A beautiful location on the tidal River Tamar
One or two members have expressed concern that the fact that their boats are yet to launch due to boatyard closures may cause them to fall foul of the club’s policy of allocating moorings to active cruisers. All members can be reassured that the club have no intention of taking any action in respect of vacant moorings during this challenging year.
Due to the government’s instruction that we all only undertake essential activities the mooring barge will not be operating until such time as these restrictions are lifted.
QHM Comment on Leisure Watersports
“Thank you for your enquiry regarding recreational boating during the current COVID-19 crisis.
As you will be aware the advice from the Government is changing daily, but the overarching message is quite clear. People are being directed to Stay at Home and avoid unnecessary travel. I cannot see how going out for a sail or motoring down the river can be reconciled with this instruction. As ever it is difficult for the Government to be totally prescriptive and cover all activities, individuals are being encouraged to comply with their intent.
Anyone travelling to their vessel, unless an emergency, would be contravening the guidance and could be subject to the emergency powers available to the Police.
Whilst the port remains open for military and commercial vessels, as the RYA correctly advises recreational use is strongly discouraged.”
Cadets’ Cruise Aboard Johanna Lucretia – Postponed
The Island Sailing Trust have kindly refunded the monies paid to them for the Cadets’ cancelled trip aboard Johanna Lucretia. Alan Duncan and Martin Hunter are arranging for the contributions made by the families of Cadets to be returned to them.
Many of the organisations that made donations to the Cadets’ trip have asked that their contribitions be held over towards the rescheduled trip, for which we are extremely grateful.
All monies raised by the cadets to support the trip have been ring-fenced within the club’s accounts and will be put toward the rescheduled trip.
A £900 bursary toward the trip has been held over by the Island Trust toward a future trip.
2020 Eddystone Charity Pursuit Postponed
The Eddystone Pursuit race due to be sailed on June 20th has been postponed until the autumn. If circumstances prevent the event being held this autumn, 2021’s date will be 19th June.
2020 Club Programme
Due to the current government guidelines to restrict the spread of the COVID19 Corona virus and our concern for our members that are especially at risk from this infection, the WQSC committee have taken the decision to suspend the next 3 months of scheduled activities;
- Mar 16th 3rd Winter Talk – Postponed
- Mar 21st/28th Spring Work Party – Cancelled
- Apr 3rd Friday evenings dinghy sailing and training has been suspended until further notice.
- Apr 6th Mega Quiz – Postponed
- Apr 5th – 10th Johanna Lucretia – The Island Trust have taken the difficult decision to cancel April’s scheduled trip and their staff are already on unpaid leave. We are in discussions to recover the monies that have already been paid. Affected Cadets, their parents and guardians will be contacted shortly.
- Apr 25th/26th Dinghy Sailors on cruisers to Fowey – Cancelled
- May 2nd/3rd Cruise in Company – Cancelled
- May 3rd Tamar Bridge Race – Postponed
- May 17th Get Afloat Day – Postponed until 2021
- May 22nd Dinghy Sailors ” Bring A Parent” evening – Cancelled
- May 23rd/24th Cruise in Company – Cancelled
- June 5th Down-river clubs dinghy BBQ – Cancelled
- June 20th/21st Midsummer BBQ – Cancelled
- June 28th Start Racing Day – Postponed.
We will review government guidlines and legislation as the situation develops and will keep this page updated with the latest status of our event programme.