Please view dutyman rota if there are changes to this programme
To view the latest Hollowell COVID risk assessment - go here.
To view our Covid 19 Operational Approach document (Return to Sailing) - go here
We are currently experimenting with two different types of 'self-managed' racing. Full SAILING INSTRUCTIONS can be found here
For recreational sailing - Duty officers holding PB2 certificates required. Handicap races now have two members on the water, one patrol boat with PB2 driver and a Duty Officer. Please use the following links. duty rota
In preparation for the reopening of the club and the resumption of sailing the changing rooms and toilets will be open and available to members during the normal sailing calendar. We have introduced a number of precautions which will help to reduce the risks of members contracting Covid 19. Firstly I would ask that all members familiarise themselves with Government Guidelines and treat the club environment in much the same way as workplaces, shops and offices where other people are likely to be and may well have touched multiple surfaces.
The club has been extensively cleaned and sanitised throughout and will be cleaned hereafter every week for the foreseeable future. You will note upon arrival at the clubhouse that there is a one way system in place to allow the facilities to be used without compromising the 2 metre social distancing rule. Please follow the arrows throughout the club and honour the 2 metre markers in and around the buildings. You will also note a sanitisation point in the foyer where you will be invited to use hand sanitiser provided by the club. This should be used in addition to normal hand washing and drying protocol. You may prefer to bring along your own towel for hand drying. Further sanitisation points are available in the changing rooms and the workshop.
The Galley, Bar and Lounge will remain closed and the showers are also out of use. However if a shower is needed as a matter of urgency the unit in the disabled toilet is working and available to members. The 2 metre rule will severely restrict the numbers able to use the changing rooms so the Naseby Lodge has been set up as an overflow should there be a problem with capacity. Members are encouraged to arrive ready to sail or to change discreetly in the boat park or by their cars.
The House Manager is contactable on 07817 680548 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and welcomes any further suggestions which may be helpful.
Happy Sailing everyone.
We understand that some members cannot sail at the moment as they do not have a boat. From this Sunday 28th of June you will be able to use a Club Hireboat for FREE until further notice.
The process will be as follows:
Boat Hire Information HERE
All of the above Training elements are subject to government and RYA guidance. Should this guidance change then these plans may have to change.
We are setting BoW up to happen on three Thursday evenings starting in July.
The course would be for single handers only (or families in double handers). Instruction would be limited to onshore training and instruction from a safety boat. (No instructors in double handers).
If it went well and there was demand we could re-run in August.
Pricing - £24 for the three weeks. (this is the normal price). Boat ‘hire’ free.
COURSE DETAILS ON WEBCOLLECT
We think there is a demand to get children back on the water
This will be in the following format:
Windsurfing 20-21 July Max 12 Three groups of 4
Dinghy Coaching 22-24 July Max 15 in three bubbles of 5
& 29-31 July Max 15 in three bubbles of 5
Each bubble will be distanced from the other bubbles, have their own rigging areas, briefing areas etc. They will keep a boat for the 3 day duration and will keep the same BA, helmets etc.
On the basis that the Dinghy Week coaching works well we would reintroduce Sunday Coaching, based on the same principles.
As you know we provide quality RYA approved dinghy training to Adults and Children. Although we rely on a small number of fully qualified Senior and Dinghy Instructors HSC could not function without a Team of Assistant Instructors (AI). Teaching others to sail is a very rewarding experience, and even helps you improve your own sailing.
The AI qualification involves just 2 ½ days training, all at HSC and run internally, and free to members. At HSC we now run (simultaneously) two courses, one for Adults and one for the more experienced, and responsible Juniors, such as those who have gone through an external Squad. So if you would like to be more involved in promoting sailing and helping juniors or adults to sail then please put your name forward, and drop an email to Clive. Courses will only run if there are enough attendees.
Out of hours use of the Club, grounds and facilities
Thinking of joining us? We suggest you make a visit to the Sailing Club; have a chat and a look around. See our 'Sailing Programme' for opening times. Contact our Membership Secretary - Ruth Cross, if you have a query.