Heat Wave Advice - 09/07/2022
Published 13:52 on 9 Jul 2022
We have all felt the recent increase in temperatures, with some great sunny days recently. However, this warm weather also brings with it additional risks, particularly while taking part in outdoor physical activities. A Level 3 Heat Health Warning has been issued for next week, with daytime temperatures expected to exceed 30°c from tomorrow.
How to stay safe
We encourage all our members to take basic, common sense steps to keep themselves and their families safe while at Spinnaker Sailing Club through actions such as those below:
-Stay hydrated (we recommend bringing a refillable water bottle to the club, there is a drinking water tap on the shed by the paddle board store and all the taps in the changing rooms are drinking water)
- Wear high factor sunscreen
- Dress appropriately for the weather, the 5mm wetsuit probably isn't needed at the moment, but hats and light weight clothing are ideal
- Take advantage of the shade, particularly from our new canopies
Spinnaker Youth Training
For tomorrow's SYT session we are planning on running as normal, but with extra breaks factored in to allow our young sailors time to rest in the shade. In addition to this we will be asking that as a minimum all sailors wear shorts and t-shirt/rashvest with no bare shoulders. If an instructor feels a sailor is not dressed appropriately for the conditions they will be sent ashore/not allowed afloat until they change into more appropriate clothing.
We all feel the urge to jump in the lake to cool off in weather like this, including our instructors! However, bathing in the lake is prohibited by our lease with Wessex Water. Swimming presents risks due to the high number of boats using the lake, as well as the risk of entanglement with fishing lines. Please do not swim/bathe in the lake to avoid the awkwardness of club staff and other representatives having to remind you of this rule.
If you have any concerns or would like further advice please get in touch.
Last updated 14:17 on 9 July 2022