Return to Sailing Plan in a COVID Safe Environment.
Risk conditions to be followed till further notice.
This document must be read and complied with by each skipper in order to race.
Skippers need to ensure that their crews are briefed and comply with the following requirements.
Skippers seen to be not complying will be asked to leave and denied entry.
- Get in, Sail and get out; Sailors should come dressed to race. On completion drop off and return home;
- Racing can resume as long as the Public Health Order is complied with;
- Bring your own water bottle, towel and other personal equipment to avoid sharing where possible;
- Skippers to provide hand wash/sanitizer and ensure crew know the current COVID rules and restrictions;
- Ensure good hand hygiene before and after sailing;
- Avoid physical contact;
- Arrive dressed and ready to sail;
- Stay home if you have a cough, are unwell or have a high temperature;
- Don’t share drinks or towels;
- Sharing of equipment (winch handle, sheets and halyards) should be avoided and if necessary, should be kept to a minimum;
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where reasonably practicable. Passing in the cockpit or on deck is permitted;
- Follow the one person per 4 square metres rule ashore to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people;
- Contact Tracing records must be kept by completing the form on the race page for each race;
- We encourage the use of COVIDSafe App whilst at our club;
- 10 persons maximum per boat;
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m and not share equipment. Recreational boating is exempt from the 4m2 rule. ie- Sitting close to other people on the rail of a yacht is not maintaining social distancing, but working together to tack, gybe or round a mark is acceptable;
- Results will be on the web after each race;
- There will be no presentation, but the winner can pickup the meat tray from the bar;
- Return to Sailing Covid Advice on Hygiene in the Sailing Environment
- Providing education material for club members to promote required behaviors (e.g. regular and thorough hand washing, covering mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve during coughing/ sneezing). Suggested Australian Government and WHO resources:
- Displaying appropriate education material within sporting environments and facilities. Suggested Australian Government and WHO resources:
- Safework NSW have released a detailed resource libary which might be useful to your club.
- Education of community sailing members on hygiene practices and promote required behaviours relevant to their environment.
- No sharing of drink bottles, clothing, food and towels etc.
- No sharing of equipment without an appropriate cleaning protocol, in between sessions – Lifejackets, winch handles, beach trolleys etc
- Recommend community sport members download the Australian Government COVID-19 contact tracing app (COVIDSafe).