Within the current Government Covid restrictions, sailing continues at the club with racing formally arranged for Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. To check what is happening, the latest sailing programme is always available on the Sailing Programme 2021 page.
Informal sailing is also being arranged for some Saturday afternoons. Make sure you are signed up to the club’s ‘Sailing’ WhatsApp group for up-to-date information. Remember that you can only sail when the safety boat is launched, so attendance must be agreed via the group.
Now that sailing is back at SWSC, don’t forget the 2 day Easter Series on Easter Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday. Racing starts at 1.00 pm on both days and while the summer-like weather of the last few days may have left us, it looks like there will be plenty wind. Good luck if you’re racing!!
Finally, the current lockdown is edging towards an end, which means from 31st March we can get back to sailing!!
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With sailing resuming at SWSC from 31 March, now is the time to renew your membership. It’s a simple 2-step online process to renew and all details are on the Membership renewal 2021 page.
The Frostbite Series results are now uploaded via the Results 2020 page. Congratulations Mike Goodwin.
If you haven’t already seen John H’s WhatsApp communication the results of the Captain v Commodore Trophy race on 27 September are now on the Results 2020 page. Congratulations to the Commodore’s team!
Socially distanced sailing returned at SWSC on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, so just in time to squeeze in one day of the Spring Bank Series. See the race results on the Results 2020 page.
Yorkshire Water has confirmed that sailing can now resume at Scammonden Water as long as Covid-19 risk mitigation is strictly observed in line with government directives.
A risk assessment/method statement document has been made available by the sailing club and can be viewed here.
Sailing commences on Monday 25 May @ 13.00 for SWSC members. If you do intend sailing make sure you have read the above document and strictly observe guidance on the day.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Following the latest ‘Stay at home’ directive from the UK government, the SWSC committee has agreed that whilst this directive is in place NO SAILING will take place at Scammonden.
UK Government information
Obviously it is hoped this situation will not last too long, but as yet we simply don’t know. Let’s just hope for the best!! Many thanks for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.
Friday, 20 March 2020
Following the week’s, and particularly this afternoon’s developments, Scammonden Water Sailing Club has regrettably come to the conclusion that, with immediate effect, all organised activities at SWSC including social, racing and training are postponed until further notice.
UK Government information
However, in support of the health and wellbeing advice issued by the UK government it is agreed that ad-hoc sailing can still continue at Scammonden Water but it is essential that all sailors comply with government guidelines on frequent hand washing and social distancing. This must include on and around the water as well as the OD hut, changing rooms and clubhouse facilities.
Ad-hoc sailing sessions will be communicated using our club member’s WhatsApp groups. If sailing is to take place a manned safety boat must be launched and ready.
Please act responsibly and follow government advice. If you are displaying any symptoms or believe you may be a risk, follow the self-isolation process and do not visit the club.
Many thanks for your support and understanding and let us all look forward to enjoying the activities of the club again when this situation has ended, hopefully soon!