Irish Boat Jumble 2020 – Coronavirus Update

In light of the very recent advice/recommendations from UK and International Governments, the Organising Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Jumble due to have been held on 3 May at Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

The health of our members, traders, visitors and staff has to be our priority at this time.

A date for the 2021 Jumble will be agreed in the coming months and the website updated accordingly.

Slipway update

The slipway widening project got underway at the start of February and got hit by the unprecedented series of storms which occurred this winter and certainly presented the contractor CIVCO with unexpected challenges. The good news however is that whilst progress is behind that anticipated good progress has been made in the last couple of weeks and with the temporary coffer dam in place excavation has progressed as the drone photos will show and whilst the rock armour is only temporary at the moment the work to pour the slip should be happening very soon and then the armour can be permanently placed in position.

IMORTANT Update for all members – Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

In light of the very recent advice/recommendations from UK Government, the Committee has made the decision to temporarily close Carrickfergus Sailing Club.

The health and safety of our members, visitors and staff has to be our priority at this time.

The Committee will continue to update members over the coming days and weeks when there is further advice available from the Government and other organisations.

In the meantime if you find yourself isolated or in need of support or advice please email secretary@carrickfergussc.org

IMORTANT Note to all members – Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

As you will be aware, we are all facing an unprecedented international health situation. The committee has been monitoring Government and PHA advice regarding Coronavirus. When in club premises we ask that if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use and wash and dry your hands. 

In line with current guidelines we request that members help us by staying away from the club if you –

• Have been to any of the Category 1 or 2 countries* in the last 14 days or

• Have been in close contact with someone who has been to a Category 1 or 2 country in the last 14 days

• Have been in close contact with someone displaying symptoms of Coronavirus**

• Feel unwell or are displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus.

The committee is doing all we can to safeguard our members, and we appreciate your cooperation in this challenging time. 

If you have a positive diagnosis of Coronavirus please contact the Hon Secretary by email secretary@carrickfergussc.org to advise if you have been in club premises. 

If you find yourself isolated and need support please do not hesitate to email secretary@carrickfergussc.org

* See PHA website  https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus for latest information on Category 1 and 2 countries.

** Flu-like symptoms including cough, fever, breathing difficulties.