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Lockdown 2 - Use of AYC Slipway NOT permitted

Published 09:17 on 7 Nov 2020

We have had a couple of enquiries from members asking if they can use the slipway to launch their boat e.g. to sail on the river for exercise. The RYA has now clarified as follows:

'Our understanding is that boat parks and their slipways are part of a sporting facility and its amenities and therefore must be closed. However, we believe those that are situated in public outdoor places are not subject to the closure restrictions.

A "public outdoor place" is an outdoor place to which the public have, or are permitted, access (whether on payment or otherwise).'

The AYC slipway is therefore currently closed.

Can I access my boat to maintain it?

'Critical boat maintenance that cannot wait until after the lockdown ends may be a "reasonable excuse" for leaving home provided that it is done alone, with members of your own household or support bubble or with one other person in line with Government Guidance.

There are fines in place for those deemed to be in breach of the regulations and it is essential that, in the event you do decide to participate in boating, you have properly assessed whether it is permitted within the most recent Government guidance and regulations.'

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