Everyone at MHYC is looking forward to sailing resuming as soon as permitted by the Public Health Orders, likely to be in late October or early November. As soon as confirmed dates are known for the re-opening of the club and the commencement of the 2021-2022 club racing and regatta program, we will let you know via E-News, the website and Facebook.
In the meantime, Marine Area Command have announced that five people can now go for a sail……
Five people permitted for recreational boating
The NSW Police Marine Area Command (MAC) is reminding water lovers of the latest restrictions around recreational boating in areas under stay-at-home orders in NSW, as the weather warms up.
The MAC is continuing to patrol waterways across the state to make sure people are staying safe and abiding by the current Public Health Order.
In areas subject to stay-at-home orders – including Greater Sydney and some regional areas – only five people are allowed on a recreational boat in the following circumstances:
- All people are fully vaccinated
- There is room for one person per four square metres, otherwise the two-person rule applies
- You are not outside your LGA, or more than five kilometres from your home
Marine Area Commander Superintendent Murray Reynolds said that with the weather warming up more people are expected to be heading out on the water.
“We want to get the message out that restrictions are still in place for recreational boating in areas subject to stay-at-home orders, until further notice.”
“Our aim is not to fine people but to keep the community safe on the water. However, anyone breaching public health orders faces fines of up to $5000.”
Reminder - Safety Audit Validity Extended
2020-2021 safety audits expired on 30th June 2021 but validity for competition in MHYC events has been extended until December due the NSW Public Health Orders.
MHYC will now recognise 2020-2021 audits for Categories 4-7 until 31st December 2021 provided yachts maintain compliance with the Australian Sailing Special Regulations. See the Notice to Competitors.
If you are visiting the club at any time, wear a mask and check in using the QR Code