club for a number of years.
I hope that you are well and managing to enjoy the Club and get out on the water during these strange times.
Safety of our members, staff, tenants and guests remains our highest priority and while some may feel that our ‘signing in and signing out’ of the Clubhouse procedures, restriction on numbers permitted into various areas of the Club and the introduction of COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals may be extreme compared with other venues I can assure you that it is with your best interests in mind and also to meet the expectations of NSW Health.
Over the past week or so there has been encouragement from our Premier that people working in face to face positions should be wearing face masks. You will note that many of our staff, particularly our Food & Beverage staff, that have direct customer contact are now wearing masks. The wearing of masks is not yet mandatory; however, it is encouraged in situations where social distancing is difficult. We are constantly monitoring this situation and will adjust our policy on the wearing of masks as required. We would encourage that members consider their own personal safety at the Club and the wearing of face masks will be part of the new normal in the foreseeable future. The Club has ordered a small quantity of RPAYC branded face masks as staff PPE which will also be available for interested members.
Further in this newsletter are details on our Clubhouse roofing project and also the resurfacing project to our lower carpark. Both of these projects will cause disruption for the next few weeks. I apologise for any inconvenience.
Internally we also have a few projects underway at the moment with a full review of the Club’s IT systems and a full safety audit of our operations. Both of these projects are being carried out by external companies who are working with RPAYC Management.
The Club recently went through an audit process with the Marina Industry Association’s Global Gold Anchor Program. The Club was once again awarded with a 5 Gold Anchor rating. The rating remains in place for three years and this is the third time that the Club has achieved this status. Many thanks to the team involved in achieving this, particularly Kylie Brown and the Waterfront Team who drove the application and made sure that the facilities were up to the high standard required. Well done team!
Please look after yourself and those around you.
Resurfacing works will commence on Tuesday 18 August 2020 and we anticipate works to be completed approximately on Wednesday 26 August 2020. During this time there will be no vehicle access to the lower carpark until works are complete and large vehicles, trailers and trucks will be restricted from accessing the carpark until approximately Monday 31 August 2020 to prevent damage to the new surface.
Ring Road Access Restriction Tuesday 18 August 2020
The Club wishes to notify Members on marina arms A to D (and moorings) that there will be no pedestrian access on the ring road Tuesday 18 August 2020. To enable Members to access vessels on the marina the tender service will temporarily operate to/from berth G9. To request a tender service to/from your vessel on Tuesday 18 August 2020 please contact the Club Reception (02) 9998 3700. The tender service will operate from 8am until 5pm.
Access to the gym on Tuesday 18 August 2020 will be via the terrace gate (to the right of the Clubhouse entrance).
Important Parking Changes
The Club anticipates that the closure of the lower carpark for this extended period will result in temporary inconvenience to Members, visitors and contractors, however, to further maximise parking the following measures will be in place;
- ‘5 minute drop off zone’ will be established utilising the Visitor parking (at the front entrance outside the tenant building)
- ‘Chandlery Visitor Parking’ will be moved temporarily to the two parking positions, located next to the mid car park entrance, please only use these positions if visiting the chandlery
- Top carpark boom gate will be down duration of works
- Tenants and their staff are required to park at the Crystal Bay Carpark
- Members requiring overnight or parking up to 3 nights are requested to park at the Crystal Bay Carpark
- External Contractors are required to park at the Crystal Bay Carpark
- No parking permitted on the hardstands
Members with vehicles in storage are requested to immediately move vehicles offsite.
Centreboard Boat Relocations
To prevent damage to boats in storage at Centreboard in the southern racks, adjoining the car park, the Club staff will move boats onto the Centreboard lawn in the lead up to the asphalting on the northern side of the car park. Boats will be returned to the racks on Thursday 20 August ahead of the Winter Series. If Members would prefer to move their own boats from these racks please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Sailing has advised that with the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and in particular those who are school aged, the next 6 weeks have been deemed critical for cases within our state. NSW Health are currently reviewing restrictions for community sport and it is expected that these may increase over the next couple weeks. Read more...
- GET IN – SAIL – GET OUT still applies;
- Stay home if you are unwell;
- Club activities including racing can continue as long as the current Public Health Orders are complied with;
- Limit activities to small groups where possible;
- Practice good hand hygiene before, during and after sailing;
- Avoid physical contact where possible;
- Do not share drinks, towels, clothing etc;
- Encourage sailors to arrive dressed, ready to go.
- Contact tracing records must be kept
- Encourage the use of the COVIDSafe app for everyone whilst at your club.
- Follow the one person per 4 square metres rule ashore to ensure sufficient physical distancing between people.
- Carparks, Centreboard lawn, Green Point and Crystal Bay areas are not social gathering locations - please do your part to reduce the risk to fellow members and guests.
Congratulations to Matt Crawford and crew on FLIRTATION!
The One Design Ice Breaker regatta held by RSYS over the weekend 8 - 9 August attracted a fleet of 17 boats.
After 6 races over the two days, Matt Crawford on Flirtation (EAUS1026) out of the RPAYC dominated. Congratulations.
Flirtation (EAUS1026) Matthew Crawford RPAYC
Flying High (EAUS1475) JC Strong RSYS
Havoc (EAUS1473) Iain Murray RSYS
Umami (EAUS1250) Matty Whitnall RSYS
View full results at https://app.sailsys.com.au/club/2/results/series/718/pointscore?handicap=s
Photos by Karyn Gojnich and Michael Mansley