Firstly we would like to congratulate those clubs and members who have been able to participate in some socially distanced sailing whilst we have been waiting for further guidance. This year has truly been a strange year, and in what should now be the busiest time of the year for most clubs, we see events being cancelled and club members still concerned whether they are participating in the correct manner. I am sure that many of you have been discussing what’s going on and whether you are doing the right thing and up until now it has been difficult for the MYA to give much clearer advice. With recent updates from the UK’s government’s on amateur sport and the constant discussions within sporting bodies, we can announce the publication of the “MYA Guidance for the Resumption of Competitive Radio and Free Sailing”.
MYA Council has been working on this document for a while and have been liaising with the RYA to include comment and agreement on its publication. With this now in place, the MYA document is included within the RYA “Return to Boating” Covid-19 website page.
This great news allows our clubs in England to create a plan for the resumption of competitive sailing within their clubs. In addition, it provides a useful template for our clubs in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to use although their specific regulations and guidance are different to England and must be followed.
The document, which is attached below is a comprehensive guide including items that need to be considered.
We hope that this information is well received and that you will once again enjoy your sailing/racing
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 conditions, any information or guidance given should be checked against local guidance in place at the time, especially concerned with local lockdown, which may temporarily curtail your sailing.