UPDATED 20th March 2021
Further to the government’s recent unveiling of the road map out of national lockdown restrictions and in line with RYA guidance we are happy to advise that the club can begin to reopen from 29-March-21.
Whilst it is disappointing that full services cannot resume straight away, we will continue to work hard to ensure that we can continue to support the restart of activities at the club safely and timely as soon as the government’s roadmap and RYA guidance allows.
For further information on the planned reopening and estimated timescales please refer to the Revised plan for restarting sailing safely at KWSC
Before your visit it is important that you are familiar with the ground rules and risk assessments that we have put in place to ensure your safety whilst visiting the club. Please see as per the links at the bottom of this page. Also, to assist answering any questions you may have please see as follows:
What activity will resume from 29-March?
The club will re-open for outdoor activities: casual sailing, windsurfing & SUP, limited organized activity like dinghy racing.
Will the club house be open?
No – the club house may only be accessed for use of the toilet. There will be no access for changing, use of the galley or sheltering until a later stage.
Do I need to book my attendance?
Yes – please ensure to book your attendance prior to your visit using the online system. It is a requirement that there is a record of your visit for track and trace purposes. Please ensure to include the number of people in your party. In cases of track and trace we will contact the party lead only.
Can I sail with members from different households?
Yes – however please ensure to read the RYA guidance
Will there be safety cover?
Yes – safety cover will be arranged but only during organized activity (e.g. weekends, during dinghy racing). For all other times ensure to check weather conditions before attending and assess again before going afloat. Ensure you are confident to handle any prevailing conditions, sail in less wind than you would normally be happy to sail in. This particularly applies to junior members, who need supervision by their parents/guardians at all times whilst on the water.
Can I stay overnight?
No – unfortunately overnight stays will not be possible until 12-April (at the earliest) for those who have caravans, campervans, tents or boats with self-contained facilities (e.g. toilet/bathroom). From 17-May (at the earliest) overnight stays will be possible for all including those who need to use the shared club toilet facility during their stay
Can I use club boats?
Yes – it will be possible to book club boats for personal use. Please continue to use the online booking system to make your reservation (see link). Sails and foils are stored in the container, which can be accessed with a club gate key. Please ensure only one person enters the container per time (refer to the ground rules and risk assessment for use of club boats)
Can I use Club Windsurfers?
Yes – Hi-Fly windsurfing boards and rigs will be available for use (T15 Techno boards are not available for use). After use, please return the windsurf board to the outdoor racking. The rigs are stored in the wooden shed, UJ’s and harnesses are all stored in the green container. The shed and container can be opened with a club key. Please ensure that only one person accesses per time and that you are familiar with the cleaning requirements after use (refer to ground rules and risk assessment for use of club windsurfers)
Can I bring guests to the club?
Yes – it is ok to bring guests to the club during your visit. Members who brings a guest will be responsible for them during their visit, including adding adding their number to your party in the attendance booking sheet.
I have recently visited the club and am showing symptoms of Covid-19, what should I do?
I’m still unsure and have some questions, who can I ask?
As always, do not come to the club if you are unwell. The Covid risk is lower but still very much present
Visiting the Club – Risk Management:
Guidelines for Casual Sailing:
Rules for Use of Club Boats
Rules for Use of Club Windsurfs
Rules for Overnight Stays
Risk Assessments (all)