Return to Sailing Plan in a COVID Safe Environment.
Risk conditions to be followed till further notice.
The following is a summary of requirements which are detailed in the RMYC PH Sailing COVID-19 Plan updated 13th October 2021.-
Skippers need to ensure that their crews are briefed and comply with the requirements.
Skippers seen to be not complying may be considered a breach of Rule 69.1, Racing Rules of Sailing shall be denied race results and race entry.
- Skippers to confirm that all crew of age 16 plus have a Australian Government certified fully vaccinated COVID-19 certificate. Skipper shall ensure that all crew age 16 plus carry a copy of their COVID-19 certificate at all times and can produce a copy if requested by a State Official or PH Sailing Committee Member.
- Get in, Sail and get out; Sailors should come dressed to race. On completion drop off and return home.
- Sharing of equipment (winch handle, sheets and halyards) should be avoided and if necessary, should be kept to a minimum.
- Comply with one person per 2 square metres of deck space. Passing in the cockpit or on deck is permitted.
- Follow the one person per 4 square metres for inside and 2 square metres for outside areas to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people.
- Avoid physical contact.
- Skippers to provide hand wash/sanitizer and ensure crew know the current COVID rules and restrictions.
- Results will be on the web after each race.
- No Official Sailing Presentations or Functions will be conducted until further Covid Restrictions are reviewed.
- Skippers identified to be not complying with this Plan shall be denied race results and race entry.
- Use of RMYC tender is subject to the Club rules with a minimum of 20 persons to gather on the marina.
- We encourage the use of COVID Safe App whilst engaging in activities associated with PH Sailing.
- 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).