Just a reminder to those who have not completed the J24 membership application online already, you will be able to apply at registration 8:30 to 10:00 @ GSC. Please remember we are only able to accept CASH on the day ($60) & you need to be registered to take part.
Further to my email below, following the easing of Covid restrictions announced today and the promise of further easing probably on 25 October it looks like the NSW State Championship is ON, for fully vaccinated competitors. Skippers will be required to confirm that all their crew are fully vaccinated as part of the compliance with their online entry.
A reminder that the 2021 J24 NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the weekend of 6 and 7 November 2021. The event will be run by RANSA on Sydney Harbour in the vicinity of Clark and Shark Islands, and will comprise 6 WW/LW races over two days, with the first warning signal at 1025.
If you are planning to enter please now do so as soon as possible to enable us to finalise arrangements: be assured that if circumstances change and the event does not go ahead any entry fees paid will be reimbursed in full.
We will be able to arrange cranage and limited overnight berthing or mooring for non Sydney Harbour based boats if required by appointment, in the meantime please let me know if you need further information or assistance with your entry– by email please as the RANSA office is not attended full time.
The 2021 J24 NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the weekend of 6 and 7 November 2021. The event will be run by RANSA on Sydney Harbour in the vicinity of Clark and Shark Islands, and will comprise 6 WW/LW races over two days, with the first warning signal at 1025.
The Notice of Race and entry details are attached.
At this stage we are unclear as to what will be permitted under COVID restrictions in November, but the outlook is hopeful and this serves as advance notice so that you can begin preparation.
We look forward to seeing you on the water again, and in the meantime please let me know if you need further information – by email please as the RANSA office is not attended full time.
Crew Limit on all Yachts shall be 4 – This includes the Skipper!
NSW J24 AGM will be held at 6pm on Fri 2nd Oct – Boat Shed Bar
Safety and COVID 19 Health Orders2020 Information for Competitors Recreational boating is now permitted under the NSW Government Public Health Orders; however these orders may be reversed if boaters are seen to be disregarding the requirements for social distancing or clubs become a source of transmission. Gosford Sailing Club is pleased to be able to re-commence sailing in June, but COVID-19 is still with us and therefore we need to adapt the way we sail. We are all obliged to work together to fight the transmission of the virus, so the club has introduced some new requirements for racing.At Home• Any tasks that can be done at home, should be done at home (e.g. debriefing etc). • It is strongly recommended that all sailors download the Australian Government COVID -19 contact tracing app (COVID Safe) and keep it active at all times. • It is also recommended that sailors be tested for COVID-19. • If you are a person with high risk of COVID-19,or have symptoms of the Virus (even if mild), stay at home.Before RacingTo provide for possible tracing, all competing boats are now required to register all their crew details (Crew Name and AS Number or SailPass Number) before each race. The penalty for not registering before the finish time of the last boat is disqualification from the race.
To register: Sign ON All Skippers and crew shall fill out the online form from the QR link.
While we are all missing the usual social atmosphere of our club, it will be open with limited capacity and there will be no prizegiving get-togethers after sailing. The “new normal” for sailing at GSC and other NSW clubs is GET IN, SAIL & GET OUT • Arrive dressed and ready to sail • No use of change rooms, bathrooms and communal areas at this stage • Shower at home instead of at the club • The 4m2 rule applies ashore and sailors should maintain at least 1.5m distance • Avoid congregating at the Marina, Boatshed and on the beach • Hand hygiene stations will be available at a number of locations