COVID-19 Status Updates

This page is updated with the latest information on how COVID-19 is affecting the Fanshawe Yacht Club and Sailing School.
Club & Membership  ·  Latest Update – Thursday April 8th, 2021

Emergency Alert: A Stay at Home Order is in effect. This is the law. Stay at home so everyone will be safe.

Hello Members,

My glass is still half full in the hope of having a sailing season this summer. There will be a delay in getting started, but we are a resilient group having met these kinds of challenges before.

Ontario’s Premier, Doug Ford has declared the 3RD STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR ALL OF ONTARIO, and specifically added a STAY AT HOME ORDER to be in effect for 4 weeks. We, at FYC will follow this advice and keep everyone posted as things develop.

UTRCA yellow dam gate will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for folks wishing to exercise via biking trails, and walking.

If our members have an issue with boat storage (ie: having to take their boats out of winter storage and need to put it somewhere), you may bring your boat to the club, it is supervised drop off only with the Club Steward, so call Bob. You will not be able to work on your boat at the club.

Sarnia Yacht Club is closed, with a select couple of Board Members checking to make sure all is well within the Club grounds. Bellwood Lake Sailing Club is closed. Fanshawe Yacht Club is closed, with the Club Steward checking it periodically for any vandalism. Our Board of Directors will be Meeting on the 12th of April to discuss how we will move forward when the Emergency Order is lifted.

For anyone coming to FYC grounds go to the website and download the Waiver and Covid Code of Conduct. Read, Sign and when you are allowed access to the club bring it with you or email it to me at .

We can do this, follow the protocols, stay the course and we will have a sailing season.

Bonita Magill, your Commodore

Commodore 2021


Sailing School  ·  Latest Update – Thursday April 8th, 2021

The Sailing School is currently in a holding pattern. Be assured that if and when Covid restrictions allow, the Sailing School will be making every effort to conduct courses this season.

Waitlist registrations continue to be accepted.

Sailing School Director 2021
Ontario Sailing
Sail Canada
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
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