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Restart Racing

General

WYC is committed to providing competitive sailboat racing experiences to the maximum extent possible within the prevailing governmental guidelines, while keeping the members and wider community safe from COVID-19.

We’re all hopeful the 2021 season will be closer to “normal”, but are realistic enough to know there will be some restrictions. The following explains what we have planned. 

Updated 5/12/2021

Activities while Racing

All racing activities are controlled by the COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidance for Youth and Adults (“Organized Sports Guidelines”) They allow racing, with the following restrictions.

Crew Size - Organized sports guidelines show “full team” may be used.  Additionally, a crew should be considered a participant pod. Members of each pod should minimize transferring to another pod. As a consequence, the Crew Looking for a Ride table is suspended.

Masks - Masks are strongly recommended while racing or practicing, regardless of a member’s vaccination or natural immunity status. 

Daily Check-in - no longer required.

​​​​​​​Activities While at the WYC property

Activities on the WYC property are predominantly controlled by the Guidance for Outdoor Recreation and Facilities. These guidelines allow use of the WYC property as follows.

Masks while on WYC property:
The Executive Order requiring face coverings in certain circumstances prevails (EO 20-81). WYC has interpreted this requirement as follows.

  • Masks REQUIRED – when within 6-feet of others while inside the building, except while seated at a table.
  • Masks recommended – at all other times when within 6-feet of others.

Use of the Patio and Deck:
The patio and deck may be used for social gatherings of up to 500 people. Tables are spaced more than 6-feet apart to promote social distancing between groups. 

Use of the club building:
The bathrooms remain accessible at all times. The club building may be used for social gatherings of up to 50 people. Tables are spaced more than 6-feet apart to promote social distancing between groups. 

Water, Pop/Soda

  • The water dispenser in the lobby is available – members are reminded this is a no-touch unit, and reminded to stay 6-feet way from someone using the dispenser.
  • The pop dispenser in the kitchen is available – please minimize congestion in the confined space of the kitchen.

Do's and Don'ts

STAY HOME IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL
Or if you tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 
in the last 14 days

STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM PEOPLE
who don’t live with you, both in and out of the water and avoid sharing items with other people

WEAR A FACE COVERING
It’s to protect them from you, not you from them

WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

COVER YOUR COUGHS AND SNEEZES
with a tissue or your elbow, throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands

MDH Organizsed Sport Guidelines

link to the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidance for Youth and Adults

WYC COVID Preparedness Plan

The COVID preparedness plan is key future of the Adult Sports Guidelines that allow us to operate.

Pre-Season Primer 05/03/2021

Replay of the ZOOM Pre-Season Primer with Commodore Andy Spence-Parsons about what to expect as we start the season. Including; COVID protocols on and off the water, new racing rules, schedule highlights, and new events.