While at present we are not allowed to race formally the MSC Race Committee is looking to create a fun, safe environment for us to participate in race practice. The intention is to run race practice on Sundays.
As Peel region has entered Stage Three the MSC Executive have decided racing can commence.
The racing will not be run as a series to avoid creating a "league" this will allow skippers and crew to race in other events. Skippers and Crew are required to be compliant with the “Reopening Ontario – Stage 3” framework. This means proper distancing and use of face coverings where and when appropriate.
Since COVID19 has caused many programs available to children and youth this summer to be cancelled, including our offering of Ontario Sailing’s BOOM program the Kingston Yacht Club Academy (https://academy.kingstonyachtclub.com) has created a new innovative way to learn and improve sailing and water knowledge online.
Through interactive Zoom seminars, virtual regattas and videos lessons participants can stay engaged and occupied throughout the summer. The most amazing thing about this generous offer from KYC is it’s all offered at no cost.
If you are interested in this offer visit the KYC Academy website linked above.
The City of Mississauga has finally granted us permission to go to the Club, work on our boats and go sailing! The City and your executive are still very concerned about COVID-19 and want to encourage everyone to take every precaution possible to protect those around you.
We are sourcing hand sanitizer, wipes and a disinfectant spray to have available at the Club. Please bring your own supply just in case.
A summary of the membership guidelines that have been agreed to with the City has been distributed via a member email. We ask that you follow them very closely. Please reach out to your executive if you'd like a copy.
It is imperative that all members follow the screening guidelines as instructed. If in doubt, don’t come out!
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding in this very trying time.
Please see an update below from the City of Mississauga. While the news of the planned reopening of marinas etc is exciting we have been asked to await an update from the City as to how they will be managing the process. Given this we wanted to remind you all that our current protocols as outlined in our previous email remain in effect and the park remains closed.
These are obviously extraordinary time and everyone's first priority needs to be the health of themselves, their families and our community in general
As a result of the evolving risk and impacts of the COVID-19 virus we have suspended the next Sailors Gathering planned for march 28th and may need to suspend further club events as the situation evolves based on the guidance of the government health authorities.
In these unprecedented times the club executive will continue to monitor ongoing developments, how they may impact the club, our members over the course of the crisis and yes this will end.
If you have any questions regarding the virus please refer to Health Canada's website, and if you have nay questions or concerns about its impact on the club please submit it via the website's Contact page under the ask us link.
Stay well and be safe
Your club executive
Mississauga Sailing Club is about sailing, yes and so much more. Enjoy social events, cruising, and enjoying the wonderful Mississauga waterfront. Join us, meet new members, reacquaint with old ones, hear some great tales about sailing, listen to some great tunes, toast the sailing season.Can you help out? We need volunteers to set up, clean up, dispense drinks etc… Please contact Deirdre Mallehe via email if you can help, and you'll also earn work hours.
The Racing Calendar is currently on hold pending direction from the Province and City of Mississauga as to when racing can resume. The website and social media will be updated once we receive direction.