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Revised Reopening plan
Revised Assisted Sailing Instruction.pdf
Revised Race Instruction.pdf
Revised Race Officers Instructions
New Members

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.

New members are very welcome at the club. If you want to find out what we do and see the club in action, come down on a Sunday.

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ASC – REVISED Covid-19 arrangements

WE ARE AT STAGE 3 OF OUR PLANS (effective from 23rd May 2021)

The following temporary arrangements are in place until further notice to enable the club to operate within the Government and RYA guidance.

NHS Test and Trace

All members over the age of 16 need to record when they visit site. Members need to register individually and not as a group. There are two options available for this. You only need to do one of these.

Option 1. Use the Text service

You should text 07864 124 047 and provide the following information.

  • Your name (First and Surname)
  • Arrival time
  • Anticipated departure time (and date if camping)

When texting please ensure you provide clear name and information. An example of an acceptable text is ‘Ian White 10:30 17:00’ (or for camping ‘Ian White 10:30 – 17:00 31 May’)

The information you provide is kept for 21 days and then deleted.

Option 2. Use the NHS Covid-19 App and QR code

You can scan the Test and Trace QR code that is displayed at the club. You can do this using the NHS Covid-19 App which is available to download.

Around the site

  • Social distancing – Minimum 2m apart at all times (unless within family).
  • Follow Government Rules for groups meeting outside i.e. max of 30 people.
  • Members can bring day visitors (no camping) to site and are responsible for ensuring that their guests are aware of our club Covid arrangements, including Test & Trace.
  • Hand mowers are available for use. Please wipe down the mowers, where touched, before and after use. Cleaning products are supplied alongside the mowers.

Clubhouse & Galley

  • The clubhouse is closed for general use.
  • Tea and coffee, together with pre-wrapped cakes & biscuits will be served between the 2nd & 3rd race on a Sunday. £1 for a drink and cake. Please have exact money to avoid handling change.
  • Galley kitchen is closed for members own use.
  • Face coverings to be worn together with maintaining social distancing when accessing clubhouse facilities that are open. Please use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving.

Toilets, showers and changing rooms

  • The toilets and changing rooms are open for use. A maximum of 3 people in the toilet & changing room area at any one time. Members are encourage to use their own changing facilities if they have them.
  • Kit must be removed from the changing room after changing.
  • Face masks must be worn and social distancing observed when using the facilities.
  • After using the toilets wipe down all surfaces and handles touched using cleaning products supplied.
  • Children under 12 should be escorted when using the toilets to ensure cleaning afterwards.
  • Windows and external doors to be left open on Sundays and event days to aid ventilation.

Social Activities on site

  • We plan to commence organised social activities after 21st
  • Members must follow the Government guidance for Rule of 30 when meeting outside.

Sailing and other water-based activity

  • Members can use the club for recreational sailing.
  • Organised racing will take place as per the published programme. Please read ‘ASC Covid-19 Temporary race instructions’ if you wish to take part.
  • Assisted sailing and Training sessions will be available as per the published programme. Please read ‘ASC Covid-19 Assisted sailing and training instructions’ if you wish to take part.
  • Avoid situations that might result in requiring assistance on the water. Consider the wind and river conditions and do not go out if it is close to your upper skill / comfort level.
  • Multi handed dinghy and cruiser sailing from different households is allowed. Participants must assess their own risk and follow RYA guidance https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/clubs/RYA%20Sailing%20%26%20Racing%20in%20Mixed%20Households.pdf
  • Cruisers may be put on their moorings. It is recommended that owners review the guidance provided by the Canal & River Trust regarding usage. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus

Use of Club boats

  • Club boats can be used on a Sunday for racing or recreational sailing and on Saturdays for Assisted sailing and training sessions. They are allocated on a first-come first-served basis to a single crew for the weekend by the OOD. They are not available for use on any other days.
  • Safety boats are used for organised activities (racing, assisted sailing and training) under the direction of the OOD and allocated to a single crew for the day (unless cleaned).


  • Caravans with annual pitches can be put on the site from 1st April.
  • The site is open for camping (including overnight stays in caravans).
  • Campers are encouraged to use their own facilities where they can but may use the toilets and campers washup area, ensuring cleaning after use. The showers remain closed, and the club facilities should not be used for personal washing or cleaning teeth.
  • You do not need to pre-book but must register on site using the Test & Trace facilities. If using the Text service, you can do this once for your whole visit, if using the NHS App, you must do this every day. Each person over 16 must register separately.
  • Please note that there are key differences to normal camping arrangements. If you intend to camp, please request full details of the special arrangements from Andrew.

The Bar


  • The bar will be open for a takeout service on most Sundays and camping weekends. All drinks must be consumed whilst seated outside of the Clubhouse.
  • Drinks should be ordered outside from the Bar Manager. Please do not enter the Clubhouse to order or collect drinks. When the bar is open the name of the Bar Manager will be posted outside the Clubhouse.
  • There is an additional Test & Trace requirement when using the bar.
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