Published 09:12 on 28 Apr 2020
Ullswater Yacht Club is closed until further notice in line with the Government's restrictions to avoid non-essential contact, social gatherings and non-essential travel.
The Directors wish to support the efforts of the government, local authorities and health services to combat the virus and to reduce the number of people who become infected. This is a major disappointment, but we must have regard to the risk to us all and particularly those members who have been identified as high risk.
This means that there is no member access to the site and all club and sailing school events and activities including cruiser launching are postponed until further notice. Please do not attempt to access the site as the gate will be locked. Members will not be allowed to launch their own cruisers until the site is reopened.
Edmund Clarke, Sailing Manager and Mark Humphries, Facilities Manager have been fully supportive of the Club taking up the Government Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme or 'furloughing' and this was implemented from 1 April. As we value our loyal employees and wish to resume as normal activities as soon as we can, the Club is supplementing this government grant. Members should be aware that government rules whilst employees are on furlough prevent them generating money or providing services. Any contact or requests that members would normally make to Edmund or Mark during this time should be made to a Board Member or Club Official.
A team is being set up to produce a recovery action plan so that the Club can swiftly resume normal service as far as is possible when circumstances permit. The Board is determined to ensure that members can get back on the water as soon as possible, subject to Government guidance.
The Daffodil Regatta (April 25 & 26) and the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy (July 4 & 5) have been cancelled. Other events in the UYC Calendar are under review subject to Government guidelines.
Our #LoveUYC campaign on the Members & Friends of UYC Facebook Group is helping us to get together in spirit with memories of what a wonderful place our club is. Some of the topics are also in a section on this website:
Last updated 09:45 on 29 May 2020