Practices at Austin Yacht Club:
Our goal at LTHS sailing is to get students on the water as much as we can, while still keeping every individual safe and following all the required guidelines. Because of the constantly changing nature of Covid-19, this also means that we will have to adapt as the season progresses.
Currently, practices will begin in person at the Austin Yacht Club in August. These practices will be held on single person sailboats in groups no bigger than 8. Everyone at the practices will be REQUIRED to wear a mask and maintain social distancing for the duration of their time at Austin Yacht Club.
As it always has been, safety is our top priority. This is why we require masks and social distancing. Our Coaches will also be disinfecting all the equipment and will be keeping careful records so that contact tracing is possible. The board at Austin Yacht Club has several advisors to help the club adapt to the current situation and the yacht club will always follow national, state and city guidelines.
And of course, if you feel sick, stay home 🙂
To limit our time in groups such as during debriefs and chalk talks, we will start uploading videos to our Team Portal which will supplement the in person teaching. Our coaches will make sure to further relay this information to everyone signed up for the classes.