This guidance is published based using guidance published by RYA Scotland in accordance with Sport Scotland.
The club is open, with restrictions.
Key aspects to rules from the 14 September
- All members may undertake all water sport activities.
- The club house:
- Toilets and changing facilities can be used when the restrictions below are followed.
- The kitchen facilities can no longer be used for catering.
- The lounge and main hall can no longer be used as a seating or meeting area.
- Members may sail on their own or with others from the same household as crew.
- 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.
- Members should install the Test & Protect App on their mobile phones.
- Members should record visit dates to the club using this online form
Toilets and changing rooms
- No more than 6 people (from a maximum of 2 households) should be in toilets and changing rooms at a single time.
- If you are able please wear a face mask.
- Follow Covid-19 prevention rules clearly marked on posters and signs.
- When using the changing rooms – use the marked spaces only to maintain social distancing. Once changed remove your personal belongings and return them to your car or tent. Alternately:
- Come dressed for sailing.
- Change in their car, or use an outdoor towel robe.
- Change in a pop-up cubicle for camping which can act as a personal changing room and is available at decathlon or online. The Decathlon one is £45. Other cheaper brands are available.
- Change in your caravan, motorhome or tent.
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 requested to launch from this area to prevent congestion.
- 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. 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
- A boat can only be hired by ONE family on a given day and not shared between families.
- An adult of the family hiring the boat is responsible for cleaning the boat with the appropriate Chlorine solution (located in the club house) 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.
- 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.