With the blue green algae preventing sailing and now the English lockdown, the committee have decided to begin the annual winter shutdown of the club a month earlier than usual. Members are reminded that due to the terms of the lease, boats should be removed from the dinghy park by 31st December.
Sailing will restart (conditions allowing) on Sunday 7th March.
Sailing is suspended due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae in Shearwater.
The Club will open for sailing on Sunday 19 July and there will be sailing on Sundays and Tuesdays from then on. Initially there are a number of restrictions so please read the critical information for all members that must be read before you come to the Club. We hope to move quickly to racing and the hiring out of Club boats but we need a little time to settle into the new system. I will provide an update in due course.
If you intend to sail you must book a slot through the website. There are morning and afternoon sessions on Sundays and we are limited to six boats for each session at the moment. If you have forgotten your password please contact Pat Jones (via email or via the website contact form). We have to keep a record of all those attending the Club for 21 days to help with track and tracing.
The person on duty will have a key to the barrier that closes off vehicle access to the Lake. The barrier will be open to Club members between 10 and 1030 and 1230 to 1300. Finally for the afternoon the gate will be opened from 4 to 4:30pm. Of course if everyone wants to leave earlier this can be done.
Please read the instructions and make sure you have joined before sailing. There is an upper wind limit for sailing of 15 knots but it looks okay for the first two sailing days.
The club is currently closed due to the government lockdown and Longleat estate have closed off and blocked all vehicle access to the clubhouse, dinghy park and lakeside.
Activities will resume when restrictions are lifted.