You will no doubt be aware that Covid19 is having an impact on life as we know it, let alone on our sailing plans. The RYA, on advice from the Government, has already recommended that organisations cancel any events planned up until 30th April. And the reality is that this is likely to continue far into the summer.
Your committee is working to salvage as much as possible of the season but events are out of our control and things are changing at breath-taking speed. In the midst of all this, I'm sure you will understand that we have no choice than to put health and safety at the forefront of everything that we do as an association.
You will receive further emails from Martin Rouse-Collen, on Racing regattas, and Kris & Caroline Nisson, on Cruising events. They will keep you informed of any changes.
The original programme outline is below, but subject to revision.
1st February - Shore Rally at Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 0900 to 1700.
7 March - AGM at Tamesis Club, TW11 9QY.
1100 AGM, Discussion Forum, Lunch and Annual Prize Giving.
23 - 25 May – End May Bank Holiday Rally. CANCELLED
Saturday 23 - Meet at East Cowes Marina with Dinner at The Lifeboat Inn
Sunday 24 - Cruise to Yarmouth Harbour.
25 - 31 May - Cruise-in-Company to Alderney and Cherbourg. CANCELLED
20 - 21 June - Mid-Summer Rally. Bembridge. BBQ. CANCELLED
29 - 31 August - End August Bank Holiday Rally.
Saturday 29 - meet at The Folly Inn, berthing on the Pontoon with Dinner at the Inn.
Sunday 30 - cruise to Gin's Farm, Royal Southampton YC, on the Beaulieu River.
13 September – Sunday - CO32 "Gathering" at Southampton International Boat Show.
10 - 11 October - Class Captain's End of Season Rally.
Saturday 10 - Meet at Haslar Marina, Gosport, for Dinner at Trinity's.
5 December - Christmas Rally. Cowes Yacht Haven.
Decorate your boat!
Dinner at the Island Sailing Club.