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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:

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.

Phased opening of the HSC facilities – Phase 3 – Bar Opening 4th July

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Who needs to go away to Greece when we have such awesome wind and weather here? Today was great wind and Sat and Sunday looking good too.

We are aiming to open the club bar on Saturday evening from 7pm on Sat 4th July. We have spent a lot of time putting a procedure together in an attempt to minimise the risk of spreading the virus and keeping everyone safe. As you can imagine, complying with the guidance has not been easy, so please bear with us as we trial the procedure for the first time on Saturday. We are hoping to open every Saturday for now and we will review extending this to ad hoc opening later.

As the space inside is fairly limited we will be asking people to use the balcony or patio in the first instance. If we get to a situation where it is not possible to comply with the guidance, then we will have to deny entry until numbers drop off. If the weather is bad then it is unlikely that we will be able to seat more than 20 people inside.

We already have procedures in place to cover club kit use, toilets and picnic tables. We now have one for customers using the bar. These procedures are not the most exciting read but they contain important information to keep you safe, so please read them before you turn up. They have been emailed to members for your reference.

The main points to note for the bar are as follows:

1.Enter via main staircase as normal (this is now a one-way system)
2.Sign in using the list on LHS of the bar
3.Space out and observe social distancing until your turn to order at the bar
4.Only enter the bar zone to pay (contactless card only) and collect your drinks
5.Take your drinks outside to the balcony or via the RHS fire escape stairs to the patio
6.If the weather is bad and there is space inside, you may take a seat in the lounge
7.Before leaving, take your disposable glasses and rubbish to one of the bins
8.Leave by the RHS fire exit door one-way system
9.Access the toilets by leaving the building as described above
10.Please observe the current social distancing rules
11.Wash hands regularly or use the alcohol gel dispensers located around the club

Thanks for your patience and we look forward to this new chapter following 4 months of abstinence!

Phased opening of the HSC facilities – Phase 2 – Club Kit and Picnic Tables 7th Jun

June 7, 2020 No Comments

Another week of cracking wind has gone by and as promised, the second phase of reopening was completed today. Members can now borrow the club equipment from the garage and we have also made the picnic tables available. There are procedures posted at the club to observe and follow to ensure safety and prevent the spread of the disease. Please observe BSUPA advice below.