Published 06:18 on 5 Nov 2020
Club re-opening times and Return to Sailing Activities
I hope that you are all keeping well in these difficult times and I write to update you on the Club Re-opening on Wednesday 2nd December. As you know, we have currently been classified in Tier 2 and are putting into place all that we believe we are currently allowed. Any beneficial changes will be introduced as and when we are able. I know that the lockdown has kept us all at home or exercising and now it will be good to socialise at CSC again..but there are restrictions.
We will reopen the Clubhouse and free access to the Hard on Wednesday 2nd December.
For Food we welcome back "Club Kitchen", now under the control of Chef Pete, their "on site manager". He intends to build on the improvements that we saw prior to lockdown, with different and additional food offerings in order to tempt you to come in more often.
A menu will be published by newsletter early next week to include the Friday and Saturday evening menu. Table bookings can be made by phone to 01202 483150 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that inside, tables can only be occupied by a single household or official bubble, but outside, on the Balcony, where we have new Infrared heaters installed for your comfort, tables can be occupied by upto 6 non-related persons.
Tier 2 restrictions require, both inside and out, "substantial food" to be ordered in order for you to be served with alcohol. We have researched this carefully as many will not want a full meal. The definition of substantial food is two items, and whereas scampi and chips or fish and chips qualify, if you have a panini or similar it will need to be accompanied by a salad or chips. A Jacket potato will have to have salad added.
As before, no standing will be allowed, you must be sat at a table and food and drink will be by table service only. Also, a reminder that masks must be worn on entry and whenever moving around the clubroom, balcony or cloakrooms. It is one way entry and exit and you must register all visits on arrival by "Q" code or manually.
On Wednesday/Thursday and Friday we will open at 10.45am for Tea/Coffee and Cake followed by the Bar hours from 12-2 together with Food from Club Kitchen right through, with Tea/Coffee and cake available in the afternoon until 4pm, the clubroom will then close.
On Friday 4th December, for the evening we will open at 6pm for food and drink with last drink orders (by law) 10pm. We will be closing the club at 10.30 pm. The evening food menu will be published by newsletter early next week and food bookings are recommended by phone to 01202 483150 or email to email@example.com.
Saturday 5th December; Cooked Breakfast from 9am, Coffee/Tea and cake during the morning, Bar and Food from 12 noon, coffee/tea/cake in the afternoon, last Bar orders 10pm, close 10.30pm. all day Food with last food orders 8.30pm. Food bookings are again recommended.
Sunday 6th December; Cooked Breakfast from 9am, Tea/Coffee and Cake during the morning; Bar and Food from 12 noon, coffee/tea/cake in the afternoon, last Bar orders 5.30pm, close 6pm. (usual winter hours).all day Food with last food orders 4.30pm.
You must remember that, whether seated inside or out, you will have to order food in order to be served alcohol and that you can only sit with your own household (no friends) unless on the balcony.
Members very much appreciated the "Clubroom Welcome Host" volunteers we put in place before lockdown. By tomorrow morning, there will be a rota posted under "Duties" on the website in "MyCSC". If you can spare a couple of hours, please volunteer for this important part of our clubroom operation. We thank all of those members who volunteered previously and would ask you all to consider putting your name forward.
From 2 December recreational sailing may recommence and from 5th December racing will resume. It is our intention to continue to run the sailing programme as published and details of all races are available on the Club Website.
This is obviously great news, but please remember that all of our sailing activities are still subject to the ongoing general Covid19 measures; social distancing and hand sanitising etc. Please also remember that the slipway is a pinch point so allow extra time to get your boat rigged and ready for racing.
Unfortunately the changing rooms will, once again, be closed meaning that you must attend the club ready to sail and be prepared to leave the club in a wet / dab dry condition. An outside shower is being fitted but this is not yet commissioned. The In ClubToilet facilities will remain open. Please respect these rules and enjoy the sailing the best we can. Hopefully a local collective effort will result in a future easing of restrictions meaning changing rooms can be opened again.
Once again, I look forward to seeing you all on your return to CSC and please be assured that your Committees will watch and consider all developments, providing you, our valued members, with improvements to the above and the best services that we can offer, in these most difficult and ever changing times.
With kind regards
Last updated 17:03 on 1 December 2020