• MYC Director

MYC Weekly COVID-19 Update 7/3

Happy Fourth of July weekend! It's going to be a hot one, so make sure to wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated on and off the water :)


Starting this weekend, July 4, we will resume racing with required waiver and crew roster. See more information below:

Racing depends on your continued adherence to the COVID-19 related guidelines as listed in the details below.

Prior to sailing:

  • Waiver: All sailing participants MUST sign the Sailing Waiver prior to racing 10AM July 4th, that can be found HERE, on our website here, and we will have copies on the pontoons this weekend just in case :)

  • Roster: Skippers are REQUIRED to register their crew with MYC by submitting skipper and crew names to communications@minnetonkayachtclub.org prior to 10AM July 4 or you will not be scored for any races. This is for contact tracing purposes. Suggest listing all those who might be sailing with you this season.

  • MYC COVID-19 Plan: Please review the full responsibility of sailors in the 2020 MYC COVID-19 Preparedness Plan HERE, compliance with the plan will be expected of every member and guest.

Schedule:

  • Revised 2020 sailing schedule can be found HERE.

  • Fleet warning signals will be staggered slightly to ease the congestion on and off Bug Island. Three groups of starts set 15 min apart. The last fleet would only start about 15-20 minutes later than normal.

Saturday & Sunday Racing Warning Signal:

  • 10:00am X-Boats & Open

  • 10:15am MC, C Scow, Yngling

  • 10:30am E Scow and Cats

Tuesday Racing Warning Signal:

  • 6:15pm E Scow

Wednesday Racing

  • 6:15pm X-Boats & Open

  • 6:30pm MC, C Scow, Yngling

  • 6:45pm E Scow and Cats

As currently stands, the A Scow fleet will not sail this season.

Precautions:

  • Sailing and the responsibility of safety is at the discretion of each individual.

  • Sailors are required to wear a face covering on the pontoon and in situations where 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.

  • Physical distancing must to be maintained on the MYC grounds, minimizing congregation.

  • It is strongly recommended that sailors in mixed-household crews wear face covering while sailing.

Racing:

  • The RC will continue to operate in a modified fashion to minimize staffing needs and maximize sailor and staff safety. See SI Amendments HERE.

  • Extra safety precautions will continue, including wearing of PFDs, use of float panels, reduced wind maximums and a conservative monitoring of weather conditions.

  • Boats are strongly recommended to keep a minimum of 6 feet of separation while on the water.

Safety Boats: We’d love more safety boats out on the water. If you’d like to help out, please fly your burgee and check in with the RC on VHF Ch 72.


Arrive Early! There may be some congestion on the pontoon service to Bug Island due to lower numbers on the pontoon at a time, please allow more time to get out to your boat.

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