This is a return to weekly racing taking into account the guidance provided by the Scottish Government and RYAS regarding activities during COVID. This, coupled with the experience gained through social sailing and two practice events, enables the start of an Autumn Race Series running throughout September and October in a COVID safe manner. Obviously this is not back to normal and there are some specific limitations that apply. We should also be aware of the need to further modify instructions as Lockdown measures are either further lifted or re-imposed.
The following ammendment to the Sailing Instructions has been made, Para 2.3 has been added.
Amendment 1.2 to Sailing Instructions:
2.3 Due to changes in the COVID guidelines we are no longer able to use single boat bubbles and are restricted to a single bubble of 30 people (not boats) on the water, including RIBs. Consequently there may be occasions when there are too many sailors wishing to race. Racers will need to sign on for racing and the RO will inform any above the limit of 28 sailors if they cannot take part at 1330, any entries after this time will only be permitted up to the maximum allowed. In the event of too many racers signing on to race, anyone who has signed up for a duty on DUTYMAN, including later weeks, will have priority for racing. Likewise anyone who is not able to compete due to numbers exceeding the maximum permitted will have priority the following week.