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Nigel Davies

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  1. I always thought that my house insurance specifying my boat plus MYA 3rd party insurance was adequately covering my boat from loss. A fellow club member has advised me that this is not so once it is on the water. Covered at home, in car etc but not in the event of sinking! With boats often costing in excess of £2000, how do members insure against loss? Gamble on it not happening or take out normal full size boat insurance?
  2. Darin, thanks for the update/clarification of the situation.
  3. I agree, a very disappointing response if reason. At very least we should be lobbying the RYA so that anything they might achieve takes into account radio sailing. If 22 amateur sportsman can stand in a field, then I see no reason why more than 6,if socially distanced, should not be able to do the same by a lake. I note that latest MYA Newsletter showing clubs returning to sailing has a picture of 7 sailors and an 8th chair (taking picture?). Does the MYA condone this?
  4. Is the MYA doing anything to campaign to get our numbers currently limited to 6 in England extended in the way that organisations such as cricket have?
  5. Initially we limited sailing to 2 members, then when Government ruling allowed 6 people to meet, limit to 6 members from a rota of all members. Sailing can be on multiple days a week if membership numbers necessitate. All boat rigging 2+ m apart. When sailing usual social distancing, no handling other peoples boats, transmitters etc. When sailing every member has to launch / recover min 2m apart and once sailing remain in a picnic chair min 2m apart to prevent walking when racing. All social contact minimised, but again usual distances. Yes there are members of the public walking around, but we sail from a point more than 2m from paths. Buoys which were normally placed for each days racing to suit wind direction have been placed permanently in lake to suit most prevalent wind direction, as we have to have two people in rescue boat, so were placed by husband and wife as otherwise 2m in boat was an issue. Boats that have electrical failures will necessitate patience and walking as no rescue boat is available, unless another member of sailors household present. Hope this helps. Not perfect, but gets us back on the water in a controlled way.
  6. North Devon Radio Sailing Club have been sailing within Guidelines since 21st May.
  7. Further to Phil’s proposal, in order to maintain skippers distancing during excitement of race, suggest all skippers to be seated in picnic chairs spaced 2m apart. Chairs position to be drawn for first race, then moved along 2m every other race, to ensure all get favourable positions. If bank is steep chairs could be in 2 or more rows to allow more skippers to have favourable positions.
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