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Sailing Update

Dear Snowflakers,

We hope you’re all staying safe and well during lockdown.

Despite not being able to go sailing at the moment we still have a brilliant season planned and we’ll be ready to go when the restrictions are eased on private clubs. If you haven’t yet joined Snowflake Sailing Club it’s not too late to do so, membership applications can be made on line at www.sfsc.co.uk/pages/application.

The current guidance states the lockdown will be lifted on 2nd December, based on this we are planning to hold the previously postponed Yeoman Nationals on 5th and 6th December. Entry is still available online by visiting www.sfsc.co.uk/pages/yeoman-nationals-2020.

In addition to the Yeoman Nationals we have points racing throughout December, and what could be more exciting than our annual Boxing Day open regatta!!! Of course it will be slightly different this year, but it will be great to see as many of you on the water as possible. If you own a Yeoman and are looking for crew, or would like the opportunity to go for a sail, please let us know and we will help arrange this for you.

The New Year kicks off with Topper training and a Topper open event, as well as the Brundish Cup for keels on January 3rd. Should we need to rearrange the programme due to continuing restrictions, we shall do so to ensure there are plenty of sailing opportunities in the remainder of the season, for dinghies and keel boats alike.

Due to the success of last season’s Sailing School we are planning another 3 day event for February half-term 17th, 18th and 19th February. More information will be available soon but get the dates in your diary. As usual, if you have any questions do get in touch on sfsc1@hotmail.com.

Lastly, if you haven’t already done so, remember to check out our new regalia complete with brand new SFSC logo and personalisation available for hoodies, fleeces and flasks http://st-cyr.co.uk/product-category/snowflake-sailing-club. There’s still time to place your orders for Christmas and who wouldn’t love to find an item of Snowflake clothing in their stocking?!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you all back on the water when we’re able to go sailing again.

As always, stay safe and look after yourselves.

Best wishes
Your SFSC Committee

Lockdown 2

Dear Snowflakers,

As you will be aware the new lockdown regulations came into effect earlier this week. Unfortunately, this means that for the duration of lockdown Snowflake Sailing Club will be closed and all sailing is cancelled.

Access to the Club grounds is not permitted, this includes both the island and the car park, and the launching of boats from the slipway, or use of the crane is not allowed.

The committee will be regularly monitoring the moorings to ensure all boats remain safe and secure. If you have any concerns about your boat or anything else you have stored at the Club, please contact us on sfsc1@hotmail.com

We will stay up to date with Government guidelines and post the latest information on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages. The RYA also has details of the current lockdown restrictions on their website https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/current-
affairs/Pages/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

It goes without saying that we are very sad to have to close just as the season was getting started, and we very much hope that we are able to go sailing again in December.

In the mean-time, stay safe and look after yourselves.

Best wishes,
Your SFSC Committee

Racing Update

Due to COVID-19 racing at Snowflakes has been put on hold – further details to follow when the RYA release their guidance.

Tri-Icicle sponsored by Jeckells the Sailmakers

Following a successful Tri-Icicle sponsored by Jeckells the Sailmakers this year, I would just like to say a few thank you’s; that we would normally do at the prize giving.

Firstly to the competitors, for supporting us during these times: it was a lot of fun watching you all go round and we really couldn’t do it without you!

Secondly, to my committee and fellow Flag Officers for their support before and during the race.  Many hours were spent preparing to run the race in a slightly different way: we look forward to welcoming you all back to the Island another season.

Thirdly, to all the volunteers on the day: galley, guardships, race officers, results, Rupert’s garden (for starting), safety boats, Alastair and Woody for sorting out the radios (with kind permission from Horning Sailing Club).

Well done to everyone for completing the course in the brisk conditions.  The results are out: we have some trophies to find homes for, and the glitzy Tri-Icicle glasses making their way to the top 5.

Finally, we are here all winter at Horning, with the clubhouse and galley open every Sunday.  If you fancy extending your season we offer full and half winter memberships, for details click on https://www.sfsc.co.uk/pages/application/

Rich Whitefoot, Commodore

Rota 2020-2021

This season the Duty Rota will be online, alongside reservations for Club dinghies.

Please put your name in the rota when you can help. Preferably dories to be operated by members of the same Household or ‘Bubble’. Helms must have Powerboat Level 2 or above.

The Club Topper and Solo may be reserved by SFSC members with RYA Stage 3 or above. Reserve only when you are definitely able to use them: not more than 3 weekends in advance or 3 consecutive weekends.

View the 2020-2021 Rota

Dear Snowflakers

The winter season is nearly upon us and we can’t wait to see you all and get back on the water. In order to make this happen as safely as possible your committee has been working hard putting in place some new measures, in accordance with Government guidelines.

Sailing kicks off on Sunday 18th October and here’s a few things you need to know…

  • Upon arrival please check in using the NHS Test and Trace App QR code which is displayed at the Club. If you do not have access to a Smart Phone you can record your details manually using the Contact Tracing Log. 
  • The changing rooms will be closed and unfortunately it will not be possible to get changed or store bags in the Clubhouse, so please come dressed ready for sailing. This may mean adding your extra layers in your car or the car park. Changing towels are a useful accessory and available from a number of places, Amazon being just one suggestion! The use of the shower and the changing rooms will be available in the event of an emergency. 
  • Depending on space availability inside you may need to watch the racing and socialise outside, even if the weather is poor, this is so we remain compliant with RYA guidance. With this in mind we advise all visitors to come wrapped up in plenty of layers and warm clothing. 
  • We will be running a reduced programme of 4 races, with no racing taking place after lunch. This is to limit the number of people congregating on the Island during the usual lunch period. Please see the attached Club Card for timings. 
  • Social distancing measures will be in place throughout the Island and Clubhouse, you will need to wear your mask when inside and follow the ‘Rule of 6’ at all times.
  • The galley will be open serving the usual teas, coffees and delicious bacon sandwiches, with a one-way system in place for ordering and collection. Please be aware that it is currently a legal requirement to remain seated while consuming food & drink. To avoid cash handling, contactless payment would be preferred if possible.
  • If you are displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms, for the safety of yourself and others, please do not visit SFSC and be sure to follow Government guidelines around self-isolating and getting tested. 

In addition to the above information we are delighted to share with you our brand new SFSC logo and online ordering system for all Club regalia.

Finally, we have received some questions about the Tri-icicle and Yeoman Nationals, which we are very happy to announce will be going ahead as planned on 25th October and 31st October / 1st November respectively. Details on the safe running of these events will be sent out shortly, entry will be online and must be received by the closing date so we can plan for the correct number of participants.

Thank you everyone for your support during this challenging time, undoubtedly this season will be like no other, but together we can make it an enjoyable and successful one. 

Many thanks

Your SFSC Committee

Brand New Logo!

Same Great Sailing Club!

Get your regalia for the upcoming season by visiting 

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New items available including personalisation for hoodies, fleeces, backpacks and water bottles

***Tri-icicle hoodies and beanies available for a limited time only***

Order by 9th October 2020 and your items will be ready for collection at the Tri-icicle on 25th October 2020 with no charge for P&P 

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Race Training Feb ’20 Pictures

Link to Dropbox pictures, with many thanks to Trish:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rpedsktb7lqyto1/AABPaJj98m1gPq1VTiRGG46Sa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2ljN7GOXQhulH8UNoUqsvZ6r2fjli_SyIBkMBPbuGVjm1WJtpjcWJrvxs