What do the eased restrictions, which commenced on Friday 15 May 2020, mean for sailing at GFS.

Recreational sailing remains a permitted activity

Access to marinas is permitted

Access to fuel sales is permitted

Organised community sport is currently still prohibited, so no club organised events and training can take place. Organised GFS sailing events may only commence when eased restrictions reach Step 3.

The GFS clubhouse can be accessed to get your tender.  Social distancing of 1.5m and hygiene requirements must be maintained. Only outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people no gathering inside the club. You must follow instructions on signs placed inside and outside the clubhouse. If you are sick, even with mild flu -like symptoms, or in a vulnerable age group or with a previous medical condition you are advised to not enter the clubhouse. The clubhouse will be cleaned once a week.

Sailing Australia guidelines – permitted activities.

  • Yachts – Yes, provided you maintain a maximum of 1 person per 4m2 and social distancing of 1.5m and hygiene requirements are maintained. Maintain only outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people. No club organised events.
  • Dinghies (single handed) – Yes, provided you maintain a maximum of 1 person per 4m2 and social distancing of 1.5m and hygiene requirements are maintained. Maintain only outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.
  • Dinghies (double Handed) – No. These boats are unable to comply with the 1 person per 4m2 and social distancing of 1.5m requirements
  • Powerboats – Yes, provided you maintain a maximum of 1 person per 4m2 and social distancing of 1.5m and hygiene requirements are maintained. Maintain only outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people.

How many people can I have on board for recreational sailing?

You must observe the not more than 1 person per 4m2 and maximum ten-person rule for outdoor gathers, be satisfied you have observed appropriate social distancing requirements and equipment is not shared.https://www.sailingresources.org.au/covid-19/

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