Covid-19 Updates

We are delighted to see the return of activities and resumption of Indoor dining for those who hold vaccination certs. We hope you will all play your role in keeping each other safe while we get back to enjoying the use of our club. Please familiarise yourself with the protection measures in place as we resume activities –

CLUBHOUSE

  • Please continue to sanitise your hands, hand sanitisers are available at the entrance to the club house and also available through the clubhouse, including on the tables in bar and dining room.
  • A contract tracing form will be provided and must be filled in at your table.
  • In line with government guidelines normal opening hours resume in the bar with later closing on Friday and Saturday until 12.30am.
  • Under the updated guidelines it is permissible to order drinks at the bar and return to your table. Please ensure that you keep a safe distance of 1m while doing so.
  • Please keep a safe distance of at least 1m distance between yourself and others while indoors.
  • Face coverings need to be worn indoors at all times except when seated for dining and must be worn when visiting the Marina and Administration Offices.

 

ON-THE-WATER

  • Please continue to sanitise your hands upon entry to the Club. Hand sanitizing stations are located at the entrance of the marina, at the bottom of the marina gangway and on top of the dinghy slipway for your use.
  • Face coverings need to be worn outdoors if a 2m distance cannot be maintained or if the outdoor area is congested.
  • Members must continue to use their membership card to swipe in and out of the premises. If ordinary members are bringing a guest, please ensure that you sign your guest in at the marina office or at the bar if after hours.
  • Online registration is required for all organised activity afloat both racing and cruising so please make sure you fill out the Online Skipper Registration before heading out on the water.
  • In line with government guidelines HYC Club Racing continues. Entries for the Frostbite Series and Brass Monkies are now live on HYC.ie.
  • Race Training continues with Quest Howth, if you are looking for assistance please contact Quest@hyc.ie or get in touch with your class captain if you are interested in getting out to train before racing starts.
  • If you have any queries regarding Dinghy racing Please contact Daragh Sheridan (086 381 8796/Email: daraghpsheridan@gmail.com) and he can point you in the right direction for training or race entry.
  • The marina is now welcoming visiting boats from outside Ireland. If you are arriving from EU, EEA, Great Britain or North America new Government Travel Regulations came into place from 19 July 2021. All visiting boats from the above countries will need to give the HYC marina office at least 24 hours notice of their intended arrival.  Immediately on arrival, all persons aboard visiting boats are required to show official proof of immunity with their photo ID. The marina can be contacted at marina@hyc.ie or  01 839 2777. At least 24 hours prior to arrival skippers will need to fill in the Maritime Declaration of Health for all passengers on board and send to porthealthdublin@hse.ie. All visitors to the country also need to fill an online passenger locator form.
  • Sailing and powerboat training for adults is by arrangement and depending on the weather. Please contact Quest@hyc.ie if you or a friend would like to know more.
  • Junior training continues with Optimist and Laser classes out on the water every weekend with positive feedback on how safely they have got back on the water. For more information contact Quest@hyc.ie.
  • The changing rooms and toilets are open for use.

Thank you for your extraordinary efforts in keeping HYC safe so far and we look forward to seeing you back on the water and in the clubhouse to enjoy drinks and dining very soon.