Avon Sailing Club.
Toppers Toppers Toppers racing Toppers Toppers

2021 Race Programme - Click Here : Social Events - Click Here

Revised Reopening plan July 19th 2021
New Members

Welcome to the Avon Sailing Club

We sail on the River Severn below Tewkesbury and offer club sailing, cruising and racing. The clubhouse is at Chaceley Stock on the west bank of the river.

We sail from March through to December, with organised family activities during the summer and friendly racing on most Sundays.

Sundays are the most popular days with organized races with tea and cake after the second race. If you’re new to sailing, don’t let the racing put you off, there is plenty of room, and it has the advantage of at least one safety boat on the water.

Free sailing is of course available to members at any time but no organized safety cover is provided.

The club is very much run on a volunteer basis, members are requested (after their first year) to help run the club perhaps once or twice a year in rolls such as helping to organizing the Sunday racing or helping out with the afternoon tea’s, Sunday is the day for organized racing, but don’t let that put you off sailing or cruising on a Sunday. If you’re a beginner the racers will know and avoid any issues. We are a friendly club and would always encourage sailing for all levels of skills. A calendar will be available in the clubhouse in November so you can choose the most suitable dates for your duty.

Each Member who has a boat in the Boat or Cruiser Park are requested to maintain the area around the boat, mowers and strimmer’s are available and located under the race control cabin.

Many members camp in the club grounds using tents or caravans, we request the tents are dismantled when not in use. Caravans may be kept at the club between if space available between April and October an annual or nightly fee applies club.

Safety boat training, we very much like as many members as possible to have a basic knowledge of operating the clubs safety, (you never know when it might be useful!).

The club has a number of boats for hire by members, from Toppers and RS Terra suitable for youngsters to RS Visions for adults and families, as with any equipment faults or breakages will occur please report these to any member of the committee (see Contacts and Direction page on the web site), these message can then be forwarded to a suitable person.

Social events are organized during the year and range from camping weekends, working parties, Commodores summer parties, annual dinner and dance, the dates are published on the annual social programme, at the club house and on the web site.  Avon week is one of the most popular events, many families camp down for a week at the end August with various events organized, including such things as Sailing trips to other location on the river. At the beginning of the season (Late February) a working party’s is organized to clean up the club, performing essential maintenance, At the end of the season we have a ‘Packing up’ day.

A number of training days are organized each year, some aimed at absolute beginners others at improving or racing techniques, these are published on the annual race programme.

As with any river, flooding is a common occurrence. The club house is raised to avoid any flood, however flooding of the boat park is always on the cards. Many members take their boats home for the winter, but effort should be made to secure you boat whenever possible, The river is subject to very small tides in April and August.

Security: The main gate and club house are secured by combination locks; the club house also requires a key. The key can be obtained by contacting any member of the committee (See Contacts and Directions’ page on the web site) the message will then be forwarded to the appropriate person. The combination lock number are changed each year, and is communicated to members via the receipt system of the annual subs.

During the early part of the season the river water can be very cold, suitable clothing/sailing gear is recommended.

Dogs are welcome at the club, but please keep then on a lead and clear up after them.

Friend of members can attend the club up to 4 times each year, please record any visitors in the visitors book located by the bar.

The club likes to maintain a number of members that have attended first aid or hygiene courses, these are organized by the committee on a by annual basis.

The club has a face book account, a closed group, to enable commutations regarding social events, or just news about events, contact any member of the committee to arrange access.

BBQ evening are popular at the club especially Wednesday evenings during June, July and August, These are a ‘bring and share’ events,  bring your own meat to BBQ and a salad to share, the results can be a pleasant evening.

News letters are produced on a regular basis and distributed by email.

The club has a number of security cameras, very useful for keeping an eye on the boats and the river levels, details are shown on the web site, contact a committee member to obtain a password.

Contacts Page

EMail - Contacts Page
Public
Members
Click me to Read More  >>>
News

ASC – REVISED Covid -19 arrangements

We are at Stage 4 of our plan (Effective from 19th July 2021)

The following temporary arrangements are in place until further notice to enable the club to manage the risk from Covid-19 for the benefit of all members.

In line with the lifting of national restrictions, the majority of the special Covid arrangements that we have in place at the Club have been removed. It will now be incumbent on members to take personal responsibility for managing the risk and take appropriate precautions.

The Club still has a legal duty to manage risk, and this includes the risk of Covid-19. Therefore, as well as members taking personal responsibility, a few simple measures will be retained to help keep the club a safe place.

Sailing, training and on water activities

There are no special restrictions on sailing and on water activities, but please continue to take sensible precautions.

Face masks will continue to be provided in the front locker of the safety boats for use at your own discretion. If you use a mask, please let one of the Flag Officers know and we will ensure they are restocked.

Access to the Clubhouse

Members are free to use the Clubhouse again, and whilst there will be no legal requirement to wear a face covering inside, we encourage all members to assess the situation and, if it is busy, wear a face covering as a courtesy to others and to protect yourself.

If you are first at the Club on a Sunday, please open the front doors and window in the galley to allow fresh air through the space.

Hand sanitizer will continue to be available at the entrance for members use.

Remember that it is still much safer to socialise outside if you can.

Changing rooms, Showers and toilets

These facilities are open for members to use, but please respect others space. If it is busy, then wait outside or come back later. Please continue to remove bags and kit from the changing room once you have changed.

On Sundays, and other busy times, the external doors and windows should be opened to maximize the ventilation. If you are the OOD please can you check that this is done and closed again at the end of the day.

Use of the Galley.

The galley remains closed for members own use as this helps reduce the sharing of equipment and ensures it is clean and ready for the next Galley Service. Please respect this and continue to bring your own food and drink. Drinking water can be obtained from the outside taps.

Sunday Galley Service

Galley duties resumed from Sunday 25th July, so please check when you are on duty. However, for the immediate future, there will be no lunches and service will remain limited to serving afternoon tea and pre-packed snacks. If you are on-duty you will just need to bring the milk; the tea, coffee and snacks will be provided for you at the club.

Camping

Members may camp on site, but please be respectful of others space and continue to use your own facilities where you can. The external wash-up is there to use but please ensure you clean this after use. If you are lucky enough to get your children to do the washing-up for you, can you please check they are cleaning it ready for the next person.

The Campers fridges will remain out of use.

(Please see below regarding visitors)

Visitors

You are welcome to bring visitors to the club (within the limits of the current club rules), but visitors cannot camp overnight. We anticipate that there might be higher demand for camping this year, with limitations on foreign travel, so this will allow us to prioritize use of facilities for members and manage the risks for all.

Club organized social events.

Club social events commence from the 19th July, as published on the Social Calendar. Each event will be assessed, and sensible precautions put in place to reduce the risk and ensure that as many as possible feel comfortable to join in.

Test & Trace check-in

It is no longer a legal requirement for us to ask members to check-in using the NHS Covid-19 app or our dedicated Text number. However, we will continue to display the signs to support the NHS Test & Trace. Members are encouraged to check-in, but it is no longer a requirement.

Click me to Read More News >>>
Events
Click me to Read More Events >>>
© Avon Sailing Club 2021