About us

UPDATED 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020 

 

Dear members,

In line with the recent Government statement we as a Club need to modify the way we operate until further notice.

As a Hospitality and Leisure destination we need to comply with the obligations regarding NHS Test and Trace.

Therefore from Saturday 26th September the following will apply:

ALL members and guests visiting the Clubhouse must register their presence by either scanning the

QR code on the poster on the Clubhouse door or by sending a text to the number shown on the poster.

The instructions are written on the poster.

To use the QR code properly you will need to download the NHS COVID-19 app onto a smartphone.

If you are unable to do either of the above you must manually register your attendance

Each Day you visit the Clubhouse you need to follow the above process.

Also in line with the guidance ALL people using the balcony or Clubhouse will be required to wear face coverings at all times except when sat at a table eating or drinking.

At this point we expect to continue opening the bar on Sundays but this will now be strictly table service.

You are not allowed to come up to the bar counter to order your drinks.

Everyone is reminded :

If you have any symptons or have been told to self-isolate you must stop at home.

Hands – Face – Space – and no more than 6 in your group.

Different groups are not allowed to mingle. This applies everywhere on site.

Please avoid the temptation to walk onto other people’s moorings, or to talk to them through their car window.

Please respect everyone’s right to their own personal safe space.

The Committee

UPDATED 9TH JULY 

The club is making its next step in our return, this document contains important information about TCSC next step towards a return to normal, please ensure you read it and if you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please remember if you have any symptoms you must stay at home.

 

STAGE 2 – LIMITED RETURN TO RECREATIONAL SPORTING ACTIVITY AND RACING

The Club is moving forward with its return to sailing from Friday 10th July 2020 for Members and Guests with the operating restrictions detailed below. The premise must be to enable exercise in the safest manner we can and so we have looked to minimise the risks to everyone. Members are reminded that all guests must be signed in and accompanied at all times while on site. We are able to use the site, the clubhouse to access the toilets and for very limited seating. We have arranged for the cleaner to clean twice a week, but we must rely on you to clean all touch points thoroughly. You must do this when entering the site and clubhouse, using toilets, and leaving the club house and site. This is to protect members from possible infection, we must do everything we can to prevent spreading the virus and triggering more outbreaks. We have some sanitizing stations in key locations to help but We need your support and self-policing to make this work as safely as possible. We cannot police it all, however if there are blatant breaches of these guidelines, we will take action against those involved. We will not go against Government advice and will update restrictions at TCSC in line with their recommendations.

Government guidelines can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

The critical core measures remain the same

  • · Do not come to the club if you have a temperature or have been in contact with someone with Covid symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • · Maintain strict social distancing in line with the latest government guidelines
  • · Maintain rigorous hygiene standards.

General:

  • · The gate should always remain locked. Sanitize hands when opening/closing the gate.
  • · The original duty list has been suspended and we are using a revised list for July and August, this will be reviewed again.
  • · If you access the Clubhouse, you must wipe down all surfaces and handles touched with the sanitizing wipes provided
  • · Galley and kitchen facilities are not available and no duties have been allocated
  • · The bar will be open but providing a limited range of products and contactless payment is preferred.
  • · There will be limited seating available inside and on the balcony. Do not move furniture around or breach any barriers
  • · No changing facilities are available, arrive ready to sail or be prepared to change discretely in the car park.
  • · Use of the toilets is limited, one person at a time, you must wipe down all surfaces and handles touched with the sanitizing wipes provided
  • · All necessary electrical power is ON, do not use the main switch
  • · The basement and race hut basement, are both out of bounds, apart from the safety boat crew when on duty. If you require access to retrieve personal belongings this will be by appointment only.
  • · The race hut is out of bounds, apart from the race officer on duty.
  • · Do not touch other people’s boats or belongings without their consent
  • · Social distancing. Please comply with the latest Government guidelines.
  • · No congregating in groups of larger than 4 people from same family inside.
  • · No congregating in groups of larger than 6 people outside.
  • · Overnight stays are permitted but the use of Galley, changing rooms or showers is not permitted

On Water safety

  • · You must be a competent sailor able to cope with prevailing conditions without any form of assistance.
  • · There will be a safety boat to cover the races on a Sunday but this maybe with reduced volunteers.
  • · Club boats must not be used without being booked in advanced.

Racing

  • We will operate a limited racing program, between 12th July and 30th August there will be one cruiser race in the morning with the normal 10 min window and 2 dinghy pursuit races in the afternoons. For us to enable this to happen all the guidelines must be adhere to.

