FFSC Weekly News 22nd July 2020


Bar Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to work as part of a team, when the clubhouse re-opens. Depending on the future Government guidelines for opening the club bar, the type of help we envisage is one person serving drinks, one person taking orders, and another meeting and greeting members coming into the club. 
Volunteers will be given full training.  The role is not a permanent one, it is about keeping our costs down, until we know how the club will be used. If we all pull together then we could share the jobs over a short period of time until we can arrange a more permanent situation e.g. employ a part time bar person.
If you are interested please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk advising that you would like to help when the clubhouse opens.


Your General Committee

We were asked to prepare a web page showing who the committee are and a shorted bit about each member. To view please click here.

Wanted: Social Secretary (Volunteer)

The General committee are looking for someone to fill the post of ‘Social Secretary’.
If you are interested, then please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk and we can send you a job description.
It would be really good to get some fresh ideas either in the club or online.

Wednesday night racing updates

Please click on above picture for how the racing will work.

Youth Sailing Update

It’s been a frustrating start to the season, with lots of great sailing weather but a lockdown preventing us from going on the water. However, the latest government guidelines give us a glimmer of hope with participation in team and grassroots sports now being permitted, though within the guidance issued by the sport’s governing bodies. However, although activity and youth clubs are allowed to reopen, there are still strict CoViD-19 guidelines and restrictions which we have to adhere to, so it won’t be a return to Youth Sailing as we know and love it. At least, not yet.
For the time-being, we are restricted to ‘bubbles’ of 15 participants, including the helpers and instructors who run the sessions. In practice this means that sessions will be restricted to 10 students and 5 adults. In addition, ‘social distancing’ rules still apply, and as we don’t believe that it will be possible to follow these in double-handed boats, we will have to restrict our sessions to single-handed sailing in Lasers, Picos and possibly Fevas.
This means that initially we’ll be restricting our return to sailing to those students who already have their Level 3 certificates (or above), since these are the students who will be competent to rig and sail single-handed within the strict ‘social distancing’ requirements and with the minimum of supervision. The aim is to start sailing on Saturday 25th July, and if there’s sufficient interest we’ll run additional sessions on Tuesday afternoons during the holidays as well.
This is only the first step, and depending on the evolving situation, new government and RYA guidance, and the success of our first sessions, we all hope to be able to open up Youth Sailing further in the coming weeks. We know that students who are not included in this first phase will be disappointed, but this is a cautious first step so watch this space. We’re also going to have to disappoint many of our keen and enthusiastic helpers and instructors, since the 15 person ‘bubble’ limit means that we have to severely limit the numbers who can help out.
At Youth Sailing and the Club, we’re responsible for the safety of the young students who sail with us, and for this reason we’d be grateful if others using or visiting the club would respect our ‘bubble’, and keep their distance. We’re meeting at 10.00 in front of Riverside, will use the club beach, and return at around 12.00. Thank you.

Powerboat 1:1 Training Courses

We have managed to adapt ‘Carl Giles’ to offer 1-2-1 tuition for our RYA Powerboat levels 1 & 2 courses. So if you or someone you know would like to get your certificates then please do get in touch with training@ffsc.co.uk 
PPE & hand sanitiser and gel supplied and social distance of 1m+ exercised.
Please note there is a waiting list already! 

Wanted: 1 or 2 Hygiene monitors (Volunteer)

The General committee are looking for 1 or 2 members to take the online National Hygiene certificate and give a few hours a year, of their time, to oversee the club hygiene levels. 
If you are interested, then please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk and we will contact you with more detail.
It would be really good to get some fresh faces for this job.


FFSC Engine/Dinghy Shed

The club have space for 1 x Engine and 1 x Dinghy space available to rent. If anyone interested please can you reply to this email and let us know. 

Club shop

Are you looking for a nice birthday present for the sailor/boat person in your life? Percentage of the profits go to the club!

Coming soon….

Stay safe and well
Enjoy your sailing!
Jane B & Jane W

Youth Sailing
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