Notice to Members Re COVID Restrictions

Hi Members,

Due the current COVID restrictions Port Hunter Sailing Skiff Club cannot open and hold club racing.

As detailed in the communications sent from NSW Health and Sailing Australia, sailing is recognised as an allowed form of exercise and its restrictions are detailed below.

As restrictions change, we will communicate on the website how the new restrictions impact our club sailing.

In the meantime please keep yourselves safe in these difficult times.

 

Regards,

Peter Kershaw

President 

PHSSC

 

 

Can I go Sailing?

UPDATE: The new rules introduced on 13 September DO NOT apply to boats of any kind - See message from NSW Police Marine Area Command :

The easing of restrictions within the Greater Sydney 'stay at home' area effective yesterday, 13 September, whereby;

you can attend an outdoor gathering in a public space of up to 5 people for exercise or outdoor recreation (aged 16 years or over and fully vaccinated) DOES NOT relate to boating.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney


Boating is still limited to the same household members or if from different households a maximum of 2 people.  Vessels are considered a 'premise' therefore this outdoor easing does not relate to vessels.


Sailing and powerboating are recognised as allowed forms of exercise and recreation as long as you observe the rules around social gathering, physical distancing and mask wearing:

         A maximum of two people can go boating together, or more if they are all members of the same household. 

         You must stay within the Local Government Area you live in (or the water adjacent to your LGA), or if going into a neighbouring LGA, no further than 5 kilometres from your home.

         In the Areas of Concern, a maximum of two people can only travel up to 5kms from their homes for exercise including sailing. To calculate 5km from your home, enter your address into the map on this page.

         Get in, go sailing, go home; keep your distance from others at your club, marina or boat ramp.

         Do not carpool with anyone outside your family

         Masks must be worn at all times, except when exercising.


Can Clubs run sailing racing and training?

No. Community sport is currently not permitted. This includes any racing or training activities ie club organised coaching or Learn-To-Sail programs.