Sailing re-starts on Somerspirit

We’re delighted to re-open bookings on our sailing dinghy, Somerspirit now that Sutton Bingham Sailing Club have updated their covid guidance.

As general guidelines, all persons attending the Club are encouraged to wash or sanitise their hands frequently using the solutions provided, wear masks in confined spaces and avoid close personal contacts.

Sutton Bingham Sailing Club, 29 July 2021

We have prepared a full covid-19 risk assessment, and have taken the opportunity to refresh our activity risk assessment.

What changes should I expect?

You’ll be asked to check in at the boat shed on arrival, and use hand sanitiser. Leaders will find small lockers there if they wish to leave personal valuables. We’ll be minimising time spent indoors in changing facilities, so ideally Brownies, Guides and Rangers will arrive ready to sail. (They should still bring a full change of clothes!). Please make the most of the outdoor seating and picnic tables around the site.

When participants are sailing, we’ll try to minimise face-to-face seating. Please let us know if someone is clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable so we can take extra care to provide the lowest-risk seating arrangement. We’ll typically sail with groups of 3-4 people in the boat.

While there will be hand sanitiser available on arrival, we’re asking leaders to bring a supply for use by groups before they go out on sailing. Please also ask Guides, Rangers and leaders to bring a face covering for use indoors if required.

Leaders will find full details and a checklist in the risk assessment.

A fun, Adventurous activity for our girls & Young Women

Margaret Maltby, County President and Chair of Somerspirit, says:

We know how much you have missed sailing since 2020, and we’re delighted we can get back on the water! A big thank you to all of our volunteers for making this happen. Sailing on Somerspirit is an exhilarating experience, and we know you’ll have a great time!

Participants will also be eligible for their newly designed ‘I’ve been sailing’ badge!

Bookings are now open!

As always, our sailing slots are limited by the number of qualified volunteers, but please send your enquiry with preferred dates through our online booking form.