Coronavirus & COVID -19

Posted by Mary Coles on 18 March 2020

Autumn Rally 

We have come up with a format for the Autumn Rally taking into account recent guidelines issues by the RYA and local restrictions for Birmingham & Solihull. All participants will be asked to abide by the COVID Guidelines that are beigput in plave.

Deposits for the Spring Rally can be put towards this event. Booking has now closed


Shared Cost Cruising

The Solent Weekend over 9-11 October has been cancelled. Anyone booked on the weekend should have  received an email from Grahm Clarke explaining the sitution



The Round The island Race, which had been recsheduled to Saturday 26 September, has now been cancelled by The Island Sailing Club. You can read the announcemnet here. 

The Sunsail race for the weekend of 17-18 October has also been cancelled.


Hot Hot Hot

We have one boat going for the first week but there is insufficient demand to run the second week as we had originally hoped.



Our Club House Bar is now open with table service on tables of six with no mixing between tables. Please support tge Club House by leaving in promptly so that it can close by 10am in order to comply with the new Govdernment Guidelines.

We've decided that some of the committee will be going along on the First Tuesdays to support the Club. If you'd like to join us for a socially distanced drink please do so.  We'll be there from around 7pm, a little earlier than usual because we'll probably be outside. If you decide to come along it may be worth bringing a jacket...

Speaker Nights

Ther'll be no more Speaker Nights this year and we'll be reviewing the situation in November.


We're planning a virtual AGM for Thursday 15 October as numbers have been restricted. Details will be published in due course.


Laying Up Supper, Woodside, Kenilworth

Sadly we're not able to run this year's Laying Up Supper under the current Government Guidelines.

We hope to return to Woodside next year.


We'll keep you updated as and when we have any further information. Our next committee meeting is on Thursday 29 October.

We hope you all keep well in these uncertain times.

Mike Veal, Commodore & HOEOCA Committee

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