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Notices

CLEAR LAKE YACHT CLUB

2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE

REGATTA/RACING GUIDELINES 

 

GENERAL:  Sponsors will follow Iowa Department of Public health, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Federal CDC guidelines or requirements as applicable.

PEOPLE ON SITE:

  • Require 6 feet social distancing at the facility, including the docks.
  • Enforce maximum permissible group size (currently 10). (E.g. 6 students, 3 instructors and 1 safety person.)
  • Encourage use of face masks; require when social distancing is not achievable.
  • Require users of club items to disinfect items used before and after use.

OWNER BOATS

  • Owners are responsible for cleanliness of their own boats and equipment.  

CLUB FACILITIES

  • Commonly handled items such as locks, key pads, shop and office door knobs, keys shall be wiped down after each use.
  • Club equipment, if used, will be wiped down before and after use BY THE USER.

DOCKS

  • 6 feet intervals are marked as social distance reminders.

SIGNAGE

  • Place reminder sign regarding social distancing, group size, face masks, and disinfecting.
  • Place other small reminder signs in other locations as appropriate.

SANITIZER STATIONS

  • Place sanitizer stations in common areas, by the water bottle fill station, and on docks/ piers.
  • Provide diluted bleach solution and/or sanitizer with dispensers on club boats.

CLUB SAILBOATS 

  • Users should sanitize touched parts of boats BEFORE and AFTER usage with provided disinfectant.  (Spray then wipe down with paper towel)

SHORE AREAS

  • Shelter areas used will follow DNR pavilion/shelter restrictions regarding groups and reservations.
  • Individuals and family units can use, subject to size and spacing guidance.
  • Tables will be spaced per restaurant restrictions and not moved.
  • USERS SHOULD BRING THEIR OWN PICNIC TABLE COVERINGS.
  • USERS MUST BRING ALL GRILLING AND EATING UTENSILS AND SERVICE AND EATING WARE.  
  • Common cooking areas (grills, etc.) should be wiped down before and after use by the user.
  • Folding tables and chairs should be wiped down before and after each use by the user.

BEACH TOYS AND LIFE JACKETS

  • Beach toys shall not be distributed.
  • Personnel should bring and use their own life jackets.  
  • Club life jackets shall only be used as a last resort, and by club officials only. They should be sprayed by the user with disinfectant before and after use.

  RACING

  • There will be no participant gatherings either prior to or after any club races.
  • All race participants will proceed to the racecourse directly from their residence or docking location.
  • The club boats will be restricted to the race committee (generally two to three people).  No guests.
  • The boats and equipment will be sprayed with disinfectant, including flag poles and boat hooks before and after use.
  • Boat crews for races should be:
    • solo, 
    • with immediate family members, 
    • or, individuals with whom you have “practically” sheltered-in-place
  • During rigging, derigging, launching and retrieval racers will practice social distancing.