Enterprise Open Meeting 22nd May 2021

Silver Wing SC were delighted to welcome 12 boats to the water on Saturday 22nd May for their ‘Back to Blue’ Enterprise Open Meeting.  The 12 entrants included 6 visitors from as far afield as Rugby, Burghfield, Cookham and Rickmansworth.

The four races were closely fought but Nigel and Andy Bird won convincingly in the end.

After the racing a fabulous tea was laid on by the SWSC members and in the prizegiving speeches, tribute was paid to the sadly passed away ex-Commodore and Enterprise sailor David Finch as well as a fascinating address by Alan Woolford of what was Ariel SC who explained the history of the Just Jane Trophy which has been adopted by SWSC as the trophy for this event.

The general consensus that this was a very welcome opportunity to hoist the Blue sails again, have a competitive sail and catch up with old friends, which is surely what sailing should be about.

Pete Jackson’s full report is available here, as well as a wide selection of photos courtesy of Phil Bergquist. You can see the detailed results here.

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Covid Guidance Summary

  • The CLUBHOUSE and BAR can now re-open, but the kitchen will will remain CLOSED.
  • If possible, you should either come to the club already wearing your sailing gear or change in the car park
  • Close the inner gate upon arrival and departure
  • Buoyancy aids are compulsory.
  • Sail well within your own ability and that of those sailing with you.
  • Observe Social Distancing at all times, avoid touching shared surfaces and where possible wipe clean shared surfaces you have touched.
  • Patio and bar tables have been spaced carefully. They must not be moved.
  • Groups are limited to six people or two households.
  • Face Masks must be worn when moving around the clubhouse or changing rooms unless you are sitting at a table to eat or drink.
  • The bar will operate as table service only for hot & cold drinks and a limited range of snacks. Items can be ordered by scanning the QR code available on all tables and will be delivered by the bar staff to your table. No orders can be taken at the bar. The payment method for all purchases is by card only.
  • If you are symptomatic or have been in contact with others that require you to self-isolate , you cannot come to the club. Follow current government guidelines.

Please see our detailed guidance for more details.

Social Distancing vs Rescuing Someone:

The vast majority of rescues do not require bodily contact. In most cases, all that is needed is assistance in righting a capsized boat or steadying a boat whilst a sailor gets back on board, maybe followed by a tow back to the clubhouse. If a sailor needs to be recovered from the water they will often be able to do this unassisted. Climbing onto their own boat, if lower in the water, and then the “rescuer’s” boat is often the easiest way.
If a person becomes entrapped or is unable to help himself or herself, e.g. unconscious, then immediate assistance is required, possibly including first aid and the risk of harm from the situation far outweighs the risk of contamination from the Coronavirus.
If you witness an accident or someone taken seriously ill it is your duty to provide assistance if you can without putting yourself at undue risk.

First Aid

Access to the AED remains available and is located between the changing room doors. Should CPR be required compressions-only CPR should be given while wearing gloves and a mask. If a CPR face-shield or other suitable item is available cover the patient’s mouth and nose to prevent any potential spread of germs. After performing compression-only CPR, all rescuers should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water; alcohol-based hand gel is a convenient alternative. They should also seek advice from the NHS 111 coronavirus advice service or medical adviser.

Further CPR guidance can be found here: https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community/

Club History

Read about the clubs 60 year history at Wraysbury and discover why the current club house is our second location. Read More…

RYA Featured Article​

We are fortunate to have 8 volunteers who have been through the RYA Dinghy Instructor programme with supportive funding from the Andrew Simpson Foundation.

Congratulations to: Lesley Sarjantson, Simon Munro, Stuart Oborn, Ken Baker, Chris Sarjantson, Joel Evans, Evan Crane & Malcolm Weller.

Please follow this link to see the full article which features the Silver Wing Dinghy Instructor Training Programme.

Contact us if this is something you would be interested in doing.