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All Organised Sailing Activity to Cease with Immediate Effect – Irish Sailing

Since the guidelines issued by An Taoiseach last Thursday, Irish Sailing has been in discussions with a number of stakeholders from both competitive and training backgrounds, and have concluded that social distancing is not only difficult to achieve onshore from an organisers’ perspective but also difficult to achieve at a personal level on the water.

For double handers and/or keelboats requiring two or more crew, it is not possible. Even for organised activities involving single-handers requiring safety cover (with two people in the safety boat), it is not achievable.

For this reason, Irish Sailing advises that all organised sailing activity should cease with immediate effect and will be reviewed on 29th March

NYC Members can still use their boats and go sailing in a private, non-group organised, capacity. However, the changing rooms are not to be used and we remind all our Members to keep observing the HSE guidelines on social distancing among themselves and with the Boathouse staff.

We will continue to monitor Government announcements and update the advice accordingly.

Thanking you for your cooperation.

All sailing Cancelled

Covid 19 and Sailing based on Government request for bars and pubs to close and social distancing requirements.
All organised sailing activity should cease with immediate effect and will be reviewed on 29th March.

Summer Platform Parking 2020 – Online Application Form

Application for platform parking this summer is now online. Please use the form here to apply and pay.

Please note that all dinghies currently on the platform must be removed by Sunday 5th April

Platform Parking reopens on Saturday 18th April 

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation

Change of date for keelboats lift-in now scheduled for Saturday 11th April

We have decided to reschedule the lift-in back to its ‘normal’ mid-April weekend (eg back by one week) to Saturday 11th April.

The lift-in had been brought forward by a week to Saturday 4th April as the 11th was during the Easter bank holiday weekend and we were anticipating that some boat owners might be away…

However:

  • The weather has been very poor since Christmas and we think the additional time to prepare for the sailing season will be welcomed by owners
  • We don’t think that many people will make travel arrangements over Easter or go on with previously made arrangements

If rescheduling the lift-in poses a problem to you, please contact sailing@nyc.ie 

Covid 19 – UPDATE

Dear Fellow Members,

The safety of the Staff and Members of the Club remain the top priority of the Committee and Management of the Club.  In line with the directive last night from the Dept of Health, we will be closing catering in the Club, effective immediately.   This includes the bar and the closure will continue for the foreseeable future.

For Clarity, there will be access to boats on the Platform and the Boathouse and Sailing activities will continue, in compliance with the Covid19 regulations.  The office will remain in operation and can be contacted by phone or Email only (01 280 5725 / secretary@nyc.ie.  Access to the Club will be by the front side entrance, as the upstairs and the front door will be locked.

The welfare of our staff is a top priority and we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact of the closure on them.  We will be utilising suitably trained staff members to affect Spring Cleaning and ramping up of the winter club maintenance program.

We would encourage members to keep in touch with fellow club members, especially those who might benefit from assistance with shopping, reading material and other items.  We will respond as necessary to the evolving situation and we hope that Lift In can proceed on April 11th.

Stay safe and look out for your neighbours and fellow members.

Commodore Martin McCarthy and Committee

Coronavirus and Irish Sailing – Communication from Harry Hermon, Chief Executive

Irish Sailing acknowledges that they are not in a position to give expert advice in respect of the Covid 19 threat and that as a minimum, the advice of the HSE should be followed.

The current advice issued today by An Taoiseach effective until 29th March, is for indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled.

Consequently, Irish Sailing has agreed some precautionary measures for their own events to minimise the risk of infection of those involved in their activities: Read More Here