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Exercise: "Alone or with members of your household". 
I don't have a bike. I do have a boat that I can walk to. (Neither of those last two statements are true, but they could be.) It's exercise - arguably no more risky than cycling on a public highway. It's alone or with household members so satisfies the social distancing aspect. Does anyone really believe that walking cycling and running are the only forms of exercise allowed? 
Tennis: Running around in the fresh air (with a bat in your hand chasing a ball) at least 2m from your opponent who may be a household member anyway. What's the damn difference?


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There are not as far as I am aware any restrictions on what you can do at home? I have been playing tennis this morning just strung a line between 2 stumps, could play short games of most ball games, (at home in the garden I should add). I have also mowed the grass, (supposed to rain tomorrow), have a thought for people stuck in multi occupancy buildings.


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Nick - because if you go sailing, then everyone will want to go sailing. If you go and play tennis, everyone will want to play tennis. And before you know it, we have a social gathering before and after being on the water as we share a tinny or 2 - coz thats what we do right? People queuing to use courts, chat and socialise. Club car parks are full

And then we have the have-nots who look at us having fun and our sport becomes ever more elistist

And because its just morally wrong

And because you could be shedding virus all over the place before you even get on the water

Fer Gods Sake - lets all just do the right thing. We can enjoy it better afterwards. 

The NHS workers are putting their lives on the line, and you folk wanna go sailing and play tennis/golf or whatever your thing is? Really????

My neighbour is a Doctor for the local hospital. She normally comes home every day. I havnt seen her car since Sunday. Get real people


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Nice Post Chris, but I think we could be flogging a dead horse
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Originally posted by Noah

Tennis: Running around in the fresh air (with a bat in your hand chasing a ball) at least 2m from your opponent who may be a household member anyway. What's the damn difference?
The LTA have closed ALL tennis clubs/courts completely.  

Compare the strong, clear guidance from the LTA with the wishywashy message from the RYA...

“The absolute priority of everyone in Britain needs to be protecting the health of the nation, with a requirement to dramatically adjust our behaviour to help slow the spread of the disease, prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed, and ultimately save lives. The way everyone can do this is complying with the Government’s guidance and staying at home.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening (23 March) all tennis facilities and courts should be closed, and tennis coaching and activity should be put on hold with immediate effect.”

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I've just had it brought home to me, hard, just how easy it is to get things wrong. Early last week, before the strict lock down, I was out and about chasing a couple of leads on stories and planned to pop in to grab a coffee with an old friend from sailing yonks ago.... he was always a good choice for primary source material.  However, the weather intervened, I got caught out in a brisk shower without a coat and seeing I was a bit cold and wet,  decided instead to head directly home. That friend is now in trouble with CV.... had I popped in, there is a very strong possibility that by now I too would be showing symptoms. 
I've had my close call, not everyone is lucky enough to get a helpful dowsing, I'm now in strict lock down and will be until advised otherwise. It is just so easy and you're not going to know that you've made that 'bad' call until it is too late....once you have it, you have it. 
Worse - and this is not being over dramatic, of all the ways to depart this mortal coil, being alone in an isolation unit, unable to say a final farewell to loved ones as you struggle for breath, is not one I would chose. To go in this manner courtesy of my own stupidity  and belief that the advice somehow didn't apply to me would be bitter indeed, but nowhere near as bad as the thought that I might survive, whilst those close to me that I had so carelessly infected, might not.
We all have choices to make but this is not one of them. We've been told to stay in and that should be the end of it - but my guess is that there will still be those who think that they know better and that all of the available advice is somehow inapplicable.
Stay safe one and all...there is a lot of sailing to be done when this is all over!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Noah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 3:46pm
Originally posted by ttc546

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Nick - because if you go sailing, then everyone will want to go sailing. If you go and play tennis, everyone will want to play tennis. And before you know it, we have a social gathering before and after being on the water as we share a tinny or 2 - coz thats what we do right? People queuing to use courts, chat and socialise. Club car parks are full

And then we have the have-nots who look at us having fun and our sport becomes ever more elistist

And because its just morally wrong

And because you could be shedding virus all over the place before you even get on the water

Fer Gods Sake - lets all just do the right thing. We can enjoy it better afterwards. 

The NHS workers are putting their lives on the line, and you folk wanna go sailing and play tennis/golf or whatever your thing is? Really????

My neighbour is a Doctor for the local hospital. She normally comes home every day. I havnt seen her car since Sunday. Get real people
  
Gov't advice is to permit exercise: in my view there's damn all difference between being out on my boat or on a bike. Do you want to take part in <choose a sport> because you see others doing it?  I certainly don't want to run when I see others looking miserable as they pound the streets.  Sailing elitist? I don't really care what others think. My boat cost less than my mate's bike. Why is one form of exercise morally wrong while another is not? Spreading virus about? On the water when I'm covered in neoprene? Compare to the mamil brigade or runners sweating in shorts & tee-shirts or vests. Don't get me wrong, I won't be going sailing anytime soon, because I can't get to it. BUT, if I were lucky enough to live on a river with a landing stage at the end of my garden I could tie a boat to I damn well would, because it's EXERCISE and it's good for my mental health and no more risky or dangerous to others than that which has been sanctioned by HMG.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 3:54pm
Very conflicted about this. I can walk about 200 yds to my boat launch and recover without causing anyone hassle and have been doing this for years so no when to say don't its risky. But I can see the moral side of not doing it because others cant.
 I would turn  up changed and return home changed so no using changing rooms.
Would I make others try it? I don't know unless they were already working out how to manage without causing anyone hassle.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 4:33pm
We now have a large Russian fleet causing issues, Royal Navy unable to assist with crisis.
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I think the point of being g able to leave your house for a walk or run is pretty simple, you go out, walk for a bit for fresh air, go back inside. Sailing, walk to the boat, rig up, launch, go sailing, bring ashore, pack away, walk home. The difference is pretty obvious to me.
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