Welbeck sailing club
Sailing club in Norton Nottinghamshire
Operating as usual
Please be aware that this is EMERGENCY ALERT is happening this Sunday 23rd April at 3pm. It is a test.
Happy New Year everyone, let’s hope it’s all plain sailing!
Have a lovely festive season. Happy Christmas everyone!
The Great Lake at Welbeck is frozen over! ❄️ It does look pretty though!
Photo credit: James
The Great Lake at Welbeck is frozen over! ❄️ This is a view of one of the jetties at the sailing… it’s looking pretty chilly!
Photo credit: James
The Great Lake at Welbeck is frozen over! ❄️ Bbbbbrrrr… it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Photo credit: James
Maintenance work on the rescue boat trailer.
Building the jetty in the spring sunshine… teamwork!
Don’t forget to put your boat away tomorrow (if you haven’t done so already)! Please check your email for details about storing your boat away over winter.
We look forward to seeing our members later for this event!
Bill and Eric enjoying Sunday sailing.
Photo Credit: James Myers
Bill crewing for Eric in his Laser Vago.
Photo credit: James Myers
Eric and Bill leaning out and enjoying the wind.
Photo credit: James Myers
This year’s sailing season will end with the Gallon Race followed by a social event of a bonfire, pie & pea supper and a raffle. Food is £8 per head and needs to be ordered in advance (you can do this at the club).
Please note that this event is for Welbeck Sailing Club Members and their families only.
If you would like to donate a raffle prize, that would also be appreciated.
Notice to all members: Please remember that the Club is closed this weekend and there will be no sailing (Saturday 8th October & Sunday 9th October). Normal hours will resume next week. Thanks.
We are running a RYA learn to sail level 2 course at the club. It is open to members and non members. From £135 pp limited space so contact us quickly if your interested.
The weather has Beaten us again, the planed AGM which was to held at the club tomorrow 4th July 2021 has been moved to next Sunday 11th July , starting at -2 noon . Let’s hope the weather is better.
It’s the first day of racing today of the 2021 season, please note that the club house is closed , 2m social distance to be observed , in line with government advice the rule of 6 applies or two house holds. Face masks must be worn by all when not on the water. There is hand washing facilities available outside and hand gel stations.
Please enjoy yourself but keep safe .
As we are not able to attend this years Dingy show in person there is a virtual event taking place. It’s free to attend just click on the link and register. Enjoy😃
Evening all. After the bad news today about going into tier 4 we've also had some great news about the 2nd vaccine been approved by the mhra.
All areas in England have been put under tier restrictions. All members have to follow the rules applicable to the tier we've been put in. In particular the club would expect all our members not to make any unnecessary journeys to and from the club until restrictions have been eased again.
The wind is to strong for safe sailing again today and it’s going to get stronger if the forecast is to be believed.
We Will try again Wednesday evening.
Unfortunately we need to cancel sailing today due to the high wind speed.
I know some of us like the challenge of sailing in these conditions, but with the safety boat restrictions currently in place due to the Covid virus, it’s not safe to sail today.
Welbeck Sailing Club AGM is this Sunday 7th June , 12 noon start.
With the current restrictions on social distancing, we plan to hold the AGM on the grass in front of the club house. Please if possible can you bring your own folding chair to sit on, don’t worry if this is not possible.
Welbeck Sailing Club
Updated 15/05/2020. This guidance needs to be reviewed at least once a week. If any members have any safety concerns/suggestions they shall contact the Covid safety officer or a committee member.
At all times current government guidelines must be observed. All normal WSC rules to be observed unless changed in this guidance.
The Covid-19 virus is unlike any other flu virus. It is more virulent, it is more contagious and there was no natural immunity at the start of the outbreak, nor is there a vaccine available. This is why it's so deadly. The Covid-19 pandemic is to stay with us for the whole 2020 sailing season.
Although WSC will do everything possible to facilitate safe sailing, safety at the club is the responsibility of every individual member.
I've made the following assumptions:
1. All surfaces in and around the club including our own cars are potentially contaminated.
2. At all times 2 metres distance rule to be adhered to.
3. Only single-handed boat use is safe except for members of same household.
4. Launching/retrieving of rescue boat has potential for transmission.
5. Use of clubhouse or other buildings has potential for transmission.
6. Opening/closing of gates/use of keypad has potential for transmission.
7. The virus is unlikely to survive for longer than 72 hours on any surface. We therefore only sail on Sundays and Wednesdays and we don't sail on Saturdays.
8. Rescue operations have to be restricted to absolute minimum, therefore no sailing when wind speed is likely to exceed 15mph.
What all club members need to do.
1. Have stylus/pen or similar in car to use on keypad. Have kitchen roll or similar to touch latches/gate surfaces. Use hand sanitizer when leaving your car when arriving at the club and before getting into your car again when leaving the club
2 . Wear gloves at all times whilst at the club.
3. Wear face mask or similar face covering whilst at the club.
4. Have disposable gloves in the car to be used for one off tasks, see C. first person to arrive at the club.
5. Put on your sailing clothes at home so that you don't have to use the changing rooms.
6. All members to check their temperature before travelling to the club and if 37.8 or above to stay at home. Also to stay at home if new continuous cough or 3 or more coughing bouts in 24hr period.
