Coronavirus update page

Plans to re-open on April 14th 2021

Following HMGs roadmap to freedom we are pleased to announce our plans for the re-opening of the club and facilities.

As you will know the schedule of easing the lockdown identifies 3 potential dates, April 12thMay 17thand June 21st. As these dates are described as “at the earliest” we have taken the decision to operate on a one date at a time basis.

We therefore plan to open the club on Wednesday 14th April subject to any changes by HMG. We will follow very much the same guidelines as we had when we opened on the 8thJuly 2020, as a reminder these are:

  • Members and members family only at this time.
  • Numbers limited to 30 people.
  • Only the balcony area is open for seating, to drink or eat.
  • A table only service will apply.
  • Wherever possible a 2-metre distance should be kept.
  • Maximum of 6 people per table.
  • Face masks are compulsory within the clubhouse and recommended on the balcony if a 2-metre distance is not manageable.
  • The one-way system will remain in operation, entrance via the balcony and exit through the main doors.

Given that we are outside only at this time we have re-adjusted the opening hours. We will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday however from Wednesday to Sunday opening hours will be 10.30 – 16.30. During these times as well as our normal drinks offering, we are pleased to confirm that Mark will also be offering a selection of teas and coffees with cakes, biscuits and light refreshments such as bacon rolls or toast and marmalade.

More details will be publicised nearer the time, however please be assured that we are constantly monitoring the situation and will keep all members fully up to date as and when we can.

MYC Re-opening 2nd December

1st December 2020
Dear Member

Following the announcement of the re-opening of the clubhouse I would like to take this opportunity to confirm the MYC policy in relation to the new Tier1 (Medium alert) regulations.
• It is mandatory for everyone to register via the Q card app or to sign the registration book.
• We must not meet in groups larger than 6 people, indoors or outdoors (the rule of six).
• As a hospitality venue selling food and drink, we are required by law to provide table service only.
• We must cease taking orders at 10 pm.
• We must close and remain closed between 11pm and 5am.
• We continue to use our one-way system, entry via the balcony and exit through the main doors.
• Masks must be worn at all times within the clubhouse except when seated eating or drinking.
• Members are required to keep movement around the club to a minimum and not to move from table to table.

Prior to the recent lockdown we had two internal events, a fish and chip supper and a Sunday lunch both of which were very successful and well supported so we are confident that we can again have some good social activities providing we keep to the rules and look out for each other.

Finally, I must point out the official HMG guidance in respect of movement between the Tiers

Tier 2
• You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
• If you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area.

Tier 3
• You must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues.
Unfortunately for MYC this means that we cannot allow anyone into the club house who does not reside in a Tier 1 area, namely Cornwall, Isles of Scilly or Isle of Wight.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation regularly and keep the membership up to date with any changes or improvements as and when we can.

Terry Stephens
Vice Commodore

This page will show the latest communications from the club on Coronavirus.

Letter from the Commodore - 1st November 2020

Dear Member

Due to the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, it is with much regret that we will be closing the yacht club on Wednesday evening and it will remain closed until 3rd of December.

I have contacted Steve Nichols regarding the Silver Oyster Race and he is trying to organise this for Wednesday, confirmation will be put out later.

We are so sorry that this has had to be done but, as you are aware, we have our members’ best interests at heart. If the situation changes we will inform you accordingly.

Stay safe.

Ken Whitney,

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have posted a Port Notice To Mariners on May 13th lifting the ban on watersports.

Click on the link below to read this.

Port Notice to Mariners

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have posted a Port Notice To Mariners on March 23rd concerning the closure of all pontoons, moorings and slipways.

Click on the link below to read this.

Port Notice to Mariners

Letter from the Commodore - 19th March 2020

Dear Members

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, your Flag Officers and House Committee have decided that the club will close from Thursday 19th March until the end of April when we will review the situation and decide what further action to take.

It is with a sadness that we close the club, but the welfare of our members must be paramount.

We thank you for your continued support and your co-operation and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards,

Ken Whitney

Letter from the Commodore - 17th March 2020

Dear Members
Following the most recent Government advice, the Flag Officers and  House Committee have agreed the following:-

The club will stay open on reduced hours, during which time Mark will carry out a deep clean.

All organised activities are cancelled for the next four weeks,notifications regarding the Fitting Out Supper and Spring Ball will follow.

Current activity groups eg, PPP, bridge and music groups may use the club at their own discretion during this time.

These measures are in place for the next four weeks, when they will be reviewed in line with Government guidelines. They are intended to safeguard all our members and we ask you to adhere to them as far as possible.

Please stay safe

Ken Whitney