Coronavirus update – May 2020

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I hope that you are keeping safe and well in the current times.

Following the Government’s announcements on Coronavirus this week, the Committee has been holding one of it’s regular Meetings (using “Zoom”) and has decided that limited sailing can now take place in line with RYA guidance, which can be found at

It is important to remember that this is not a return to normal operations or Club activities. Most importantly, the Clubhouse and premises will remain closed to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus.

What does this mean if you want to sail on the river?

  • you must observe social distancing rules, while on the water, launching and car parking
  • remember that there are no toilet, washing, refreshment or changing facilities
  • you are responsible for your own safety, so make sure you are equipped for the conditions
  • don’t use the Clubhouse or premises. If you want access to the Mate’s Store, you must arrange this beforehand with the Commodore, Steve Axford

These arrangements are obviously subject to change and will be updated by the Committee as and when necessary.

On the social side, here are a few dates for you diary:

On Saturday 6th June, from 7.30pm until 9pm,  there will be a Midsummer Social using “Zoom”, with an illustrated presentation by Ian Purkis on The voyage of “Eowyn”, Philip David’s Cornish Crabber, from Cornwall to Scotland in 2019”. The Zoom link will be provided nearer the time.

If you need advice on how to set up “Zoom” or how to use it, please get in touch and we will try to help.

If you like a quiz, Fran is currently running a nautical-related quiz on the Club’s Facebook page,

Finally, we have started using a Mailing List manager called MailChimp, so these emails might look a bit different. Hopefully, you should be able to view them on whatever device you use. If not, please get in touch.

Stay Safe and Keep well

Steve Kerslake
YOSC Secretary