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May 20‚ 2020

COVID-19 Update from MCSC

Updates on MCSC Operations from Holly Church‚ Director

We have made policy changes that will be in effect for the start of our summer sailing season.

While we know that this year will start out a bit more restrictively and that this is frustrating‚ we also know our members and guests want to keep themselves and those they love safe. Please understand that these policies have been made to protect everyone.

The Sailing Center is working daily to try to understand and comply with Federal‚ State‚ County‚ City and Park guidelines. The alternative to taking these precautions and following CDC guidelines to the best of our ability - is to not open at all - and that would be much worse than a temporary limit to the number of people on a boat‚ having to wear a mask or spacing yourselves appropriately. The inconveniences that we will all be faced with‚ will be GREATLY offset by the ability to get out and sail! Please keep a positive outlook and help us by cooperating with the regulations. We are excited to be opening and everything will work out for the best.

Please remember that even though staff at MCSC are doing their best to keep everyone as safe as possible‚ you will be sailing at your own risk.

Open Sailing
*7 days a week - Monday through Sunday – 10:00 am to Sunset
*Masks and full-fingered gloves will be required when anywhere near docks or on boats. They do not need to be sailing gloves. Regular gardening gloves will suffice. If you already have ¾ sailing gloves‚ you are welcome to use them provided you have some type of glove; neoprene‚ plastic or otherwise‚ underneath.

Temporary Open Sailing boat capacities:
*Ensigns -2 people. 3-person exception if ALL are from a quarantined household
*Soling - 2 people. 3-person exception if ALL are from a quarantined household
*Centerboards - 2 people. 3-person exception if ALL are from a quarantined household
*J-24 - 2 people and no Heavy Air usage until further increased capacity. 3-person exception if ALL are from a quarantined household
*Misty & Reliance - 3 people and no Heavy Air usage until further increased capacity. 4-person exception if ALL are from a quarantined household

A COVID-19 waiver has been added to check-out sheet and must be read‚ understood‚ accepted and initialed by all sailing participants

Life Jackets (PFD’s) will not be supplied by MCSC for this season. If you need a PFD‚ you can:
*Rent an MCSC PFD for the Summer:
If you would like to rent one of our (pre-worn‚ not lovely…
but completely effective) PFD’s‚ the cost for the entire summer is $20 for the first PFD‚ with any subsequent PFD’s rented at $10 each. There will be a $25 deposit for each PFD rented. When you return the PFD(s) at the end of the summer you will get your $25 deposit back. If you want to rent a PFD‚ please stop in the office to pick one up when you are in the area

OR
*Purchase your own PFD

We will not require “Scheduled Sailing” to begin the season. We may alter this if demand for boats causes us to have large back-ups. Please do not congregate near the docks or the check-out trailer. Space yourselves accordingly and we will work to get everyone out on boats

A cell phone or VHF will be required to be onboard for every boat going out

Be prepared to dock your boat with your crew only – try to avoid assistance when possible

Even though MCSC prides itself on everyone being courteous‚ please try to avoid the common courtesy of helping others with lines unless there is an immediate need to avoid injury or damage.

Members should bring their own disinfecting wipes to use on any surfaces that they touch when on the docks‚ slips‚ and grounds.

Enrichment Club (Saturday Spinnaker Club and Sunday Racing) is suspended until further notice.
May 27‚ 2020

MCSC Facility Use during COVID-19

*Masks required while anywhere in the building‚ and on or near the docks
*3-person maximum allowed in Challenge or Integrity classrooms
*Bathrooms to remain open with a 2-person maximum occupancy.  *Common facility “touch points” will be wiped down frequently
*Snacks‚ water‚ sodas and coffee have been moved behind the desk but are still available.  Office staff will be happy to help you with purchase
*Please do not use the water/drinking fountains.  Please plan to bring your own water bottles or purchase one at the front desk
*Hand Sanitizing Stations will be placed near the top of the dock ramp and near the front door of the office for additional hand sanitizing availability.
June 1‚ 2020

Adult Sailing Lessons during COVID-19

COVID-19 Update on Adult Sailing Lessons

Adult Basic
*All classroom time being done in advance via online curriculum and Zoom meetings
*Limited 1:1 student & instructor per Ensign for all on-the-water portions of the course unless 2 students from a quarantined household
*Require masks and full-fingered gloves
*Unsafe for sailing weather conditions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and may include cancelled classes‚ online classes‚ online homework‚ pro-rated classes for cancellations and/or alternate sailing opportunities


Adult Intermediate and Advanced
*2 students on Ensigns‚ Solings and centerboards
*3 students on a J-24
*2 students and 1 instructor on cruising boats
*Require masks and full-fingered gloves
*Unsafe for sailing weather conditions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and may include cancelled classes‚ online classes‚ online homework‚ pro-rated classes for cancellations and/or alternate sailing opportunities
June 15‚ 2020

Youth and Prams Sailing Lessons during COVID-19

COVID-19 Update on Youth and Prams classes:


Youth / Prams
*Reduced class sizes – we will be using Opti’s‚ Blue Dragons‚ Lasers and/or Catalinas for adequate spacing
*Require mask and full-fingered gloves
*Masks are not required for centerboards for safety reasons while on the water
*Unsafe sailing conditions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and may include cancelled classes‚ online classes‚ online homework‚ pro-rated classes and/or alternate sailing opportunities
*Swim Checks are still required for Youth and Prams classes. Please keep in contact with your local public pools for opening. Whenever possible‚ register your child for later summer classes in anticipation of lifeguard access with pool openings.

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