SSC – Return to Sailing Scheme Phase 2

To the Members of Skerries Sailing Club

Irish Sailing have published their interpretation and recommendations for how sailing activities may be resumed for Phase 2 on the 8th of June.  A Phase Two roadmap for return to sailing outlines activities and compliance. The SSC sailing committee has met to interpret the roadmap for Phase Two and makes the following recommendations.  From the 8th of June, for those living in the county or up to 20km from home, whichever is the larger distance:

  • Social distancing requirements still apply.
  • The Commodore and Committee of Skerries Sailing Club is committed to complying with Government pandemic emergency regulations and with the subsequent recommendations of sailing’s governing body, Irish Sailing, but warns members that these provide no guarantee that they will not contract Covid 19 while attending Skerries Sailing Club. We are relying on members fully respecting the provisions implemented by Skerries Sailing Club but we cannot guarantee that all members will be in compliance. Neither are we in a position to ensure such compliance at all times.
  • To facilitate traceability entrants to the boat yard are requested to log in and out.
  •  Apart from the yard facilities, no other club facilities will be available.
  • A restricted punting service, to facilitate a cruiser crane in and adhering to social distancing, can be provided on request.
  • By contacting the Sailing Secretary, Doire Shiels, SSC can provide supervised activity for single handed or household multi handed sailing. As per ISA recommendations, members should follow the fundamental principles for deciding to go afloat.
  • SSC boats will not be available for hire during phase two.

Provisionally Phase Three return to sailing commences on the 29th of June.  The Sailing committee will meet again before this date to analyse the roadmap for phase three.

Brian Mc Nally/Doire Shiels

Sailing Committee.