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WYC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Updated Friday 16th October

Friends and members,
The General Committee is reviewing RYA and government guidance with the aim to commence the reopening of parts of the club and the restarting of some organised sailing activities where possible. From 1st October:

  • The club bar is open for members every day, and will follow the Government regulations on table service, etc. Limited table seating inside upon request at the bar – can be prebooked at hourly intervals by calling the bar 01227 272942 option 2. Outside seating ad hoc when you turn up on the decking and forecourt. To enable contact tracing all members using the bar must provide their name to the bar team, and full contact details, including name, address and phone number, must be provided for any guests who are signed in.
  • Limited toilet facilities will be open for members.
  • Limited changing and shower facilities will be open for members.
  • A Support Boat will be on the water to assist with member’s free sailing on Saturdays, and racing will be run on Sundays. See the updated Sailing Schedule for details.
  • In line with RYA guidance, the WYC Training Centre is re-starting with a limited amount of courses for small groups. Please contact the Training team for more information:
  • Members have access to the external storage areas (Upper Rigden’s and Stroud sheds), but should maintain social distancing, minimise time inside, and the surfaces you touch. Please take personal responsibility by using hand sanitiser, wearing disposable gloves and/or wiping down the surfaces you touch wherever possible. If you go onto the water, you do so at your own risk.

The following restrictions remain in place:

Thank you for your support in making this happen. The General Committee will regularly review the situation and we will share any further developments by email, on the website and social media with the aim to resume normal club activities as soon as it is safe to do so. 
Yours sincerely, 
Kelvin Tolson
Commodore, Whitstable Yacht Club