COVID-19 update – 3 July 2020
We are at Stage 3A of the WSC recovery plan
Following the Governments relaxation on the rules, recreational sailing, dinghy racing & some youth training is permitted. Staff can be contacted by email or phone, no visiting. The safety of club staff and members is paramount.
Social Distancing 2m must be maintained, additional measures are required for 1m plus. Advice from the Government must be followed.
Please use your common sense and support each other whilst on site.
Trevor Bryant, Commodore
|Area||Access and Limitations|
Use Sanitiser, assume everything is contaminated
FBC toilets in Passage Lane Car park and Warsash centre are open
|Shore House Pound||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
|Shore House Jetty||Limited, Social Distancing applies|
3 yachts outside, 1 yacht inside, 2 club launches, 30 mins max
1 RIB on RIB pontoon, 30 mins max
Club launches only on inside.
|Shore House Slipway||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
|Lobster Quay Pound||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
No cars or road trailers
Only 1 vessel in wash down area
|Lobster Jetty||Limited, Social Distancing applies|
Maximum of 4 dinghies and 2 tender, relaxation during organised activity
Only 1 vessel on bridge
No rigging, unless essential for class of dinghy, 15 mins max.
No Private/Members RIBs
|Outboard Shed||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
|Launches||Yes, Members to clean before & after use|
|Shore House Building||Downstairs toilets only. Weekdays – limited access . Weekends – access only during organised activity by marshalled control. All other areas, Staff only.|
|Shore House Garden||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
|Lobster Building||Disabled toilet access only during organised activity by marshalled control. No access to changing rooms. All other areas Staff only.|
|General Sailing||Yes, Social Distancing applies|
|Any form of Club Racing||Yes, with constraints|
|Any form of training||Limited to small groups of Youth training|
- Harbour Office is answering phone and email.
- The River Taxi is operating but requires passengers to wear a face covering.
- Check with Harbours and Marinas to see if they are open and what facilities are available before setting out.
- The 2 metre rule has to be observed within the grounds of the club, this will not be easy.
- All those self-isolating because they have experienced symptoms in the last 7 days, or are living with someone displaying symptoms and are self-isolating for 14 days, please stay away.
Yacht Racing, Home of the Warsash Spring Series, Weekend Cruises, Dinghy Racing, Youth Training, Women on Water, great catering and a very active social programme are all on offer at our club. We are a club run by our members located at the entrance to the Hamble River, at the heart of UK sailing with easy access to the Solent.
Our club has two sites, Shore House and Lobster Quay, each with a club building, about 50 metres apart. Shore House clubhouse has fabulous views of the water borne activities and houses our administration and social facilities. Directly opposite Shore House is our jetty with mooring facilities and the club race box. Lobster Quay clubhouse provides showers, changing and training facilities and an all states of the tide launching facility.
The success of WSC is due to its balanced membership and activities, with members cruising and racing in boats from dinghies to the largest blue water yachts.
With around 1500 members nearly all areas of marine expertise are represented within the Club which effectively means that help and advice is always readily available.