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.
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.
Number of Participants:
The Organized Sports Guidelines limit the maximum of participants on a given course to 250 people. WYC will comply with this as follows;
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.
The Organized Sport Guidelines require participants to register. WYC has determined scanning the QR code, entering your information, and submitting the form, complies with this requirement.
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.
Use of the Patio and Deck:
The patio and deck may be used for social gatherings of up to 50 people. WYC has interpreted this to mean a TOTAL of 50 people may be seated on the patio and deck at one time EXCEPT FOR THURSDAY EVENING. The patio and deck area will be closed for Thursday evenings as it is impractical to limit use to 50-people. Tables are spaced more than 6-feet apart to promote social distancing between groups. Each person using the patio, at any time, will be expected to scan the QR code to register their presence – similar to the restaurant requirement.
Use of the club building:
The bathrooms remain accessible at all times. The club building may be used for social gatherings of up to 15 people. WYC has interpreted this to mean a TOTAL of 15 people my use club building at one time EXCEPT FOR THURSDAY EVENING. The seating area inside will be closed for Thursday nights as it is impractical to limit use to 15-people. Tables are spaced more than 6-feet apart to promote social distancing between groups. Each person using the club building, at any time, will be expected to scan the QR code to register their presence.
Water, Pop, Beer:
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