Sailing Club of Washington



as of 4/29/2021

Your SCOW COVID 19 Task Force met recently and made additional changes to help our members get back on the water.  This document details Phase 3 for SCOW with the single change highlighted in yellow

Please make certain that you follow SCOW's boat cleaning protocol after each use. If you still feel uncomfortable with the condition of a previously used boat, clean it BEFORE you sail or cancel your reservation. It is your best judgement that will dramatically reduce your risk of contracting COVID.

SCOW’s Phase 3 Guidelines :

  • All skippers and their guests must follow local jurisdictions’ health guidelines; 
  • Multiple boat reservations are allowed;
  • As responsible Skippers, you decide how many crew are welcome aboard;
  • Personal raft-ups are allowed; 
  • Docking at area marinas is allowed; 
  • All boats must continue to be cleaned after each use; 
  • Regattas may resume without pre- or post-event gatherings;
  • Club sponsored events may resume with appropriate COVID related safety precautions;
  • Basic and Cruiser water classes will be at the students' and trainers' discretion;
  • All Skippers and Crew will sign the COVID-19 risk waiver of liability before leaving the dock. 

See below for the notice to membership sent via email. Please stay well. We will see you on the water. 

Chip Lubsen

Vice Commodore and SCOW COVID-19 Task Force Chair

Email Notice to SCOW Members - April 29, 2021

Hello SCOW Members -  As the result of a recent meeting of your SCOW COVID-19 Task Force, we will begin to add socal events to the SCOW calendar. 

More specifically:

  • Social Director Marie Brennan has the green light to begin limited SCOW social events starting with an in-person “Burning of the Socks” at WSM tonight. This initial event will be limited to a maximum of 40 SCOW members. 
  • As we begin to hold social events, face masks will be required.
  • Social Sails will begin either the second or third week in May, initially for SCOW members only and with no SCOW provided food or drink. Skippers will pre-register. The target for sailing will be 4 persons per boat, including the skipper.
  • We are not changing any of our current practices related to training or racing. 

The Task Force has considered the recent relaxation of mask-wearing guidelines issued by the CDC and will consider relaxing our initial guidelines for social events as experience and circumstance dictate. We will continue to monitor guidance given by local jurisdictions as they respond to the complex and changing nature of the pandemic. 

Let's begin to enjoy getting together as safely as possible. All the best to all of you and I hope to see you at the Marina. 


Vice-Commodore and COVID-19 Task Force Chair


Sailing Club of Washington  [SCOW]
PO Box 25884  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22313

We keep our boats at Washington Sailing Marina on Daingerfield Island
1 Marina Drive  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22314

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