RMYCBB Sailing Update 11/08/2021

Dear Sailors,

As you would all be aware the current public lockdown for the Greater Sydney region that started on 26th June has now been extended to a new target date of Saturday 28th August 2021. However, with current high rate of daily infections in NSW its seems the Stay-at-Home orders may well extend into September so we won’t be returning to sail racing anytime soon. All races in this period to date are cancelled.  

The RMYC Management and  Sailing Division continue to monitor the situation and will keep you  informed as soon as we know more, especially if we get a firm re-start date. In the meantime the club remains closed and there is no competitive sailing allowed.

We urge sailors to stay in touch with their skippers and fellow crew-mates and thereby support each other in what’s a very trying times. We can make the most of the ‘down time’  by doing what we can at home so there will be more free time to sail once restrictions lift. There’s some great sailing events on the Internet to watch like the recent Olympic Sailing and current 2021 Fastnet Ocean Race. Also on the internet there’s some excellent how-to videos to brush up boatie  skills and help tackle DIY projects on the boat.

We know from the experience of last year’s Lockdowns our RMYC sailors were very eager to return to sailing and  I'm sure fleets will again bounce back to healthy levels once we get the Green Light to race. Otherwise stay positive, stay safe and we will be back racing.

James Hill
RMYC Sailing Master