Welsh Government have adjusted the start date of "organised outdoor activity" (max 30 people) which is now April 26th, the same day as outdoor hospitality resumes. This means organised racing can resume with some adjustments needed to cater for the numbers of people taking part. The racing committee will look at this and options include more classes and different start times to separate groups to remain within the 30 limit for each group/class.
note: this is still subject to final confirmation on April 22nd
When not racing in an organised activity, the rule of 6 (from maximum two households) apply, however, when in an organised activity (such as club racing we are permitted to sail with mixed households, and more than 6 providing there are mitigation measures enforced.
RYA instruct organisers to publish these by way of Protocols. We will republish the CHPSC Protocol from last year and this is very similar to the rules set by RORC. It will be a condition of entry that all skippers (and crew) abide by our Protocol.
> Crew limited to 80% of the IRC certificate crew number (to nearest whole number)
> Skippers should have a COVID protocol for their boat
> Good hygiene and distancing should be followed, with other mitigations such as masks and gloves, and the current COVID restrictions followed before and after the race and when ashore
Much credit to the pathway returning us to racing, and allowing organisers to manage their activities goes to the RYA and RYA Cymru Wales.