From The Boardroom February 2022 Monthly Update

At its February meeting the Board approved a new Child Protection Policy. The purpose of the policy is “to demonstrate the strong commitment of the Board, Management, Staff & Volunteers of The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to child safety and to provide an outline of the policies and practices the Club has developed to keep everyone safe from any harm, including abuse.”

The Club recently hosted the Tasmanian International Optimist Dinghy Association State Championships. What a fantastic sight to see so many young sailors out on the water having great competition and fun!

Australian Sailing recently issued its new Strategic Plan 2022-2032 that we will consider as part of our own Strategic Plan review over the next few months. 2032 sounds a long way out but ties in with the Brisbane Olympics for which hopefully some of our current Tackers will be vying for selection!

Our bar, restaurant and function trading took a bit of a belting over the past two months following the Tasmanian borders reopening and some local cases of Covid emerging. This caused the cancellation of some functions and generated some concern and reluctance for members to be out and about.

Hopefully now we are all becoming used to the “new normal” of living with Covid and prepared to resume active lives in the community and especially at the Club!

I recently had 8 wonderful days with two friends cruising on my own boat “Limousine”, getting as far south as the lower Channel and Recherche Bay. How lucky are we to live so close to such fantastic cruising waters.

See you on the water!

Richard Bevan