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Posted on 19th July, 2021

Update COVID Rules

I'm delighted to share that after 16 months the Clubhouse and Bar are now open!

With restrictions having been lifted the clubhouse, bar and galley can now be used. However we all know Covid has not gone away and cases are rising sowe ask everyone still exercises caution - hands, face, space! The chances of transmitting Covid are dramatically increased when inside as opposed being outside. For this reason we are not yet offering a Thursday evening or Sunday lunch galley service, we will be reviewing this in August.

To help us manage the risk please can everyone continue to sign in and then if we have a known instance recorded at the club we can notify members and guests accordingly. It goes without saying if you are showing any symptoms please stay at home!

We have been cautious and lots of effort has gone into one way systems, ensuring there is hand sanitiser at key locations and additional cleaning where needed. Thank you to everyone who helped us keep our sailing programme and training activities running through these challenging times whilst doing everything to keep our members safe.

And finally a huge thanks to Paul Mallard for stocking the bar, if you have any special requests for specific drinks please let Paul know and we will do our best to accommodate.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions around this then please email COMMODORE


A full version of our latest Covid Risk Assessment (19/07/21) here. DOWNLOAD


SHORE DUTY UPDATE - As from June 2021 the position of SHORE DUTY has been removed from the Dutyman Rota. This is to give priority to filling the more important positions on the water first.

I recognise that not all our members are able to do a duty on the water (Assist Duty Officer or Assist Boat Officer). If this applies to you, choose your dates and send them to me and I will add the position of SHORE DUTY to the rota with your name against it. Shore duties are available Thursday evenings, Saturday PM and all day Sunday.

Duty Information HERE

Club Hire Boats


Charges will now apply for 2021.

Boat Hire Information HERE

Hollowell at the Olympics

You might not be able to come to our Open Day this year but if you catch the Olympics later on two people with early career backgrounds from Hollowell are in the Olympics. The first is Hollowell Sculler, James Rudkin, he has been chosen by the British Olympic Association to represent Great Britain at the Tokyo Games. He is the son of Andrew and Sarah Rudkin and did much of his schoolboy sculling at Hollowell. The other currently training with the '470' Olympic team is Aaron Holman. He sail for many years with his dad. Starting his racing in an Optimist which I have great pleasure in reproducing a picture of him here. Our best wishes to both competitors.

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