1st December 2020
CHIPSTEAD SAILING CLUB – CORONAVIRUS PROCEDURES FROM 2nd DECEMBER 2020
As you will be aware the Government’s Winter Plan comes into force from 2nd December, establishing a revised Tier system of restrictions as to what can and cannot be done. The Sailing Club, as indeed the whole of Kent, comes within the Tier 3 category and in the light of the Government restrictions for this Tier and having considered the RYA Guidance to date thereon, the General Committee has decided the following steps will apply from 2nd December until further notice:
Finally, this procedure has been drafted based on RYA guidance issued on 30th November, but they emphasise that they are seeking further clarification from the Government ahead of providing any further guidance. We will monitor this closely and advise if any change is needed to the above.
Membership renewal invitations will be emailed to members on or about 29 December. Changes need to be made to the membership system meanwhile, so please do not attempt to renew until you receive your email invitation.
New members wanting to join the club are asked to do so from 1 January for the membership year 2021.
The AGM was held at the CSC under strict Covid rules including face shields and temperature ch_ecks taken from every attendee. The 2 meter rule was also enforced during the meeting.
These are some photos of the Top Dog Trophy here taken on Sunday 27th October.
Also courtesy of Bob Murrell, here is a video showing the racing from G 3020. For those not present, conditions changed quite a bit during the racing!
The results for races are here.
On Saturday 10th October Robert Daws was presented with a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Lifetime Commitment Award by Ian Walker, MBE, the President of Chipstead Sailing Club and Director of Racing at the RYA. Ian himself sailed at Chipstead from the age of 8 and attended Sevenoaks School, before establishing his racing career.
Usually this would have been awarded by Princess Anne at an event in London, however Covid has meant a move to local presentation.
Rob Daws’ father had been one of the early members of the club in 1953 and Rob started sailing at Chipstead in 1954, with his sisters crewing for him. He became a full member in 1956 and has been a member ever since.