Sailing Club of Washington



as of 6/11/2021

Your SCOW COVID 19 Task Force recently agreed to additional changes to help our members get back on the water.  This document details Phase 3 for SCOW with a changes related to Wednesday Night Racing and Social Sail highlighted in yellow

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;
  • Social Sail is now open to non-members;
  • Basic and Cruiser water classes will be at the students' and trainers' discretion;
  • Wednesday Night Racing will return to forming racing crews at the marina just prior to racing. 

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 - June 11, 2021

Hello SCOW Members - Your SCOW COVID-19 Task Force has recently agreed to two significant changes. 

1) Wednesday Night Racing will no longer require pre-determined crews. We will return to the pre-COVID practice of forming racing crews at the marina on Wednesday nights.  Online registration for crew slots is no longer required. Racing Director Bonnie Sylwester will soon announce more details related to this change. 

2) Thursday night Social Sail will now be open to the public, removing the members-only restriction that has been in place during the pandemic. Social Director Marie Brennan will begin to invite non-members through social media channels and members are encouraged to invite guests.  

At all SCOW events, all are encouraged to bring a mask and to use it situationally, respecting those among us not yet fully vaccinated. For both WNR and Social sails, skippers have decision making authority regarding crew make-up and COVID related safety protocols. 

The Task Force continues to monitor developments with the goal of restoring normal club operations. Our next focus will be the return of River and Bay activities. 

Take Care -


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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