Dear Yachties,

Please see below protocols which are to be strictly adhered to prior to, during and following any sailing activity.

→ Practice good hand hygiene before and after sailing. → Avoid physical contact between participants.
→ Arrive dressed and ready to sail.
→ Stay home if you are unwell.

→ Don’t share drinks or towels.

→ Sharing of equipment should be avoided and if necessary, should be kept to a minimum.

→ Keep a distance of 1.5 metres from other people where reasonably practicable. → Signing out and in with detailed crew records for tracing purposes if necessary.

→ Requests of additional requirements or cessation of activity requested by any Covid Compliance Officer as per the Disaster Management Act, No. 57 of 2002.

→The Skipper is responsible for signing out and in. By doing so they acknowledge

their understanding and acceptance of the Covid19 protocols as presented by SailingPE.

Commodore: Mark Dawson Vice Commodore: Tony Bailes Honorary Secretary: Rodney Idris Safety: John Tudehope/Morven Maclean


→ Provision of hand sanitiser, all boats must carry adequate hand sanitizer for skipper and crew.

→ Clear direction for unwell participants to not attend and return to shore immediately should participants start to display the following symptoms; fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, body aches, redness of eyes, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, fatigue or weakness.

→ No sharing of personal equipment (e.g. ‘ water bottle, clothes and towels).

→ Wearing of facemasks at all times, discouraging any spitting or nasal secretions.

→ Limited sharing of any equipment with appropriate cleaning protocols in place where this is required.

→ Use of communal facilities. Facilities at Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club building and PEDSAC will be unavailable until further notice.

Physical Distancing

→ Activities aimed at supporting the principle “Get in, Sail, get out” – crew are to arrive ready to go. On completion of activities, discourage any unnecessary social interaction (e.g. face to face meetings, no group functions)

→ Physical contact between participants should be avoided at all times.

→ No spectators

→ Recreational boating only to comply with the small group setting and broader physical distancing and hygiene requirements.

→ Protocols on capturing skipper and crew details of attendance as per the sign out/sign in requirements of SailingPE (to support contact tracing if required),

→ Avoiding physical contact both in sailing and social contexts after mooring.
→ Other protocols or requirements put in place by club committee or management specific to

marina which will require consideration and compliance.

These protocols will be reviewed and updated from time to time as advised by SA Sailing and SAMSA


In the event of a COVID-19 positive result within the sailing and boating community or membership you may be required to support contact tracing efforts – access to records related to all sailors may be required to health authorities. Protocols will apply related to quarantine/self- isolation for the individual/s and those contact considered at risk.

Commodore: Mark Dawson Vice Commodore: Tony Bailes Honorary Secretary: Rodney Idris Safety: John Tudehope/Morven Maclean