BBQ 25th August 2021

We intend to have a joint venture between the race committee and social committee on Wednesday evening the 25th August to coincide with the end of the Wednesday nights racing for this month. This is open to all, not just those out racing.

A burger with cheese & salad along with a soft drink will be available at the cost of £3.00 each. Vegetarian alternatives will also be available. Food will be available from 19.30hrs. Homemade ice cream will be available at 50 pence per carton.

All members who would like to attend and meet up with other members for a chat are most welcome and if you could give me a call and  if the skippers of each yacht could ask their respective crew the number who will be having a burger and get back to me so we can ensure there is enough food for everyone.

For the Racers we will announce the results of this months races.

We hope this will be well supported which will allow us to do this regularly.

Kind regards Race & Social Committees.

Please contact Kyle Stewart

    Mob 07747895757

    Email  kyle529940 @ gmail.com

RYA Scotland Advice Beyond Level 0

Beyond Level 0 Guidance for Boating in Scotland 9th August 2021
Most legal restrictions relating to Covid-19 will be lifted on the 9th August 2021 when Scotland moves to ‘Beyond Level 0’. This includes restrictions on physical distancing and the size of social gatherings. Additionally, no businesses will have to legally remain closed.
Whilst these changes will signal the end of most restrictions for boating activity, the Scottish Government has advised a set of baseline measures that should be maintained. These include:

  • Good hand hygiene and surface cleaning.
  • Continued promotion of good ventilation.
  • Requirement for face coverings in certain settings (e.g., public transport, retail).
  • Continued compliance with Test and Protect, including self-isolation when necessary.
  • Ongoing need for outbreak management capability, including active surveillance.

In some cases these are still backed by legislation.
It is the responsibility of each organisation to ensure that full risk assessments, processes and mitigating actions continue to be applied before any boating activity takes place and to check if the activity is in an area which is subject to additional Scottish Government localised measures and restrictions.
Organisations should regularly review their risk assessments and procedures, taking in feedback from staff, volunteers and participants. This is particularly important when a local outbreak has been reported and consideration given to additional whether mitigating actions should be put in place to reduce risk. This may, for example, include suspending activity, enhancing hygiene and physical distancing measures, or introducing additional activity restrictions.
The Scottish Government may update or change Levels and restrictions at any time, including local areas subject to them. Therefore, COVID officers should regularly check Coronavirus (COVID-19): Local Protection Levels.

What does this mean for boating?
There are no longer any restrictions on numbers of people gathering outdoors or restrictions on physical distancing.
This means that you can have multiple households on a boat without the need for physical distancing. It also means that there are no COVID restrictions on running events on the water of less than 5000 people.
Activity bubbles are no longer required but organised activity will still require to capture participant information for test and protect (see below).
What does this mean indoors?
Indoors includes classroom-based activities, Sea Survival Courses, overnight accommodation and indoor hospitality.
There are no physical distancing requirements indoors, however face coverings remain a legal requirement in public indoor places which will include club and training centre facilities. There are specific exemptions for people who cannot wear face coverings and activity taking place indoors which will include organised training activity and staying overnight aboard for training purposes. The regulations provide an exemption for exercise, which would include the practical elements of a sea survival course and for eating and drinking.
Changing facilities and showers can be opened and should be operated and cleaned in accordance with the sportscotland guidance ‘Getting your facilities fit for sport
It is recommended that ventilation in all facilities, including changing rooms, should be monitored to maintain levels of CO2 between 800 – 1000ppm. You may want to consider buying a CO2 monitor to help with this.
For indoor hospitality, including social activities around a sailing event some mitigations such as the wearing of face coverings and collecting of contact details to comply with Test and Protect remain as a legal requirement, please see the hospitality guidance FAQs for more information.
Close Contacts 
The requirements for close contacts will change from the 9th of August. Adults identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will also no longer be automatically required to self-isolate for 10 days.
A ‘close contact’ is someone who has been physically close enough (less than 2metres) to the confirmed case for a long enough period of time, that they may have had the virus transmitted to them. The risk of the virus being transmitted is higher the closer the contact, the greater the exposure to respiratory droplets (for example from coughing), and the longer the duration of the contact. This may include indoor hospitality, indoor training settings including overnight aboard in a shared cabin or saloon and instructors teaching in a dinghy or powerboat for example. Anyone who is double vaccinated with at least two weeks passed since their second dose and who has no symptoms will be able to end self-isolation if they return a negative PCR test. The same conditions will also apply to anyone aged between five and 17 years old, even if they have not been vaccinated. The requirement to take a PCR test will not apply to children under the age of five.
Organisations should be aware that there are differing levels in confidence of participants, volunteers, instructors and coaches as restrictions are easing. Please act respectfully and ensure that expectations are clear before an activity takes place. Some people also may not have had both doses of the vaccine and so may be more cautious around face coverings and physical distancing.
If you require further assistance with the current guidance, please contact RYA Scotland admin@ryascotland.org.uk

Club Barbecue on 28th July

BBQ

We intend to have a joint venture between the race committee and social convenor this Wednesday evening the 28th July to coincide with the end of the Wednesday nights racing for this month. This is open to all, not just those out racing.

A burger with cheese & salad along with a soft drink will be available at the cost of £3.00 each. Vegetarian alternatives will also be available. Food will be available from 19.30hrs.

All members who would like to attend and meet up with other members for a chat are most welcome and if you could give me a call also if the skippers of each yacht could ask their respective crew the number who will be having a burger and get back to me so we can ensure there is enough food for everyone.

For the Racers we will announce the results of this month’s races.

We hope this will be well supported which will allow us to do this regularly.

Kind regards Race & Social Committees.

Please contact Kyle Stewart

Work Party 12th June 2021

We would ask that Boat owners recently lifted in, take advantage of what could be the last weekend without cars in the compound, we need to tidy up any leftover materials and stack or remove cradles to allow access and safe parking for vehicles.

If this clear up is well supported and completed over the weekend TCC Council intends to reopen the compound on Monday the 14th of June, We would ask that you continue to follow Covid protocol of social distancing along with good hand hygiene practice and regularly use the hand sanitiser station provided. Gloves will not be required for those going out to their boats, provided good hand hygiene is seen to be used.

For those with boats still out of the water or those using club dinghy and oars, workshop tools and equipment, which are touched regularly by multiple members, all the rules still apply including wearing glove and masks.

Any members found not to be adhering to TCC Rules i.e. wearing masks and gloves where appropriate using hand sanitiser, spraying touch points before and after use, disposing of Covid related rubbish in the correct bins, then they will be in breach of TCC Rules and dealt with appropriately.

NB. Just because you are allowed does not mean you have to, anyone wishing to continue wearing their gloves and masks going to their boat has the freedom to continue this practice.

We trust we can rely on your cooperation in these matters and continued support in keeping our club safe and functional.

Regards Covid team, Compound convenor and compound committee.