With the current restrictions on society, required to combat the Covid 19 outbreak, it is clear that sailing training can not start as planned at the end of April and is unlikely to start before July at the earliest. The planned LSTA Information Evening on Monday April 20 is cancelled and bookings for weekly Cadet and Adult training have been suspended.
We will continue to review the restrictions and guidance provided by the Government and the RYA, with a view to starting training later in the season when and if we can do this while ensuring the safety of our members, instructors and volunteers. We are hopeful that it will be possible to run the Youth Sailing Week planned for August 10 - 14, but we will also keep this under review.
We are aware that this is a very difficult time for families in many ways, including financially:
If you have already paid for weekly Cadet or Adult training, we will automatically refund your LSTA training fee. If you paid by PayPal, this will be paid to your account by March 31. If you paid by cheque or cash, we will contact you separately.
If you have already paid for Youth Sailing Week and would like your fee refunded now, please log on to Webcollect and cancel your booking. If you paid by PayPal, this will be paid to your account within seven days. If you paid by cheque or cash, we will contact you separately. If you cancel now, you will be able to rebook at a later date.
Hopefully we will all be able to take to the water again later in the season, but for now let's concentrate on keeping ourselves, our families and friends and our community safe and healthy.