The new government rulings mean we can now go boating from GYC. We may also work on our boats in the yard and on the river.
Our training program will resume with appropriate mitigations. Our clubhouse remains closed but members can be served food and drink at tables outside in our yard.
We hope that on May17th we can open our clubhouse again to members. We will have some fairly robust mitigations in place in order to do that.
Meanwhile we urge members to remember that Covid is still with us and we must all look out for our own and others safety by maintaining social distancing and following government rulings.
Nick Day, Commodore GYC
The River Thames is cleaner and more active that ever.
Look at the PLA coordinated calendar which includes GYC activities to see what is going on.
1. Wear a lifejacket that will inflate or a buoyancy aid that will take your weight
2. Wear appropriate footwear
3. Take a hand held radio or phone in a waterproof case
4. Tell someone where you are going
5. Ensure your tender is sea worthy
6. Always use your ‘kill cord’
7. Secure any luggage or large items that you may be transporting
8. On arrival, approach into the tide and secure tender with a bowline to your boat. Consider using a stern line as well
9. When secured. Choose your moment to disembark, check for passing clippers or wash to subside
10. Remember, one hand for you and one for the boat