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Yacht Racing and Recreational Sailing to Recommence

posted May 21, 2020, 11:58 PM by David Churchward   [ updated May 22, 2020, 12:05 AM ]

With Australian Sailing’s successful application for an exemption from COVID-19 restrictions for yacht racing in NSW and ACT, club racing is set to resume from 5 June 2020. Restrictions will apply and members will be notified of these shortly to enable them to prepare for the return to club sailing. Planning is underway for the 2020 season and possibly extending the 2019 Season to complete the Autumn series. 


There has also been an exemption to the ‘Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020’ for recreational boating as follows:

1)    That all persons on a recreational vessel are members of the same household, and/or

2)    That any persons on a recreational vessel who are not members of the same household shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, maintain a physical distance of 1.5. metres.

The maximum number of people on board remains at 10.