Following the publication of the Government Roadmap in March to lifting national restrictions, We are pleased to report both Keelboat & VI Cruising sections of EAST have been busy working out ways to safely return to Sailing Activities from our Suffolk Yacht Harbour HQ. Initially a cautious approach is being taken as the Virus is still out there and we must ensure that any activity is undertaken in a safe manner and in accordance with Government and RYA guidance. Both programmes will be limited compared with the previous level of activity but it is hoped that some form of limited normality can return.
Keelboat Sailing is expected to start in early May, four Sonars have been launched into the harbour and are currently being made ready to accept our disabled Sailors, existing sailors and volunteers are being contacted to make them aware of the new safety procedures being introduced.
VI Cruising are planning a reduced programme of short and longer coastal cruises commencing in June with consideration also being given to running Taster Sailing sessions for prospective new VI Sailors.
Safe procedures will be applied to any use of our Waterside Community Centre, initially there will be no regular Galley Service but it is hoped to gradually re-introduce this providing the Roadmap proceeds as planned.
Hopefully we are looking forward to a Summer of EAST activities on the water and to welcoming all our Sailors and Volunteers back on the water in a safe and enjoyable way.