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FOSSC – NHS Test and Trace

Dear member, NHS Test and Trace Following on from the government’s recent announcements on covid 19, there is now a legal obligation on clubs and centres to collate contact data from all individuals or the lead individual for a group of up to six who visit FOSSC. The obligation to collect contact details applies to both indoor and outdoor settings and in relation to both sporting and social activities. From 24 September the Club will display the NHS Test and Trace QR code to aid this process. The QR code can be found displayed in both the inside of the club’s main entrance and in the Wet Bar area. All visits must be recorded in one of three ways: By scanning the QR code

Covid-19 Update 15th August

FOSSC Covid Update The Covid Committee met on Friday 14th August to review the Club’s sailing program and current restrictions. Sailing From 1st September the Club will revert to its published sailing program. The Committee Boat will be brought into service to support a wider choice of courses. Access to the fuel store key will be re-established to allow access for the Committee boat keys and fuel as standard FOSSC procedures. After use, the Committee Boat will be kept moored to the starting hut. Members rostered for OOD, AOD and rescue boat are requested undertake their duties. If a member feels they are unable to do so this against concerns of the virus they are requested to inform the sailing

Big Boat Sailing

Normally when I talk about Big Boat Sailing, I  mean a 30 to 40 foot yacht, but this time I mean a really big sailing machine of 85 foot and 61 tons; a Thames Sailing Barge! For a significant birthday in March, the family gave the 2 of us a weekend on the Thames Sailing barge called “Centaur”.  This incorporated the “Pin Mill Barge Race” on Saturday June 23rd and a cruising day on the Sunday. We arrived in Ipswich on the Friday evening in time to join many of the crew in the Lord Nelson pub by the docks for an evening meal.  After a good meal of fish & chips and a pint of Adnams, we retired back to

Bart Bash 2018

Barts Bash 2018 On Sunday 16th September 15 sailing dinghies from Frampton on Severn Sailing Club took part in an annual charity race which was also part of an attempt to break the Guinness Book of Record attendance set for the same event.  This event is currently held in 81 countries and 9,484 boats took part worldwide in 2014. Andrew Simpson (nicknamed Bart) was a UK Olympic sailor who was killed when one of the America’s Cup boats he was crewing on capsized while training.  The Andrew Simpson Foundation and Bart’s Bash was established in his name in 2014 To comply with the rules for the event the length of each lap of the course was measured by GPS as 0.9