Getting Ready for Summer

Updated: Apr 28, 2021


Photograph of volunteers working on a boat

A very warm welcome is extended to existing and new members as lockdown eases and we can put our plans to get back on the water into place. While a few managed to get afloat last year under carefully managed conditions everybody will be keen to get back afloat this summer and enjoy the varied activities on offer.


This year we will be operating from a new home in Galmpton just up the river from our old home at Noss Marina where developments have meant that it is no longer a viable base for our operations. And for the first time we will have a club house so we can enjoy a chat and a cuppa and discuss the day! Sailing will be on Mondays and Saturdays on alternate weeks due to the tides and we are exploring options for activities in intervening weeks.


As soon as groups can meet at the end of March work will start preparing the Galmpton site and relocating the boats. All offers of help to decorate and fit out the club house are very welcome so if you can lend a hand please contact a member of the Management Team.


We hope to do volunteer familiarisation and training towards the end of April with a practice session set for the first week of May. The first day sailing is set for Monday 17th May. This timetable is of course dependent on the rules for easing lockdown and we may be constrained by rules on social distancing and numbers. We are working with the Royal Yachting Association to ensure that we understand and follow the latest guidance about sailing for those with disabilities.


We very much look forward to welcoming existing, past and new sailors and volunteers to Galmpton for what we hope will be an excellent summer on the water!

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