A week on from my initial email to you and how things have changed! I am sure that I am not the only one listening to the news and being astounded at the speed at which things are developing.
On Monday evening, Horning Sailing Club held its first virtual Management Committee meeting to discuss what we need to do as a club to make sure you all stay healthy and well. As a result, we have the following update:
We will be postponing the start of the sailing season until the end of April at the earliest. During this time, we will continue to monitor the situation and update you if there are any changes. Due to this postponement, all events during this time have been cancelled. For clarity here is a list of these events:
In addition, the clubhouse, galley, and toilets will remain locked until further notice.
We will also be postponing the registration evening and start of the Training Centre. We will give further advice in due course, as this will also be dependant on getting the boats ready for training once restrictions are lifted.
A decision will be made regarding the 2020 Three Rivers Race after Easter and communicated out at that time.
All Thursday and Saturday Working Parties have also been cancelled until further notice.
At the 2019 AGM, it was proposed that we would hold an EGM this spring to showcase plans for a replacement clubhouse. We have been working hard on getting the necessary information available for this meeting, however, this is now postponed.
Whilst we are all ‘sailing remotely’ the committee is looking at other activities we can take part in as a club to keep spirits high during this difficult time. Please keep an eye out for an email coming out soon with more details. Alternatively, if you have any suggestions or ideas please let the communications committee know at email@example.com.
As all non-essential travel is now prohibited, we do not envisage members will be using the island. If, however, coming to the island is an essential journey for yourselves it is paramount that you follow the government guidelines available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are unprecedented times, and I want to take some time to say thank you to the club community for your supportive messages – it is truly a testament to our spirit and something we can all be proud of. Please stay safe during this time and I will hope to see you all out on the water once this has blown over.
Horning Sailing Club has been an RYA Training Centre since 2002, providing dinghy sailing courses for juniors, along with keelboat sailing and powerboat courses for adults
Horning Sailing Club was a finalist in the RYA Club of the Year contest for 2014 and 2015.
Horning Sailing Club is an RYA Champion Club.
Horning Sailing Club is a member of the RYA OnBoard scheme.