Club response to COVID-19 virus

 

20th March 2020

 

Club response to COVID-19 virus

 

Dear members,

In response to the escalation of the COVID-19 virus and our State Government’s declaration of a State of Emergency for Victoria, the club’s executive has decided that in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our members, all formal club activities for the remainder of the summer season will be suspended forthwith. Unfortunately this will include Saturday afternoon racing, sail training/junior development and school and community programs as well as all scheduled regattas.

 

Given the challenges we face, the executive feels it cannot ask members to provide their services as volunteers to meet our sailing commitments for the immediate future, or risk the health and wellbeing of activity participants.

This action has not been taken lightly and we are aware that many of us will be disappointed with this decision.

 

We are fortunate that all members and trainees will still have access to club facilities for social sailing and activities where individuals desire to do so.

 

Our training and junior development co-ordinators will maintain communication directly with Sail Training/ Junior Development parents and sailors to encourage alternatives to formal sailing and training.

 

We are still a great family club and will of course continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as time progresses. Thankyou for your patience and support in what is a very difficult time for all of our sailing community.

 

 

Kindest regards

Bart Scheen,

Commodore