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A2Z, club has no way of restricting access by owners to their own craft. Many owners live within 5mins walk of their boat.

It is a personal decision based upon their own moral, and ethical position  to take an informed decision as to whether they use their boat. However the centre of a river by yourself is isolated. The foreshore is large and proximity easily avoided if one should wish.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ttc546 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 10:13am
Originally posted by Riv

A2Z, club has no way of restricting access by owners to their own craft. Many owners live within 5mins walk of their boat.

It is a personal decision based upon their own moral, and ethical position  to take an informed decision as to whether they use their boat. However the centre of a river by yourself is isolated. The foreshore is large and proximity easily avoided if one should wish.

It is well reported on the news, that many police forces are telling people they find in such circumstances (i.e sunbathing and sport activities) to go the f**k home as per Gov instructions. We can all argue the toss as to whether sailing is social distancing or not - but the rules are (now) clear. You can go for a walk, run, cycle or allotment once a day. Otherwise, stay at home. I am not sure why people have such a problem understanding this.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 10:18am
Originally posted by Riv

A2Z, club has no way of restricting access by owners to their own craft. Many owners live within 5mins walk of their boat.
It is a personal decision based upon their own moral, and ethical position† to take an informed decision as to whether they use their boat. However the centre of a river by yourself is isolated. The foreshore is large and proximity easily avoided if one should wish.


I understand the club canít physically restrict access, but it can - and should - put out a statement to all members that sailing is not allowed until further notice. That is simple, clear and unambiguous advice. Otherwise someone who can walk there will feel entitled, and someone who can only drive there will be envious and join them. It is NOT a personal decision, the government has been very clear. It is regrettable that the RYA has not been clearer with its message to avoid this situation.

At any rate, stay safe and act responsibly. Hope to see you all on the racecourse in the not to distant future :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ttc546 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 10:20am
Originally posted by A2Z

 

I understand the club canít physically restrict access, but it can - and should - put out a statement to all members that sailing is not allowed until further notice. That is simple, clear and unambiguous advice. Otherwise someone who can walk there will feel entitled, and someone who can only drive there will be envious and join them. It is NOT a personal decision, the government has been very clear. It is regrettable that the RYA has not been clearer with its message to avoid this situation.

Agree on all counts. Espcially the message re-RYA
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 10:28am
I have found over the years that sailors are probably in the higher intellectual band, have more responsible attitudes etc, what chance has government got with less organised people?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sussex Lad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 20 at 11:23am
Originally posted by 423zero

I have found over the years that sailors are probably in the higher intellectual band, have more responsible attitudes etc, what chance has government got with less organised people?




.........and elitist.

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Agree. Sends totally the wrong message.
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Intelligent? People who spend loads of money on expensive equipment so they can go out, mostly, in boats that a designed to be unstable and then get thrown in the water at the drop of a hat. I'm not sure everyone would agree  Tongue
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