The cruiser lift out has been arranged for Saturday 17 October with Sunday 18 October as the back stop in the event of bad weather. We will be starting around 10.30am as high tide is at 13.30. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to close the promenade for parking until all craning operations have finished which will probably be around mid afternoon. Any enquires please contact David Giles.

As the bar starts to get busier members are reminded to book if they wish to be sure of a place. Please go to www.shlott.com and request to join the “Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club” group.

The system settings have been changed such that you will be able to see who else has booked a table and vice versa.

The slipway has been repaired but underlying structural issues will require attention over the winter months. In the meantime the slipway can be used but please take care.

Update for members visiting the bar.

Please arrive at the club either through the birdcage or from the ramp along the platform. Sanitise hands from the dispenser outside the door before touching the door. Preferably follow the one-way system up the inside stairs to access the bar, leaving the bar by the outside stairs down from the balcony. If moving counter to the one-way system do not pass people on the stairs and maintain 1m+ distancing. The stair lift is still available.

You may have to queue for the order point of the bar to be served. Please observe 1m+ distancing, then order and pay using a contactless card. Bar staff will note down names of your group for contact tracing. Move 2m to the left to collect drinks from collection point.

Take your seat with your household/ bubble at your table without moving placement of any table. Chairs may be moved but the distance must be observed from those at other tables in the upper saloon. Some tables have 1m+ and others 2m distance. No one is to remain standing at the bar or elsewhere inside. Places are also available on the balcony, and there is overspill area in the birdcage (good weather) and lower saloon (poor weather). Please do not close windows, as open windows are an essential control measure allowing 1m+ spacing

Enjoy being back in the club! But please no singing or shouting due to aerosol transmission. Do not be afraid to ask another member ‘to keep their distance’, but always do so politely
Bring empty glasses, bottles and cans to the ‘empties tables’ at the end of the bar, and on the balcony.

Sanitise hands outside toilets before entering and wash hands for 20 seconds before you leave the toilets. Men - follow one way system, leaving by the changing rooms (which aren’t in use). Ladies – if both cubicles are in use wait outside on the platform. If returning to the bar go up the interior platform stairs.

Before leaving the club please tell bar staff you are leaving, and wipe clean the table before others use it.

If you visit the club, it will be taken as agreed you will follow these guidelines and will have read the risk assessment on the website. We depend on the cooperation of those that visit the club to observe and adhere to risk assessment in order that the clubhouse can remain open. The number of people will be restricted. Members only, no guests. To avoid disappointment book places in the bar on Shlott :: Free online booking calendar and group management system. Join the group called Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club. Sign up and book your table. Bar staff can book you in on arrival if places are available.

Please also note that due to the circumstances all measures remain under review. Rear Commodore, Robin Tothill and Vice Commodore, Steve Hill are leading on these changes to Covid safety in the clubhouse, kindly contact them as needed.

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS.
The Leigh Sailing Club East Rack ramp has been badly damaged by today's storm. With further high winds and high tides expected tonight and tomorrow afternoon, it is likely that further damage will occur.
We would therefore ask that members do not use the East Rack ramp until further notice until we can arrange for the damage to be repaired.
Thank you for your co-operation and we will advise as soon at the ramp is considered safe to use.
Steve Hill
Vice Commodore

The club is trialling use of the shlott booking system that we have introduced for bar space booking.  Please see the club-sailing-dinghies page on the club website for details of the boats, usage rules and how to book.

There is an updated Risk Assessmnet that can be found on the policy section of the website; https://leighsailingclub.org/index.php/about/policy-documents

The main changes are that;
Social distancing changes to 1m+ on the racks in line with government guidance. Please maintain 2m+ wherever possible, in particular if talking face-to-face. Please utilise the gel dispensers that have been installed on the West rack.
The mark rule zone reverts to 3 boat lengths, please remember to be considerate and conservative in your sailing.
There is updated guidance on self-rescue, please consider if you need to add more righting lines etc to recover from capsizes without assistance.
The clubhouse toilets may be used if sanitised afterwards by the user. There is spray in the toilets that should be used together with paper towels to wipe down surfaces. The changing rooms remain unavailable for use.