The Task Force is chartered with determining how RIYC can comply with and implement the established CDC guidelines and all related federal, state, and local laws and mandates. The following guidelines have been recommended by the RIYC COVID Committee and approved by the Trustees. These guidelines will be reviewed and revised periodically in response to changing circumstances. They are considered temporary amendments to the House and Dock Rules and are enforced as dictated by the By-Laws of the Club.
Access to dock and boat ramp is allowed under the current guidelines. Overnight use of the dock is permitted with approval by the Dockmaster. No rafting at the dock is allowed.
Transient docking and inter-club reciprocation is currently not allowed.
If “loaner” moorings are available for use, it will be reviewed by the COVID Committee, Waterfront Committee & Dockmaster on a case by case basis.
Clubhouse and Grounds
The clubhouse itself remains closed until further notice. No personal or social use is allowed. This includes the inside restrooms and kitchen.
The club exterior lavatories will remain in service and accessible for the members’ use.
The club grill is available for member use. Members must supply their own utensils.
Picnic tables are available for use but must be spaced apart consistent with social distancing standards.
Adirondack chairs are to be spaced a minimum of 6 ft apart consistent with social distancing standards.
The ice machine will remain secured/off to reduce a common high touch point and discourage unnecessary entry into the clubhouse.
An outdoor hand washing and/or disinfection station will be installed for member convenience.
The Steward’s primary responsibilities are maintenance tasks. Please maintain appropriate social distance with the Steward. A professional cleaning service also cleans the clubhouse and outdoor restrooms periodically. However, members are expected to clean and disinfect after themselves.
No new club rentals will be scheduled until further notice.
Social / Entertainment Activities
Club-sponsored social events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the COVID-19 Task Force and Trustees. Any Club-sponsored social event must follow local, state and federal health authority guidelines.
The swing set is available for use.
The swim platform will remain open for use consistent with the existing dock rules. Proper social distancing is required and the swim platform. Proper supervision is the adult member’s responsibility.
Use of the Ideal 18’s boats will be subject to state guidelines in effect at that time and Ideal 18 checkout procedures . Sign up by members is similar as last year.
The RIYC Annual Regatta
Planning continues for the 75th RIYC regatta on August 29th, including contingencies such as reduced gatherings or cancellation. The status will be re-evaluated as guidance and conditions evolve.
The Junior Sailing Program
Planning continues consistent with the State guidance allowing camps to operate beginning 29 June. Preliminary rules specific to Junior Sailing are posted on the RIYC web site.