Saturday June 27th we had a lively wind gusting up to 15 knots from the South West (mostly!). Five keel boats were on the start line for the first race, plus a few dinghies out to practice. Unfortunately, Dave’s tiller broke when he was doing well in the first race, so he had to retire without finishing. The rest of the fleet had a good time rounding the marks as quickly as possible:
Ensure that the number of people congregating is less than 50.
Travel with individuals within their own household and jurisdiction.
Maintain social distancing (2 metres/6 feet). Avoid all physical contact.
Maintain good handwashing and respiratory hygiene
Minimize the number of people in the dock/launching/rigging/parking areas.
Not invite visitors/guests to the facilities.
Nothing to be shared. Everything must be provided by the individual. Avoid sharing tools or equipment. If shared disinfect affected tools after use.
Avoid the common courtesy of helping others with their lines or accepting help unless there is an immediate need to avoid injury or damage. Wash hands or use sanitizer after handling someone else’s boat or lines.
Responding to an incident on or off the water (sailor in the water/other injury) may cause the responsible person to come in physical contact with the sailor. As such participants should always have gloves, masks and hand sanitizer available to protect themselves, and sailors, should contact become necessary.
When required, wear gloves that can be washed after use or put aside for several days – do not put gloves in your pocket – virus can live on surfaces up to 7 days – wash hands after taking off the gloves.
Safety Boat and Committee Boat should be sanitized after every use;
These amendments to the rules replace the ones we published last week, and may change again quite quickly, based on advice MSA gets from public health. Watch our website for changes.
25 Boats on the water for the weekend regatta, which included 17 Lasers, 4 Optimists and 4 dual-handed boats.
The weather was extremely variable, with the wind blowing, or not blowing, various strengths from various directions. It meant lots of adjusting by the race committee, and lots of waiting for the sailors, but sailors had a good time; and those who stayed out for all the races sailed between four and seven races each.
Mark your calendars! On July 20 and 21, 2019, the Falcon Yacht
Club is hosting the District 4 Laser Championships/Summer of Sailing
Regatta. This will be our biggest racing
weekend of the season and a great reason for a Saturday evening BBQ. Club members are encouraged to race or
volunteer for the weekend.
Laser International divides North American
into 25 Districts (6 in Canada).
District 4 includes Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (including Thunder
Bay). For the “seasoned” Masters sailors
in our club who are feeling extra adventurous this year, the District 4
Championships will be an excellent warm-up for the Laser Masters Canadian
Championships, which the RLWYC is hosting this year in August.
For the District 4’s, only those with an International
Laser Class Association (ILCA) membership will be scored in the District 4 Championships.
(An ILCA membership is also required for the Masters and is available online
For sailors born between 2003 and 2010, the
District 4’s/Summer of Sailing Regatta is also the qualifiers for the South
Region for the 2020 Manitoba Games. If
you know a sailor who might be interested, please visit the Sail Manitoba 2020
Manitoba Games site at: sailmanitoba.com/2020-manitoba-games.
We are also looking for a few more
volunteers. If you are not planning to
race, but would still like to be a part of the event, many hands make for light
work! If you are interested in
volunteering, please email Charles (on the water) or Liz (on land).