A message from the Commodore:

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying this sunny spring weather. 

No doubt you will have digested Boris’s roadmap announcement from last Monday. We have been seeking guidance to fully understand what it means for us at Saltash Sailing Club.

I would like to set out some dates for your diaries, however this will be subject to the government delivering each stage of their roadmap on the dates envisaged and the data suggesting it is safe to do so.


Stage 1 - March 9th, there will be no changes with regards to the club and premises. Unfortunately, as the ‘stay at home’ message will still be in place, we are not able to open the club yards. We have taken this advice from both The RYA and British Marine who say that boat maintenance will continue not to be a valid reason to leave home.

Stage 1 (Part 2) – March 29th, we intend to re-open the club yards for you to carry out maintenance to your boat and prepare for launch. Please be aware that we are planning our craning operations for the May bank holiday weekend (first lift - Saturday 1st May and second lift Sunday 2nd May). The Lift Team are finalising the plans and full details will be sent out nearer the time. This means that we will all have just over a month’s notice to prepare our boats. Please be aware when working in the yards there can only be a maximum of two households mixing and the rule of six with social distancing will apply.   


Stage 2 – April 12th. You will have seen that outdoor hospitality will be allowed from this date. We have taken the decision not to open the clubhouse during this five week period as it is deemed not viable to do so. We are however, inviting you to make use of the outdoor benches for your own recreation during this period and again, a maximum of two households, the rule of six and social distancing rules will apply.


Stage 3 – May 17th. We intend to re-open the club house and bar facilities. When this happens members will still be required to follow the rule of two households, the rule of six and social distancing

Phil Warne