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Club changing rooms open!

April 11, 2021 No Comments

We are delighted to announce that the club changing rooms will open from Monday 12th April. In line with government recommendations, social distancing and the hands-face-space-replace advice should be followed when using the facilities. RYA advice say that members should change and shower at home if possible to minimise the risk but if that’s not possible or practical, then the club’s facilities are there to be used. For the time being we are limiting numbers to two (or a family group) at a time in each changing room. Please therefore work quickly to avoid the queues!

You’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that the club water systems have all been flushed, cleaned and sanitised after a long period of closure. We will be increasing the cleaning frequency too.

At last it feels like some degree of normality is approaching!

We hope to open up the bar on 22nd May and all going well there will be some events organised on and off the water as things begin to open back up. Watch this space for any developments.

Thanks for your patience and enjoy the season!

Spring 2021 update

April 10, 2021 No Comments

Dear member

I am sure everyone is pleased that the roadmap back to some sort of normality has begun.

The club is looking to open up gradually in line with government guidance.
Members can now use the patio area along with the picnic tables. The toilets can be used but not the showers or changing rooms I am afraid. We are keeping an eye on the guidance and we are hopeful that we can open the changing rooms w/c 12th Apr.
The kitchen and upstairs bar area are still out of action.

We will update you on any changes in these rules as things progress. The most important date looks to be the 17th May when hopefully hospitality can resume indoors and we can reopen the bar.

Club subscriptions are due by the end of April. There will be no increase in fees again this year and members will also receive a discount if paid before the due date. Lisa Collinson is again dealing with renewals, which can of course be paid online, just visit our website. There will also be membership forms downstairs in the club but these can also be downloaded from the website.

It is important that anyone paying for boat or kayak storage obtains a new permit from Lisa and displays it on their craft, there are tags and labels downstairs in the club. There are a number of boats in particular that are in a very bad condition which will have to be disposed of if not claimed.

I hope this has answered a few people’s questions? Looking forward to a warm, windy and not so restricted season.

Hunstanton Sailing Club Statement – Chris Bamfield

November 18, 2020 No Comments

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bamfield family following the devastating news of Chris’ disappearance over the weekend. Chris is a much loved and valued member of the club, and a friend and colleague to many of our members. He has always been a strong advocate for our sports and has given fantastic support for the development of the club and our facilities.

Chris is always a great supporter and enabler of the events and activities that we’ve run as a club and in partnership with the Borough Council. This incident has come as big shock to our water sports community and we’d like to thank the emergency services and the volunteers for all their efforts these past few days.

Once again, our thoughts are with the Bamfield family during this incredibly difficult time.

If you would like to show your support, please donate to the RNLI charity using this link:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/chris-bamfield-a-thank-you-to-the-rnli

Anything you can give to support these vital emergency services would be much appreciated.

Hunstanton Sailing Club and Watersports Centre

Changes to HSC facilities – Phase 4 – Bar closed from 25th September 2020 until further notice

October 8, 2020 No Comments

Due to the latest government legislation and following RYA guidance, we regret that the bar is now closed until further notice.

The club facilities however are still open and we have revised procedures in place for the safety of the members and their family and friends. We are still encouraging members to get out there and enjoy the water!

Our preferred method for complying with Track and Trace is the NHS App. Please remember to log in using the app and the QR code if you visit the club facilities and there are other people present around you.

Please note that the club AGM is on Sunday the 1st November at 1300. This will have to be held virtually, the agenda and details for taking part will be sent out in a couple of weeks.