In order to comply with the legislation which follows the latest Lockdown announcement we must once again close the club as exercise is now only permitted in public places.

As a consequence no one must visit the club for anything other than essential purposes. This might mean going to secure a boat if you forgot to do so when you last used it, but it does not include visiting the club to do work on a boat.

At this moment we are still awaiting guidance from the RYA, but it’s hard to interpret the government as intending anything other than club closure. As soon as the RYA guidance becomes available we will post it on the website, and will of course inform members immediately should anything change.

Clearly the club must act within the law and be seen to be doing so. In turn, we must now ask members to do likewise and refrain from visiting the club for the foreseeable future.