Safety boat,

  • · Will be manned by one or two people and will, whenever possible, provide support without breaching the current guidance for safe distances.
  • · Care will be needed to launch and recover the safety boat

Race hut

  • · is only for the race officer, unless you are race officer you must not touch any part of the race hut or its contents.

Sailors

  • · You must ensure you are capable of sailing in the conditions. Great care must be taken especially when using a smaller number of crew than the boat is designed for.
  • · To sign on to the race, please advise the race officer without going up stairs.
  • · Results will be published on the website and facebook group ASAP.
  • · You must not congregate on dinghy stagings, slipways or any other area.

Racing

  • We will start racing again on the 12th July there will be one cruiser race starting at 11.30 with the normal 10 minute window, and Two dinghy races, they will both be pursuit races with nominal start times of 13.30 and 15.30 - these start times are approx but the first dinghy pursuit will be a 14.45 finish
  • There are a few changes which are a short term arrangement only, they are valid until the committee publishes otherwise, and are not be a permanent change to the sailing instructions.
  • There is no access to the racehut apart from Race Officer, signing on will be done verbally between Helm/Crew and Race Officer.
  • Handicaps will not be adjusted but if required the number of crew can be varied from the normal levels to allow for current situation, providing it is safe to do so
  • Please ensure that you are capable of being self sufficient while afloat.
  • Officer of the Day
  • Retains the right to cancel racing should they feel it is appropriate to do so.

These measures will be subject to continual review depending on your degree of co-operation and also any changes in Government guidance

 

 

Please find below details of our phased re-opening of the Club.
 
STAGE 1 – LIMITED RETURN TO RECREATIONAL SPORTING ACTIVITY

 

The Club is reopening on Friday 15th May 2020 for Members only with the operating restrictions detailed below. The premise must be to enable exercise in the safest manner we can and so we have looked to minimise the risks to everyone.

Members will be able to attend the club site to work on or use their boats .  We will also enable you to use clubhouse but strictly to access the toilets and we must rely on you to clean touch points thoroughly when entering, using toilets, leaving, and locking the club house and site.  This is to protect members from possible infection – we must do everything we can to prevent spreading the virus and triggering more outbreaks. We will have some sanitizing stations in key locations to help but We need your support and self-policing to make this work as safely as possible.  If there are blatant breaches of these guidelines, we will take action against those involved.  We will not go against Government advice and will update restrictions at TCSC in line with their recommendations.

 Government guidelines can be found at Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support

 

 

STAGE 1 – LIMITED RETURN TO RECREATIONAL SPORTING ACTIVITY

 

The critical core measures remain the same:

  • Maintain strict Social Distancing.
  • Maintain rigorous Hygiene Standards.
  • Do not come to the Club if you have a temperature or been in contact with someone with Covid symptoms in the last 14 days.

General:

  • All activity must be recreational only, there will be no organised racing or social events
  • The gate should always remain locked. Sanitize hands when opening/closing the gate.
  • No Galley/kitchen/bar facilities are available and no duties have been allocated
  • No changing facilities are available,  Arrive and depart ready to get wet or change discretely in car park.
  • Clubhouse access is strictly for use of the toilets only,  One person at a time, and do not move or breach barriers that have been placed in the clubhouse
  • If you access the Clubhouse, you must wipe down all surfaces and handles touched with the sanitizing wipes provided.
  • The toilets lights are now on motion sensors and the taps have been changed to lever style
  • All necessary electrical power is ON, Do not use the main switch
  • Basement, Race hut and Race hut basement are all out of bounds -If you require access this will be by appointment only.
  • Do not touch other people’s boats or belongings without their consent
  • Social distancing. Strictly minimum 2m apart at all times, including 2-man boats (unless within your family group).
  • No congregating inside/outside.
  • Park 4m apart.
  • No overnight stays.

On Water safety

  • There will be no safety cover or safety boat duties allocated
  • Sailing you must be a competent sailor able to cope with prevailing conditions without any form of assistance.
  • Club boats must not be used.

 

These measures will be subject to continual review depending on your degree of co-operation and also any changes in Government guidance 

Regards

Debbie Bailey

Commodore TCSC
14th May 2020

 

 

Tewkesbury Cruising and Sailing Club is a Family Club set in its own Grounds , that has been open since 1960

A small but friendly club with its members having a wide range of skills and interests 

There is racing organised every Sunday throughout the season ( March - December) and Wednesday evenings during the Summer.

Rescue And refreshment facilities are provided at these times , but the club is open to members all week 

Club facilities include changing rooms complete with showers and a Fully equipped kitchen

There are Regular social events 

There is free camping on site for members , and training is also available for Members