14th October 2020
The SASC directors and staff thank all members and guests for their understanding and co-operation during this challenging period. As restrictions remain in place, we are monitoring all recommendations advised by NSW Health and Australian Sailing and will continue to update our response as required.
Recreational boating remains permitted under the NSW Government Public Health Orders; however, these orders may be reversed if boaters are seen to be disregarding the requirements for social distancing or clubs become a significant source of transmission.
SASC is pleased to be able to continue sailing, but COVID-19 is still with us and the way we sail needs to continually adapt to the current circumstances. We are all obliged to work together to fight the transmission of the virus.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SASC (INCLUDING THE GREEN SHED) BY LAND OR WATER IF;
In the past 14 days, you, or any member of your household has:
- Been in any State or Territory Government designated high-risk area or hot spot. Click here for list of hot spots;
- Returned from Victoria or overseas;
- Had a COVID test and are awaiting the result; or
- Have symptoms of the virus (even if mild).
RACING WITH THE SASC
SASC is pleased to be able to continue racing, but COVID-19 is still with us, so remember;
- GET IN – SAIL – GET OUT
Before racing (at home)
- Stay home if you are unwell
- Competing skippers to register all their crew names before each race on TopYacht. If you do not register you will be recorded as DNC.
- To register your crew online go to – Crew registration
- To enter online go to – Online Entry
- Any tasks that can be done at home, should be done at home (e.g. debriefing, etc)
- Arrive dressed and ready to sail
- SASC recommend all sailors download the Australian Government COVID-19 contact tracing App (COVIDSafe) and keep it active, and on them always.
Racing or afloat
- Follow the instructions regarding social distancing whilst using the tender
- Sailors should maintain at least 1.5m distance apart, as far as practicable
- No stacking the rail – crew should endeavour to remain at least 1.5m apart while on the rail
- No unnecessary body contact (e.g. hand shaking, high fives)
- No sharing of drink bottles, clothing, food, and towels etc.
- Avoid sharing of equipment – bring your own lifejacket, gloves etc.
AT THE CLUBHOUSE
The clubhouse remains open in a limited capacity. The SASC operates an automated sign-in system using a QR (Quick Response) code. SASC SwipedOn QR code sign in poster
In addition to skippers registering their crew for racing, all members and guests are required to sign-in each day before entering the club by scanning the QR code on their mobile phone. Posters with a QR code and simple instructions have been posted at convenient locations around the club to facilitate this.
Note: If you are stuck with the new contact tracing initiative, please reach out to a club Member or Flag Officer and they will be happy to lend a hand to get you going.
Please be aware of, and adhere to the following requirements whilst at the Club:
- Follow the directions of the SASC Covid Marshall(s) who will be wearing a hi-vis vest
- Seating limitations still apply at the Club
- Remain seated in the Club and on the deck areas
- Members and guests should maintain at least 1.5m distance between each other
- Minimise the use of change rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas
- Shower at home instead of at the Club
- Avoid congregating in any areas of the Club and grounds – if you’re not going somewhere specific (like getting a drink from the bar), remain seated
- Hand hygiene stations are available at several locations around the SASC
- For the safety of our staff and members the Club is operating a cashless environment
PRACTICE GOOD HAND HYGIENE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER SAILING
The SASC’s priority remains the health and welfare of our staff, members & guests.
Members and guests entering the club are required to sign in via the QR code displayed in the clubhouse. You can download the QR code and instructions below: