Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

IW Observer

The FREE Isle of Wight Newspaper

Enthusiasts can now get back on the water again

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Islanders can now get back on the water, as well on on the golf course and tennis court.

Islanders can now get back on the water, as well on on the golf course and tennis court. The Cruising Association has confirmed that, from today and subject to local regulations, all forms of watersports, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, can go ahead in England, including of course, the Island.

In guidance issued this morning (May 13), the Government has confirmed: “All forms of water sports practised on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed.”

The re-opening of marinas (like golf courses), for leisure boating customers, is now permissible subject to the strict compliance to social distancing and hygiene guidelines provided by government.

Although government restrictions on outdoor activities have been lifted, many of our members’ facilities have not had the time to implement the measures set out by government to safely manage the gathering of people on their sites. There are variations in the relaxation of the rules and we therefore recommend that CA members check with their individual port or harbour authority, marina or inland or other navigation authority prior to taking any further action.

For up-to-date information on Covid-19 Cruising Restrictions please visit: https://www.theca.org.uk/public/covid_19_cruising_restrictions