Covid Response

 

Update 15/6/2021 

HI All

I hope you are keeping well, we are getting closer, but still not restriction free and due to the delay in easing of restrictions we will have to cancel the fitting out party on the 25th June, Hazels Birthday party on the 26th of June and the Discover sailing day on July the 3rd.

The caterers will instead be providing the food at the cheese and wine party on the Friday night of the Regatta on Sept 10th

We ask that you continue to follow the rules, the Bar and Galley is table service only, Inside it is seated groups of 6 or two families and outside we can have groups of 30. Masks should be worn while walking around inside.

Please continue to respect peoples personal space and follow a good hygiene routine - HANDS FACE SPACE!

Don't forget we have the Mini Regatta this weekend and the Live music night on July the 17th as well as sailing and the bar open every Wednesday evening and Sunday.

In addition to this we will be opening the Bar on some Saturdays evenings, 26th June and 3rd and 10th July initially with more dates to be added for August.

On these evenings the BBQ will be lit for people to cook their own food, bring a picnic or takeaway or just enjoy a chilled drink from the bar.

hope to see you all soon

Regards
Debbie

 

 

 Covid Update -  After Monday 17th May, Members will be allowed to sit indoors,  please do not move the furniture around.  It will still be table service for bar and galley,  please do no approach the bar or galley.

Masks are required inside when not seated, Please remember to respect other people’s space all around the site including on the balcony, dinghy park, slipways etc. and please continue to sanitize your hands on a regular basis

 

 

 

31/3/2021 

 

 

TCSC  2021 SEASON UPDATE BY TYPE OF ACTIVITY

 

 


Spring clean working parties. We will be holding working parties on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of April, these will be outdoor only working parties. If you are unable to attend on the 2nd or 3rd but would like to help, please let us know as we can schedule some alternative dates for individuals to attend site and do some tasks. We have a board with a list of jobs in the clubhouse ready for the weekend.  Some people have already volunteered for specific duties for which I thank them and also offer my thanks in advance to anybody that helps prepare the site for the season ahead. We cannot use the Galley this weekend, so please bring your own drinks and snacks to keep you going.

Sailing. Sailing can start as planned on the 4th and 5th of April, but we cannot open the changing rooms, We hope to be able to open the changing rooms after the 12th of April and start the Bar series sailing on Wednesday 14th April.

Bar and Galley. 18th of April we will be re-opening the Bar and Galley, but you will need to eat and drink outside and follow any instructions we publish either via email or on site as they will be operating in a approved way for the current restrictions. We cannot have more than one volunteer in the galley each so there will be a limited galley service of donuts, cheese toasties and tea or coffee.  Members must still not use the galley at anytime.

Duties.   Dutyman will be updated, thank you for all those that have volunteered to do your duties, the club is run by volunteers for the benefit of us all so we all need to do our share.

Boats. All Cruisers must be launched or removed from site by the 31st May as per the club rule. All Dinghies must be moved from the Winter storage by the 30th April, we have extended this from the 15th of April for this year only, failure to comply with this rule causes extra work for the people involved in keeping the site tidy. The contractors are back on site starting to tidy it but they are unable to move peoples boats and this impacts the amount of work for volunteers.  

Dinghy park and Moorings listings are published in the club house window so they can be seen without going into the clubhouse, please ensure you check your allocation.

If the deadlines for moving boats is likely to cause an issue it is essential that you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise of the issue so a solution can be agreed upon.

 

Social Events. Currently we are planning to have a fitting out style party on the 25th June, Hopefully this will be very popular and people will be keen to catch up with each other> we have engaged a catering company for this event so we will request numbers nearer the time. We will also look to arrange more events now we have a better understanding of the situation.

Regattas. The Main Regatta will be on the 10th, 11th and 12th Sept and the Mini Regatta will be on the 19th and 20th June

Open Day and Training – Open day is provisionally set for Sat 3d of July if you would like to help please let us know. Training, James will we working on this from when we return to sailing and updates will follow, again if you would like to help or would like to receive training please let us know.

 

New season activities by dates, please remember some dates set out in the latest roadmap could still change

This step is going ahead as the agreed date of the 29th March so I am pleased to be able to confirm this step in our road to recovery.
Outdoor sports can re-open, including formally organized outdoor sports

The Rule of Six will apply outdoors

The stay at home rule will end, but people are still urged to stay local

What this means to TCSC, we can start boating, but no changing rooms, no overnight stays on cruisers, no bar or galley, we must still maintain our distance from each other.

 

12th April – this step is also looking very likely but is not yet confirmed.
Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customer sitting outdoors.

Gyms and indoor sports can resume

UK domestic Holidays away from home are permitted with self-contain accommodation by members of the same household

What this means to TCSC, The Bar and Galley can serve outdoor customers, Cruiser owners can stay on boats, we can open changing rooms.  Members must still maintain our distance from each other and cannot use the galley

 

17th May - this step is also looking very likely but is not yet confirmed.
People can meet in group of up to 30 outdoors

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customer seated indoors

What this means to TCSC Bar and Galley can serve seated indoor customers.

 

21st June

No legal limits on social contact

What this means to TCSC – Back to normal, but please bear in mind the hygiene and social distancing standards that we have all become familiar with.

