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Tuesday & Friday Evening Dinghy Sailing

Due to the popularity of the Friday evening sessions, Tuesday evenings will start from 30th June. Both sessions are open to members and their households using the Quest dinghies. You can sail with up to three others - the helm and at least one crew member must be experienced dinghy sailors. Bookings will be taken the week prior to the Tuesday and Friday.

Clubhouse and Terrace


  • Members are restricted to using the downstairs toilets in the Clubhouse only. Entry to the Clubhouse is to be one person at a time and handwashing/hygiene guidelines as stated on the front door to the Clubhouse are to be followed at all times.
  • No changing facilities will be provided. Sailors must come ready for sailing.
  • All attendees must maintain the current social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on the terrace and the pontoons.
  • Essential valuables, eg phones, wallets, car keys only in a small waterproof bag can be left with the Senior Instructor.
  • No food or drink will be provided by the Club.
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Sailors/Participants


  • There will be a maximum of 4 people on a boat all from the same household.
  • The Helm and at least one crew to be competent dinghy sailors and approved by the Senior Instructor.
  • All helms and crews must wear suitable dinghy sailing clothing and footwear and be wearing a buoyancy aid.
  • Any decision to sail/abandon sailing and in which area will be made by the Senior Instructor and their decision will be final.
  • Helms and Crews will taxi out one group at a time in Tango.
  • Hand sanitisation must be used before entering the boat.
  • Helms and Crews will be expected to be familiar with and be able to rig, launch and recover their Quest dinghies.
  • Quest crews will maintain the current social distancing guidelines of with other dinghies at all times.
  • Each Quest dinghy will only be available to one family group per session. No dinghy will then be used for at least 48 hours.
  • Dinghies must not be swapped or used by others in the same session.

Safety


  • Volunteer safety crew will socially distance themselves at all times unless they are from the same family group.The Harbour Master needs to informed at the start and end of sailing by calling vhf 11 so that other river users will be aware of the groups intentions.
  • Safety crew will wear appropriate PPE (ie goggles and gloves,) provided by the Club. If the PPE is used with one rescue then it should be removed, carefully disposed of and hand sanitiser used prior to new PPE being donned.
  • In the event of an incident, where social distancing cannot be maintained, all Members involved will ensure that they avoid breathing contact, wash their hands thoroughly back on shore and notify the Club should they develop any symptoms during the next 7 days.
  • All incidents must be recorded and given to Club Hon Sec within 24 hours.

How to Take Part


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If having read all the details on this page and you would like to apply, you can download the application form here, or ask Suzanne to send you one. Please complete, sign and return to Suzanne by email: admin@royaldart.co.uk

The Senior Instructor will approve the applicants and Suzanne will allocate the Quests and confirm who has a dinghy for each session.

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