- RACING RULES
- SAFEGUARDING POLICY
- CLUB HISTORY
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- LOCH BROOM SAILING CLUB - 2020 CHARGES
- MAN (OR WOMAN) OVERBOARD by Paul Copestake, YM
- ROBIN CAMPBELL MEMORIAL
- MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND CLUB POLICY
- RIB SAFETY
- LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 11 JULY 2020
- ULLAPOOL COASTAL ROWING: HOW IT ALL STARTED
Loch Broom Sailing Club.
Date of Issue 25th July 2020
LBSC will follow government Guidance, with enhanced advice from RYA and also take note of other Highland Sailing Clubs. A covid-19 group has been set up to communicate advice on club facilities and activities.
1. Follow FACTS, Face Coverings, Avoid Crowds, Clean Hands, Two meters social distance, Test if symptomatic.
2. 5 households can meet up to 15 people.
3. The club has a sanitizer supplied by Visit Ullapool.
4. Arrive in the gear required for outdoor activity.
5. The Clubhouse is out of bounds, but preparations and cleaning instructions are being made to open up the toilet.
6. The wee pier and surrounds are a public space, and tables are used by the public.
7. Be sensitive to additional measures for people ‘shielding’.
1. Boats and their tenders are used by single households.
2. Club boats are allocated, but can be used by others by arrangement and 72 hours spatial separation.
3. Co-ordination by What’s App Group (administered by David Maxwell)
Club Dinghies (Pico’s, Feva)
1. These can be used, with boats numbered and allocated to households but can be used by others by arrangement and 72 hours temporal separation or disinfection.
2. All users must make good any breakages and ensure boats are cleaned and stored properly after use.
3. Dinghies can be used without a safety boat subject to
a. Competence of sailor (Endorsed by committee confirmed by email)
b. Suitable weather (< F5 gusts forecast).
4. Safety boat:
a. Users to look at and follow videos guidance, includes Covid-19 compliant rescue techniques and operation by single person.
b. Private safety boats can be used, (committee approval by email).
c. Club Rib can be used by approved by persons, single person crewing OK.
d. Generally club rib to be kept ashore, if in regular use over a week can be kept on mooring for a maximum of 10 days.
5. Dinghy and safety boat use to be co-ordinated by what’s App group (administered by Jason Leon). Those sailing without safety boat should also post a note.
1. Scottish Coastal Rowing Association advises that rowing does not currently comply with government guidance. Loki is therefore not to be used.
1. Up to individual boat owners, but see RYA guidance. Harbour is open for use and up to 3 households can cruise, while maintaining 2 meter spacing aboard!
1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: Scotland's route map update https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-3-update/
6. Scottish Canoe Associationhttps://www.canoescotland.org/#gsc.tab=0
7. Ullapool Harbourhttp://www.ullapool-harbour.co.uk/
Safety Boat Guidance
2. General safety boat tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuMJ2ExA79k
Minutes of Meeting 11nd July 2020 at 16:30 outside the clubhouse
Donald Buchanan (Chair & Commodore: DB), Paul Copestake (PC), David Dawson (Secretary: DD), Sandy Osborne (SO), John Osborne (JO), Dave Maxwell (Treasurer: DM), Robert White (RW), Adrian Morgan (Vice Commodore: AM), Anthony O’Flaherty (AF), Nat Wilson (NW).
Apologies: Gilly Meighan (GM), Alison Osborne (AO), Bobby Osborne (BO), Gill Wilson (GW), John Mitchell (JM),
2) Approval of Draft Minutes of Previous Meetings
There being a quorum, the minutes of the committee meeting of 30th May 2020 were approved unanimously.
3) Matters Arising carried forward
Seasavers no longer want to erect marquee in dinghy park.
4) LBSC Covid Response
Tourism is opening up as government restrictions ease. The slip, dinghy park is public space and the exterior of the club is also accessible by public. In response PC outlined the formation of a small group to advise members on the correct procedures for.
· Club house – currently closed, but subject to rules, use of toilets.
· Yachts and tenders, visiting yachts.
· Flying Fifteens
· Dinghies and Safety Boats.
· Additional cleaning kit
PC was asked to lead this activity with DB, JL & GM on the group. Sources will include other sailing clubs.
5) Clubhouse Roof
Structure: SO reported that a builder will visit 13th July to quote for the structural repairs and also look at the roof covering. DM reported that in the awareness of the condition of the roof had given the club a few years to complete the work.
The Covid response group will advise on use of the clubhouse and the club’s other facilities.
6) Finance Report
DM outlined the current position having £10.8k in the bank after paying for insurance. The Club has received Rates relief of £0.5k. Very few membership fees are outstanding and over/under payments are also limited.
The various proposals were discussed and the following agreed
- No reduction in annual subs but recognition of restricted activity perhaps at Christmas.
- Club mooring fees confirmed.
- No change to dinghy park charges.
8) Junior Sailing Week Update
DM outlined the current Covid restrictions rendering the Junior Week impractical.
AF asked about use of the Club Feva, informal discussions to be had.
Trolley for ffredom needs wheel/hub attention. NW and JO
SO proposed the purchase of new LBSC embroidered clothing – agreed.
The club FFs need at least one buoyancy bag and AM to coordinate ordering with other FF owners adding to the order as required.
Discussion of moving default racing days. Aim 2 per week possibly Wed & Sat – forum discussion to follow.
There being no other business, the meeting finished at 17:30