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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 20 at 4:51pm
I know youíre right Rupert, where we are is where we are. Ten years working through the committee, flag officer & commodore has left me a little jaded. Iím in no rush to get back and when I do an hour losing myself in Contender playtime will do just fine, unless of course my wife fancies some single wire three sail action.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 20 at 4:57pm
Don't think sailings got a problem with insurance claims. Enjoy your sailing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote john80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 20 at 11:09pm
Originally posted by Chris_H

Originally posted by Do Different

I know that many will tell me that I am wrong in both law and duty.†
But. I cannot see why volunteer clubs in particular have to shoulder such a duty of care as is often taken on, especially for adult sailors not undertaking training. †To my mind a membership subscription only covers the cost of running the club, you are not buying a service, only access to facilities. Club: my interpretation, a group of like minded people banding together for mutual benefit.
In this present time the Govt. has and is issuing rules and guidance. Why is it not enough to say, comply with the Govt rules and if not comfortable then do not attend or enhance your personal behaviour.
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Because we live in a litigious world where any accidents big or small, especially resulting in death - someone has to take the blame. Ambulance chasers are legendary these days. So clubs have to ensure that they provide a safe environment in which to go sailing. Especially if the water belongs to a 3rd party and safety boat facilities are normally provided by the club. It is not enough to say - go sailing at your own risk. Directors of the club can be liable.....


Have you ever considered that the more you chase risk the more liable you become in the event of an accident. That is to say the more services and you provide to reduce risk the more liable you may become should those services younorovide have a momentary blip in quality.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris_H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 20 at 6:50am
john80 - I donít disagree but thatís not the world we live in unfortunately
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sussex Lad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 20 at 8:47am
Sail to socialise or Socialise to sail?

I suspect most club members fall into the first group much like blokes who follow football because it gives them a reason to come together and a safe subject to chat about.

Ah well, might give it a go tomorrow anyway.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Riv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 20 at 6:34am
"Ten years of working through the committee....has left me a little jaded"

This pause in club activities has left me evaluating my involvement in club activities. I'd like to cut back a fair bit as I realise how much time the club has been taking and how many other things have been put off or neglected.

I'm thinking of issuing a list of maintenance jobs to do and stepping back. If the other 350 adult members want the boats they can turn out and practice their skills while I just provide the bits and some guidance.

I wonder how many other long time committee members will step back a bit now?
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