BC SAILING POSITION STATEMENT ON KEELBOAT RACING

BC SAILING POSITION STATEMENT ON KEELBOAT RACING

On Thursday, November 19th, 2020; BC Provincial Health introduced new orders and recommendations with respect to the current Covid 19 pandemic.

The orders and recommendations addressed sports in general but did not address sailing specifically.

After careful consideration BC Sailing has concluded that, with respect specifically to keelboat racing; the order that social interactions should be limited to members of a single household is key.The majority of keelboat racing events result in multiple individuals from separate households being in close quarters for extended periods of time. This is inconsistent with the order and strong recommendations with respect to social interactions.

The strong recommendation of the BC Sailing Association is that keelboat racing should be suspended until such time as BC Public health relaxes the order with respect to restricting social interactions to people from a single household.

BC SAILING POSITION STATEMENT ON KEELBOAT RACING