B&FYC COVID-19 Status

Last updated 16th October 2020.

Club Grounds

The club grounds are open to members. Please make sure you have your keycard to open the main gate. You must implement social distancing at all times. Remember that other people may touch shared items such as gates, padlocks and taps. You are advised to bring your own hand sanitiser and gloves.

The outside toilet will be open between 10:00 and 15:00, with access via keycard.


If you wish to access the site on race days, for whatever reason, you must register with us. This can be done electronically using the link on our Restart Racing page.

Only club members may access the site  (no guests) on race days.



The bar, kitchen, members lounge and riverside room remain closed. You will not be able to access the building using your keycards.

The main downstairs shower/changing room will be accessible on race days but for emergencies only (for instance warming up a sailor that has been rescued from cold water). Please continue to arrive at the club in your sailing gear or change outside.



We are not currently providing any catering facilities and are not taking bookings for external events.


Safety Boats

The small grey rib will be accessible for emergencies at all times of the day.

Safety boats in the main garage will be accessible on racing dates only. Strict protocols for cleaning down will apply together with social distancing whilst launching and retrieving.



Dinghy and Flying Fifteen racing is now taking place to an amended schedule and subject to a number of additional controls. Since the changing rooms are not available, you will need to either turn up in your sailing gear or change in the boat park/car park etc.  Only club members may participate.

See Restart Racing page for more details.


Club Grounds

Groups of no more than six in all open spaces and shelters.

Sanitising and wash points are distributed around the club - please use them.


Leisure Sailing

Members can sail their own boat, provided they are able to do so without need for outside assistance. Sailing is done entirely at your own risk.  You can sail single handed or with crew from your household group. You must be able to sail safely in the conditions at the time as there may not be rescue cover. Access to garages is not currently available so you will not be able to use club hoses for washing down boats.


Club Dinghies

These are not currently available, apart from those boats on lease to specific members.


Hoist for Offshore Boats

At time of writing this is out of service due to a hydraulic leak, but is expected to be fully operational shortly. Contact Jonathan Clarke in the usual way.


Learn to Sail and other training courses

All training and coaching activity is currently suspended.


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