We have been given the OK for casual sailing
But before you do, it is ESSENTIAL THAT YOU READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ATTACHED RISK ASSESSMENT, FAILURE TO DO SO AND FOLLOW THE IMPLEMENTED CONTROLS COULD PUT A STOP TO OUR SAILING.
The sailing should be for exercise and wellbeing and should not be used for social gatherings,. With this in mind (for those not working) it may be worthwhile considering sailing during the week rather than at weekends, we would however suggest that you arrange for a ‘sailing buddy’ to be present for safety reasons.
Please only sail when conditions are well within your level of competence.(No rescue Cover) We do not want any accidents or need to involve the emergency services. The use of mast head floats would reduce the risk of the mast getting stuck in the mud if you did capsize and members should consider their use. .
Norfolk Wildlife Trust have requested that we try to keep 10 metres away from the reed margins when sailing and keep out of the woods to avoid disturbing nesting birds, also to take care when turning over upturned boats to ensure that any nesting birds are not disturbed
Remember to bring and use your hand sanitiser.
We will be monitoring government guidelines and hopefully in the near future we will be able to implement some form of racing..
Enjoy your sailing,
Stuart Highfield – Commondore
Mike Horwitz – Safety Officer