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News and Future 23Mar Archive Future

26 April Zoom Committee meeting

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11 April Video of sailing on 4 and 11 April put on YouTube by Josh.   

04 April  The first racing since 3 November 2019 after relaxing of Covid restrictions. Easter Egg Trophy results, photos and story.

25 March The RYA have revised their Roadmap for starting sailing.

23 March Every 4 years a new edition of the RRS (Racing Rules of Sailing) is published by World Sailing; this year’s edition, 2021-2024, has been published which means sailors should be aware of the changes. The RYA published “RYA Racing Rules Guidance 2021-2024” which includes “Changes to the Racing Rules from January 2021”. It is very long, 116 pages, fortunately only pages 16 to 24 deal with changes. I don’t think there are any game changers.  

19 March Good news!

Road map to resuming activities    
Provisional Program  

We intend to resume sailing at the Club on Sunday afternoons from Easter Sunday, 4 April. Each week thereafter until restrictions are lifted further, there will be 3 series races (at 13.30, 14.30 & 15.30). The patrol boat will be manned from 13.00 and members may also sail recreationally or kayak. On Easter Sunday itself we will be sailing for the Easter Egg trophy.

As always the Committee have followed Government advice and taken heed of RYA advice. Accordingly, and most regrettably, the Clubhouse itself has to remain closed for the time being. The "Rule of 6" applies and members who are not involved with sailing should not visit the Club. Members who are present to sail must keep their social interaction to a minimum.

We hope that these restrictions will be relaxed at the next step, effectively from Sunday 23 May, when all members will be able to congregate outside. At this point we anticipate resuming a full day's sailing programme and some form of teas/lunches will be available.

From Sunday 27 June we hope that the customary programme of activities will be possible. We hope to hold a Club open Week-end in early July.

Members who do come to the Club to sail etc in the first few weeks will need to be self sufficient, as only limited assistance will be available. They must follow the safety protocol set out in "PROCEDURES TO BE OBSERVED  FOR AQSC SAILING AND BOATING ACTIVITIES".

Sadly the opportunity for members to crew (what the RYA term "mixed household sailing") is likely to be very limited. Note that the changing rooms will not be available, although access to the toilets will be permitted. The bar and refreshment facilities must not be used.



Photos from events are in Google Photos and stories are in the Stories page

Weather forecast for Hampton  
BBC, Metcheck, MetOffice.
Environment Agency, River Conditions

Dutyman  All duties and Duty reminder emails are suspended until further notice.

Road map to resuming activities    

RYA London and South East News.

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28 January Thames Water have installed a new combo lock on the outer gate to Lower Sunbury Rd; after setting the code the button on the bottom needs to be pressed to unlock. This replaces the old multiple locks. You should all have received the new combo number from Graham Thompson. If not please contact him.