 

I would like to thank you all again for supporting myself, the committee and the club over what has been a very challenging time for everyone.  Most people have abided by the rules even though its been hard, and your support in that is appreciated. Please can I take this opportunity to remind you, these are unprecedented times and the club has to abide by the legal requirements placed upon us, so please carry on abiding by the rules, it is essential everybody does and hopefully it is just for a short while longer then we can return to normal club life. I really am looking forward to the season ahead and I hope you are as well, please carry on taking care and see you soon

 

Regards

Debbie Bailey

Commodore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd March 2021

 

New Season update by type of activity


Spring clean working parties. The original planned dates of 21st and 28Th March are not suitable due to the current restrictions, which are that until the 29th the site is closed to all members apart from essential maintenance. The RYA have deemed tasks needed to allow the club to reopen on the 29th as essential, so some of the committee will be visiting the site on the 28th to look at the site, assess the priority of work to be carried out and see what we can do on that day. We then propose to have working parties on the 2nd and 3rd of April, these will be outdoor only working parties. If you are unable to attend on the 2nd or 3rd but would like to help, please let us know as we can schedule some alternative dates for individuals to attend site and do some tasks. We must achieve a balance between the number of people on site at any one time and getting the site ready for us all to enjoy over the summer.

 

Sailing. Sailing can start as planned on the 4th and 5th of April, but we cannot open the changing rooms, We hope to be able to open the changing rooms after the 12th of April and start the Bar series on Wednesday 14th April.

 

Bar and Galley. 18th of April we will be re-opening the Bar and Galley, but you will need to eat and drink outside and follow any instructions we publish either via email or on site. There will be a limited galley service as we cannot have more than one volunteer in the galley each day.

 

Duties. Due to the restrictions we will initially be under, We have cancelled all duties for Bar or Galley up to and including the 16th May so if you had Bar or duties in that date range, or you haven’t yet selected your duty dates, please can I ask that you go to dutyman and book some duties. Dutyman will close on the 15th March, after that date we will assign the rest of the duties.

 

Boats. All Cruisers must be launched or removed from site by the 31st May as per the normal rules. All Dinghies must be moved from the Winter storage by the 30th April, we have extended this from the 15th of April for this year only, failure to comply with this rule causes extra work for the people involved in keeping the site tidy. The contractors are unable to move peoples boats and this impacts the amount of the site they can keep tidy for us, which in turn increases the amount of work for volunteers. Dinghy park and Moorings listings will be published in the club house from the 29th March onwards, they will be posted on the window so they can been seen without going into the clubhouse.

If the deadlines for moving boats is likely to cause an issue it is essential that you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise of the issue so a solution can be agreed upon.

 

Social Events. Currently we are planning to have a fitting out style party on the 25th June, Hopefully this will be very popular and people will be keen to catch up with each other, We will request numbers nearer the time to assist with the catering for this event. We will also look to arrange more events now we have a better understanding of the situation.

 

Regattas. The Main Regatta will be on the 10th, 11th and 12th Sept and the Mini Regatta will be on the 19th and 20th June

 

Open Day and Training – this is still currently under review, if you would like to help with either, please let us know.

 

New season activities by dates, please remember this is the current dates set out in the latest roadmap and could change


29th March
Outdoor sports can re-open, including formally organized outdoor sports

The Rule of Six will apply outdoors

The stay at home rule will end, but people are still urged to stay local

What this means to TCSC, We can start sailing, but no changing rooms, no overnight stays on cruisers, no bar or galley, we must maintain our distance from each other.

 

12th April
Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customer sitting outdoors

Gyms and indoor sports can resume

UK domestic Holidays away from home are permitted with self-contain accommodation by members of the same household

What this means to TCSC, The Bar and Galley can serve outdoor customers, Cruiser owners can stay on boats, we can open changing rooms

 

17th May

People can meet in group of up to 30 outdoors

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customer seated indoors

What this means to TCSC Bar and Galley can serve seated indoor customers.

 

21st June

No legal limits on social contact

What this means to TCSC – Back to normal, but please bear in mind the hygiene and social distancing standards that we have all become familiar with.

 

Thank you all again for supporting myself and the club over what has been a very challenging time for everyone, I really am looking forward to the season ahead and hope to see you soon.

 

Debbie Bailey

Commodore

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/1/2021 - Update 

I am sure you will all have seen the news yesterday regarding the new National Lockdown in England.

Therefore the Clubhouse and facilities are officially closed and out of bounds and the site the site is closed during the lockdown, other than for essential maintenance.

Looking forward we had already planned a slight delay with the 21st and 28th of March weekends planned as working parties for the spring cleaning.

Our Spring sailing program is due to start one week later that normal on the 4th April. Whilst it is difficult to predict anything at the moment I am hopeful that we will be back on the water as planned. please follow guidelines and stay safe until then.

I would like to thank all the members that have renewed already and remind those that haven't the deadline for renewal is January the 28th to avoid any late fees.

The Committee are working in preparation for the new season, and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the club when it is safe to do so.

As always if you have any questions then please let me know.

 

Regards

Debbie

Commodore

 

 

UPDATED 2/11 

COVID update


As of Wednesday night due to Covid lockdown regulations will be NO access to the club house or any organised sailing. We have to close the club for four weeks.

We are still waiting to hear if we can allow boat owners to attend to their boats on site during the next period of lockdown so if you are able to move your boat from mooring or dinghy park to winter storage before Thursday I would recommend you do so. Once we have confirmation about access to the site I will update you about site access but the clubhouse will be out of bounds from Wednesday night for the 4 weeks of lockdown, or longer if the lockdown is extended.

 

 

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