AGM Chairman's Report

CVSS AGM 28th April 2021

This Chairman’s Report is much more upbeat than the previous one and I am excited at what is to come. Having completed a COVID risk assessment I am pleased to say that, all being well, there will be some sailing this season.

We are planning to run a series of sessions for volunteers from mid-May to train them in the protocols that will be required to sail safely once restrictions are hopefully lifted at the end of June. If the restrictions are lifted as expected, we will be offering limited sailing on Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August. If the restrictions remain lifted, we are planning to re-open fully in September until the end of the season. I for one am delighted at the possibility of returning to the water.

As you can appreciate, there will be some changes in the way we operate and with your co-operation we trust that you will still get as much enjoyment from sailing as pre-COVID.

We will be sending out fuller details in due course so watch this space!

We have sufficient financial reserves so, unlike many charities, we have had one less thing to worry about. Obviously the 200 Club has helped, and I would like to remind you that applications are open for this year’s 200 Club and trust that you and your friends will continue to support this.

We are looking into revamping the site and are planning a new path and the hut looks like it is becoming a reality. We are liaising with BLYM on this and hopefully people will notice the great changes later this year.

We have tried to keep in touch with people over the winter through a WhatsApp Group, our new Facebook page, Newsletters and Zoom. If you would like more information about any of these, please contact Frances or myself.

I would like to thank everyone for their forbearance in these difficult times and I am looking forward with a lot more confidence than I had 6 months ago.

I have had fantastic support from my fellow Trustees and the Committee over the Winter and I would like to thank them for this.

I would like to wish everyone Happy Sailing later this year.