A. Travelling to the club.
1. Press keypad buttons with stylus/pen or similar device and leave in the car.
2. Open both wooden gates by using kitchen roll tissue or similar so that your skin doesn't touch gate latches/top of the gates.
3. After leaving the car immediately use hand sanitizer.
4. Members from different households are not allowed to travel to and from the club in the same car.
B. Whilst at the club.
1. Avoid any unnecessary touching of any surface whilst at the club. This includes avoiding helping other members with lawnmowers, their boats and other equipment.
2. Bring and use your own (foldable) chairs.
3. If we have to use the clubhouse because of rain etc. only use 1 chair for the whole time that you spend at the club and maintain 2m distance from other members.
4. All members to avoid using toilet facilities by using toilet at home just before travelling to the club. If toilet has to be used at the club use hand sanitizer before entering and after leaving toilet facilities as well as washing your hands with soap and water. Paper towels are available.
The showers are not to be used.
5. All members are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and disposable gloves.
6. If any public surfaces, not your own boat, have been touched with your (gloved)hands to use surface disinfectant with a cloth to wipe the surface down. Disinfectant and clothes available in clubhouse and on the hard.
7. When your hands have been in contact with any public surface to use hand sanitizer available on the hard and in the clubhouse.
C. First person to arrive at the club.
1. Park car in front of gate to compound and put disposable gloves on.
2. Open compound gate, clubhouse door, both gates to hard and unlock all 3 doors of old clubhouse. Keep all gates and doors open, if necessary by using wedges/tyres etc.
3. Remove gloves and park car in compound.
D. Changes to OOD duties.
1. Rescue boat to remain on the lake or singlehandedly launched from launching trolley/trailer. (Rain)water can be removed by removing (temporarily!) the b**g at the back of the boat whilst driving the rescue boat.
2. Only 1 OOD to use the rescue boat and fill petrol tank on any given day, unless assistance is needed for rescue purposes.
3 Races can still be organised, but without recording race times, this rule can be amended once we feel more confident about keeping transmission of virus to an absolute minimum/zero.
4. Race course to be kept as simple as possible to avoid members having to write down the course to follow..
5. At end of sailing the petrol tank to be put in storage near the starter hut and rescue boat to be moored in front of the starter hut or only the OOD to pull safety boat on trolley and trolley to be pulled out by car/lawnmower with tow bar. All gates to be closed and all doors to be locked whilst wearing disposable gloves.
E. General safety.
1. No members to visit the club apart from on Wednesdays and Sundays. This is to avoid surface contamination and to avoid the need to regularly clean all the surfaces in and outside the club house.
2. If contact between members has occurred by accident or necessity those members to exchange mobile phone numbers so that the necessary person(s) can be contacted if said member(s) develop symptoms of Covid-19.
3. Anyone showing signs or been diagnosed with Covid19 MUST inform the club, especially if this happens after visiting the club to advise others who may have had contact with them and stay away.
4. The club will allow people at moderate risk (clinically vulnerable) to come to the club, this includes the over seventies, however the club does advise the people in this category to consider their individual risk which can be discussed with the Covid safety officer.
The club will not allow people at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) to visit the club.
For details about both categories see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/
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As you are all aware, there has been a slight relaxation off the lockdown to allow some sporting activity, which seems to include sailing. The committee are urgently looking into the practicalities of a partial reopening of the club. We are hoping to give you more information early next week .
Following the advise from the government with regards to the Corona Virus we have decided to postpone our clubs AGM , which was planed for Sunday 22nd March 2020.
This will also effect the planed boats out event which was planed for the same day, we will keep you informed if the situation changes.
Happy Christmas everyone
We are going to try again this Saturday 23rd November, there is rain forecast but hopefully it’s dryer than last week.
10am start please,the more people that help the quicker it will be,as you know it is a condition of our lease that we do this , so please if you have the time to attend it will be appreciated.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, boats away this Saturday 16th, is postponed until the ground conditions improve.
It was a great turn out for the annual Gallon race and bonfire , as is tradition there was no wind but we still managed to have a laugh .congratulations to Terry and Viv on there victory, looking forward to the challenging course next year 😁
This years Gallon race and Bonfire is on Sunday 3rd November, 12 noon start for the Gallon race , bonfire to start around 4pm .
Pie and peas £6.50 hot dogs £2.00 friends and family are welcome, pay on the night .
I hope your all having a great weekend, for all the new members from last weekend , we will be sailing from 12 noon tomorrow Sunday 1st September . If you would like to sail please bring a change of clothes and a packed lunch. Hope to see you there .
A great day at the sailing club , so nice to see so many people try sailing .
Work party this coming Saturday starting at 10am.
The boat park needs going through as the estate are unhappy with the mess .
The club house needs a good declutter and clean , all members are welcome, the more that attend the quicker it’s done.
Is anyone interested in doing there Day Skipper (land based part) ?
Ulley are possibly running a course , it will be £320 each and take place in the evening at Ulley 20 to 21 weeks starting in October and finishing in April next year . Please let me know ASAP as places are limited to the first 10 .
Thanks to all members that helped today , we had quite a few people show interest in trying sailing 😁
It’s Welbeck Summer fair today , come on down and say hello , there’s even beer , cake and a Hog roast.
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