Safe Sailing

RYA Guiding Principles

These are the RYA’s guiding principles that will underpin all guidance across the boating community. We would encourage decision makers to use these principles to inform their own decisions during the Covid-19 period.

We will always follow Government advice. The COVID-19 preventative measures are vital to protecting health and wellbeing and to minimising pressure on frontline services.

We all have a role to play by following the Government guidelines.

We will, as a boating community, take a considerate and conservative approach.

Considerate: be mindful of the potential impact that you could have on other water users and do not place unnecessary strain on the RNLI and emergency services

Conservative: help to minimise risk by taking and extra-conservative approach to your boating

RYA Principals

Follow Government Guidance
Take a considerate and conservative approach
Consider the impact on other users, members, not put unnecessary strain on services, minimise risk to spread of the virus
We need to remain cautious
.

With every change from the government it takes a while to get the clarity that we might want. Some areas of the country will need different approaches. It’s easier to take small steps forward rather than leap forward and have to retract.

Obligations of a club

Comply with the regulations, follow guidance
You should do anything possible to protect participants, follow good practices and health and safety policies
You can’t guarantee that people will not catch the virus at your event. As with every liability, the best way to avoid it is to meet your relevant duty of care.


Safe Sailing

This page is a work in progress, to help us think through how we will operate given the different levels of control that the Government and RYA provide as we move through the pandemic.

Government Guidelines5
Stay Home/
Save Lives

4
Social
Distancing
Continues


3
Gradual
Relaxation
of restrictions

2
Minimal
Social
Distancing,
Enhanced Tracing
1
Routine
International
Monitoring

Dates01/03/20 –
12/05/20
13/05/20 – 19/6/2019/6/20TBATBA
Activity
Sailing club boat
at Frensham
NoYes, under
FPSC sailing
rules
Yes, under
FPSC sailing
rules
Sailing club boat
at SSC
NoYes, under
SSC sailing
rules
Yes, under
SSC sailing
rules
Club
Daysailing at
the coast
NoNoTBA
Club
Social events
(Cycling, Summer
party)
NoNoTBA
Club Camping HolidaysNoNoTBA

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