To all MHYC Members, Yacht Owners and Crew
Because of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 Virus, the Sailing Committee have reviewed the sailing calendar and the unlikely early resumption of competitive club sanctioned racing.
All current series (Ocean, Inshore, Sprints, Saturday Social, Wednesday Pursuit Series 3 and Thursday Twilight) are declared completed as of the last race conducted and the standings at that time are the results for the 2019-2020 series. The series scores are as published and the winners will be celebrated, however the Annual Prizegiving will be postponed for several months at least.
Neither the Wednesday Series 4, Winter Sprints nor Winter Pursuit Series will commence as planned. The Leading Edge Series in August may be abandoned or rescheduled. Feature Events will not be conducted until further notice.
Given the current forecasts that the impact of the Virus will peak in the next 60 - 75 days and then tail off, there might be an opportunity to resume club sanctioned sailing activities in July or August. To that end, we may attempt a short Winter Series in that timeframe if conditions allow. At this stage we are planning to commence the Club’s 2020-2021 Season on Saturday 5th September, as usual.
While the club cannot conduct any sailing events in these high-risk times, individuals may choose to sail recreationally. Whilst not recommended, it is essential that anyone choosing to sail makes their own risk assessments, takes adequate safety precautions and adheres to social distancing protocols.
We wish everybody well during this crisis and look forward to resuming the MHYC Sailing Program at the earliest safe opportunity.