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FBYC members:
 
This is the latest update regarding the Covid-19 situation at FBYC.  
On June 17, 2020, The Ontario Government has finally allowed Pickering to enter Stage 2 on June 19, 2020.
In addition to being allowed to launch our boats and have them secured to slips we are now able to open the bar for patio service only. However, there are still COVID-19 precautions that must be adhered to while enjoying our refreshments. We must still practice social and physical distancing, proper washing etiquette, keeping surfaces and objects clean and cough in your elbow. We can only have one household/bubble per table. Therefore, as of Friday June 19, 2020, FBYC Bar will be opened for patio use only. No one can sit inside and have drinks or food. Drink orders will be placed through the screen patio door. Please bring your own snacks per table and no sharing from table to table. Cups will be disposable and do not reuse cups for subsequent drinks. Service will be as follows. Fridays 19:00 to 23:00 and Saturdays and Sundays 15:00 to 19:00. Washrooms are available but please remember that they are cleaned but not sanitized so please use responsibly. Please wash hands frequently. Please bring your own sanitizers, Lysol wipes, gloves and masks if you need them. Please enjoy the club responsibly and abide by the COVID-19 rules.
 
Stay safe, stay healthy.
 
Mark Chin
Commodore 2020
Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club

 

 

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, FBYC reluctantly cannot accept visitors from reciprocal clubs at this time. We look forward to welcoming visitors again when we can do so safely and in compliance with applicable laws and regluations. If you would like to be notified once we are in a position to accept reciprocal visitors again, please leave your request here

 

Stay healthy and stay safe.

 

 

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Good Afternoon,

Some of you may have been aware it had been Frenchman’s Bay Marinas tentative plan to begin launching May 11, 2020.  This based on the Provincial Governments announcement of May 01.

We received an interpretation of the announced guidelines today, May 04.  Unfortunately if we began launching vessels, it would be the marina responsibility to move the vessels from the launch well to the slip, inclusive of slips at the Club.  Once delivered, boat owners would not be allowed on the docks to look at or maintain their boats.

With that in mind, we’ve elected to change our tentative start of launch to May 19, the day after the long weekend. 

We’re working on the revised launch schedule today.  Hopefully we can begin emailing and calling you with scheduled times starting tomorrow.

Please keep in mind, although we think it likely launches will be allowed to start May 19, we’re having to make a best guess on what the Province has in mind.  It is possible we’d have to delay the launch beyond May 19.

Kind regards,

Ian MacKimmie

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Great News FBYC members:

This is the latest update regarding the Covid-19 situation at FBYC.

Finally, this is the news that we have been waiting for. The Ontario Government has finally allowed the reopening of marinas and clubs. On May 14th, the Ontario government stated that they are entering phase 2 of their plan to restart the economy allowing marinas and clubs to reopen.

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-announces-additional-workplaces-that-can-reopen.html

To All FBYC Members:

This is what we have been waiting for. As stated in the latest release we can now open the club. “As soon as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020:
• Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.
• Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use.”

Additional guidance can be found at the following link.
https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-marinas-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

In summary, FBYC can now be reopened to prepare boats, masts, and to dock our boats as required but we must not forget “Things like practicing physical distancing (staying 2 metres away from others), proper hand hygiene, keeping surfaces and objects clean, and preventing contact with potentially infected people –these are all critically important measures.”.

Therefore, to comply with the Government’s instructions as of 12:01 am tomorrow May 16, 2020, FBYC will be opened to members. The club house will also be opened for washrooms use. This is a reminder that the club house is cleaned but not sanitized so please wash hands frequently, practice social distancing such as only two members in the washroom at a time.

The bar will remain closed until phase 3 when restaurants can have sit in services.

Please bring your own sanitizers, Lysol wipes, gloves and masks if you have them.

Dinghy members can now bring their boats down to the club and enjoy them at their leisure.

Please enjoy the club responsibly and abide by the COVID-19 rules(see the attached document for more information). We must keep the infection rates low in order have a continued sailing season. More importantly if we continue to exercise proper and frequent hand washing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance and staying home if feeling unwell we will save lives. To date I have not heard of any of our member contracting COVID-19 so let’s keep it that way.

FBYC COVID protocol May 15, 2020

 

Stay safe, stay healthy and have a Fantastic Victoria Day Weekend everyone!!! Ignore the rain or better yet dance in the rain.

Mark Chin
Commodore 2020
Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club

May4th Mark

 

Good News FBYC members:

This is an update regarding the Covid-19 situation at FBYC.   The goal of these updates is to keep track of this rapidly evolving pandemic and to inform the membership on its effects on the operation of the Club. 

First, I would like to thank everyone for doing their part in curbing the spread of the Corona virus.  It seems that all our efforts are finally showing favourable results and the Ontario Government is now willing to make changes to restart the economy.

Recent Development in Government

On May 1st, the Ontario government is finally willing to restart the economy by their latest news release stating that certain businesses will be allowed to reopen with strict guidelines.

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/certain-businesses-allowed-to-reopen-under-strict-safety-guidelines.html

This applies to marinas, “Marinas may also begin preparations for the recreational boating season by servicing boats and other watercraft and placing boats in the water, but not open to the public. Boats and watercraft must be secured to a dock in the marina until public access is allowed.” 

This guidance that allows marina workers to prep and launch boats are only referring to marinas with small boats that do not involve the general public including us.  So unfortunately, we are still not allowed to launch our boats. 

Therefore, to comply with the Government’s instructions and keeping with what other clubs in Ontario are doing the club will remain closed.  Although our club remains closed, Frenchman’s Bay Marina is allowing all boat owners to work on their boats to get them prepared and ready to launch.  I ask that you please respect the social distancing while working on your boat.

I spoke with Ian MacKimmie and the earliest that he can start launching boats is May 19th.   In order to expedite the process please have your boats ready for launch.  This will help Ian and his team launch boats quickly and orderly without too many delays.

What we are doing

The release of the latest guideline appears to be the genesis of the rebirth of our economy.  We will monitor the situation closely and inform the membership of any new development as it enfolds.

We have another executive meeting on May 11th where we will be discussing the best way to manage the reopening of the club and what needs to be done to get the docks ready for boats.

In order to complete this work essential electrical and dock work will be done by select members in preparation of the sailing season.  The mast and dinghy crane are still off limits.  There is still deck and equipment maintenance work to be completed before the mast and dinghy crane can be fully operational. 

Dinghy members please continue to keep your boats at home until further notice.  We will continue to receive directions from the government and will give the green light as soon as we are allowed.

Please be patient as we are all in the same boat pun intended.  The summerlike weather that we just had last weekend certainly reminded us of the upcoming sailing season, but we must continue to be safe.  The government is restarting the economy in stages.  Once marinas and other clubs around the lake reopen, we will follow suit.  We must keep the infection rates low in order to make this happen.  So, let’s do our best to follow the rules so that we may see everyone on the water soon.

Stay safe and stay healthy and May the fourth be with you.

Mark Chin

Commodore 2020

Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club