RYA lobbies government on Coronavirus measures

The RYA has written to members after approaching the government on behalf of boaters who need to access their boats whilst respecting Covid-19 guidelines: “We believe there are measures that could be permitted within the existing Government guidance to allow access for essential maintenance – and this applies not just to marinas, but also to club dinghy parks and boats on moorings. … With all sports now beginning to consider recovery, our plans are now well advanced on our ‘return to boating strategy’ in collaboration with the Sport and Recreation Alliance and their representations to Cabinet Office, as well as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. We are looking forward to supporting a safe and appropriate return to the water and we will be getting the message over that there is a very strong case for boating to be one of the first activities that could be resumed safely within any necessary parameters for social distancing, once we start to see a relaxation of the current restrictions.”

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  1. Great.
    Spain has announced a phased opening of waters starting about now – restricted to municipalities initially (one aboard!! Here, sensibly, household units can move together), don’t know how Spain is divided, but assume similar to our local authority areas. Then gradually spreading distance allowed to go to full opening to domestic sailing and finally, by mid June opening to charter boats and moving to a new normal (whatever that is).
    If UK follows similar system, Lower Thames and Medway sailors will soon be waving as we pass by one another again.
    Mine’s a pint and pickled egg at Admiral’s Arm – ah, I’ll have to take my own!
    Look forward to see you all.

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