may sail in double handers from any family group.
- Members should only sail in conditions within their given competency.
- Members are not permitted to invite guests to the club.
- Members should follow social distancing rules with other members external to their household.
Changing for activities
Members can either:
- Come dressed for sailing.
- Change in their car, or use an outdoor towel robe.
- Change in a Quechua pop-up cubicle for camping £35 which can act as a personal changing room and is available at decathlon or online. Other cheaper brands are available.
- Change in their caravan, motorhome or tent.
- Change in the changing rooms in marked spaces only. These is restricted to 3 in the mens and 2 in the ladies at the same time. Those who can use other changing options are requested to leave the changing rooms for those who cannot.
Pontoon and rescue
- The pontoon is out of bounds for all members except those accessing moored boats or rescue boats. Children are asked not to play on the pontoon.
- No rescue cover will be provided – unless organised by a committee member on the day.
We are blessed with a wide beach and members should maintain social distancing when launching and recovering their boat – with help only from their household members.
Children should not play or swim in the launching area, but can do so to at the beach end opposite the starter box. Canoeists and swimmers are also requested to launch from this area to prevent congestion.
It is not the intention of the committee to instigate a booking system for sailing or camping unless this proves necessary.
Whilst members of the public have right to follow the Southern Upland way through the club grounds it does not mean that they can use the club house or wander aimlessly amongst members.
The committee has created a guided path for the public which will take them across the top of the camping field and down by the boathouses to the stile and so avoid the front of the club house and the launching beach.
Members camping with tents or motorhomes may only stay for 2 consecutive nights and should pay their camping fees in the box situated in the club house. When camping members must have self contained cooking facilities or use the BBQ.
Members who have self contained toilets facilities in their motorhome, or a camping toilet, are requested to use these to help with social distancing in the club house toilets.
Tents and motorhomes should not block car parking near the club house. Nor should it block the corridor for the public to cross club grounds.
Member are not allowed to bring down caravans unless they have a paid caravan subscription and it is located in their allocated caravan lot.
Hire of Club Boats
We are now able to hire out club boats to members only, with the following conditions:
- A boat can only be hired by ONE family on a given day and must be booked either using a form in a folder at the club house. Due to Covid multiple uses of the same boat by different families on the same day is not allowed.
- An adult of the family hiring the boat is responsible for cleaning the boat with the appropriate Chlorine solution prior to use. After use the Chlorine solution is to be poured in to the pebbles beside the starter box and not put into the septic tank. The boat does not need to be cleaned after use. Written guidance will be made available.
- You can pay for boat hire (£5 per day) via WebCollect https://webcollect.org.uk/stmlsc/subscription – as given Covid few people are carrying cash these days (the same applies for camping charges). However, the honesty boxes in the club house remain for those that prefer it.
- Only Toppers and Topazs can be hired.