Covid 19 News and RABC

May 18, 2020

Dear Members

Firstly we do hope that you are well and fit. These continue to be difficult times but in light of the recent lifting of lockdown restrictions we feel it is appropriate to re-state our understanding and view on how we might proceed.

Underpinning everything we do and say is the understanding that the risk has not gone away and the risk of further upsurge in the virus is real. Therefore in all things the government’s recommendations, especially regarding social distancing must be adhered to.

  1. RABC events and formal club activities are suspended until further notice and we will advise members when this situation changes.

  2. Boating is currently an acceptable activity under Government and RYA guidelines as long as social distancing and keeping to only having a meeting with one person outside one’s own household are adhered to or whatever the latest guidelines may be.

  3. Please be respectful at all times of the people of Alnmouth, being aware that they will be seeing more people simply because it is Alnmouth and we must all be sensitive to their feelings.

We have all been looking forward to this opportunity but please at this time taken even more care with respect to safety. Life jackets, notification to someone ashore as to where you are going and when you expect to be back and if at all possible in company of other vessels, to reduce the possibility of needing the coast guard or life boats or putting anyone else at risk.

We look forward to seeing some of you in the near future down at the dinghy park.



Janet Thomas (nee Hyatt)

I regret to inform members of the death of my good friend, neighbour and fellow Club member Janet Thomas (nee Hyatt).  She died on 15th May after a long illness.  Janet was born in Alnmouth and had been a teacher before retirement. She and her family had a long history of boating in the Alnmouth/Amble area.

Janet was an active RABC social member, attending Winter Programmes, Lesbury Picnics, etc. but she will mainly be remembered for her stalwart service as a volunteer for Push The Boat Out (on the far left in the photograph).  She was always keen, helpful, friendly and particularly witty with an infectious laugh.  She will be fondly remembered. She leaves a husband and daughter.

John Taylor

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