COVID Contact Tracing

Updated 3 December 2020

The COVID Contact Tracing Form is no longer available on this site as Authorities require your submission as you enter the Club, and not in advance.

Please use your phone to scan the QR code when you arrive. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Please note this applies to dining venues and also around the waterfront. Boats participating in any RSYS racing, including all Twilights, are also required to register all crew via the Race Management System. 

Thank you for your co-operation.
RSYS Reception 02 9955 7171

RSYS COVID Bulletins

Please note:

Tender capacity is back to normal but the following restrictions are still in place:

Pond is closed from Thursday evening until 4pm on Friday (except for pick up and drop off of crew).

Short term berthing
is allowed between 4pm-6pm (skipper MUST stay with the boat).

After racing
, the pond will only be available to Members’ boats moored in bays not serviced by the Squadron tender. This won’t work if you don’t book with Louise on 9017 0161.

For the most uptodate information, click here for Australian Sailing



Friday Twilight Tender Service 

Please be advised of the following update in regards to the RSYS Waterfront;

  • Tender capacity restrictions now removed
  • Pond access remains restricted


Friday Twilight Tender Service 

  • The pond will be closed on Friday except for the pickup and drop off of crew. See the Pond map below.
  • Each tender is limited to three passengers only.
  • Only one trip per vessel.
  • After racing, there will be limited spots for berthing in the pond, available for Members’ boats moored in bays not serviced by the Squadron tender who have booked for dinner. This won’t work if you don’t book with Louise on 9017 0161.

These restrictions will ensure we get everyone back to the club in a timely and COVID safe manner.

Crew Contact information

To help the Club manage its obligations under our COVID Safe plan, boats are required to enter crew contact details (including the skipper) in SailSys prior to 1000 hours on each day that the boat intends to race. Login to SailSys here If you need assistance, please give me a call on 9017 0152. Boats not complying with this requirement shall be scored DNC.


24 September 2020

Good News!

The NSW Health recommendations to limit cross-regional community sport will be lifted from this Saturday. This means there is no restriction on where skippers or crew come from within NSW.

If you have been holding off going sailing, this weekend is the time to blow away the cobwebs before pointscore racing resumes in October.

We are pleased to advise that Australian Sailing along with other NSW State Sporting Organisations has received this morning from NSW Office of Sport and NSW Health changes to the requirement for the regional restrictions.

Australian Sailing NSW/ACT said:

“From Saturday 26 September, interregional community sporting competitions can recommence without restricting these activities to regions or zones, where there is a COVID-19 Safety Plan for the community sporting activity in place.

The advice provided in August regarding limiting spectators to one parent per child, and inter-region sport and recreation activities has been removed, however organisations must still ensure their activity is delivered in compliance with the Public Health Order and the COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements.

This includes the requirement to:

– Adhere to the 500-person limit for community sport activities (including participants, officials and spectators) and/or adhering to the one person per four square metre rule in indoor spaces.
– Organisations and spectators are to ensure that physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres is maintained between people that do not come from the same household.
– Sailing organisations and participants should continue to avoid shared travel arrangements such as car-pooling, along with minimising social gatherings before and after the event.

We appreciate clubs’ support in reducing the risk of community transmission at this critical time and for the patience and understanding over the last couple of weeks whilst dealing with the recommended restrictions from NSW Health. Australian Sailing are continuing to work with NSW Health to best ensure sailing is able to proceed going forward in a normal fashion.”


Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW

Confirmed COVID-19 cases are associated with the following locations and have been classified by NSW Health for action.

This information will be updated if further locations are identified. Locations are removed when 14 days have passed since the last known date that a confirmed case was associated with the location.


Conditions of Entry – revised

Please do not enter the Squadron by land or water if you or any member of your household:
• are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
• have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious);
• are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
• reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;
• have returned from Victoria or international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Member/Guest Declaration:
• I am not, nor is anyone I live with or in close contact with, undergoing testing or awaiting results for the COVID-19 virus;
• I have not, nor has anyone I live with or am in close contact with, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious;
• I do not have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
• I have not visited any of the venues listed, (, during the periods that NSW Health requires you Self-isolate and get tested immediately or Monitor for symptoms;
• I will, at all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per the NSW Health guidelines) with respect to other Members, visitors and staff;

Our priority has to be the health and welfare of our Members, guests and staff at this time.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Commodore David Ward

New COVID-safe sailing rule – revised

Message from RSYS Captain of Sailing Karyn Gojnich.

Australian Sailing received advice from NSW Health last week in regard to community sport in the current COVID environment. Sailors are requested to comply with the recommendations from the Chief Health Officer to all community sports, to avoid inter-regional mixing, in particular within the Greater Sydney area. NSW Health have requested State Sporting Organisations for water-based sports in Greater Sydney (i.e. Sydney Harbour) to designate ‘regions’. Australian Sailing have followed this request for the longer term benefits of the sport and put forward regional zones as requested. These recommendations are in play at this stage until the end of September.

Click here to see the Sydney Harbour regional zones (revised 28Aug2020)

Over the next five weeks, to help discourage travelling for community sport, it is recommended that skippers and crew are only allowed to race in organised events out of RSYS with those residing in Area A. As always, skippers take responsibility for the health and safety of their crew. Skippers will need to decide how best they can comply with the new recommendations while still safely manning their boats. This is a change to the way many boats and clubs would normally operate. We request that you follow the recommendations to ensure that sailing complies with NSW Health recommendations for sport.

RSYS understands that the introduction of the ‘Sailing Regions’ may potentially hinder some boats and crew from being able to compete. As a result, all races scheduled until the end of September will be non-pointscore races. This decision has been taken so as to not disadvantage those skippers who may feel they are unable to race because they, or members of their crew, live outside the designated club region.

Our Academy offerings for Tackers and Keelboat courses will be deferred until the end of this five week period and we hope that it can restart training courses in October. View the Sailing Academy pages here

Please note:
• It is still possible for boats from other regional zones to join us on the water for racing.
• It is still possible for all Members to come to the Club.
• Everyone is required to complete our Club Visit Contacts declaration for each day you visit the Club.

Yours in sailing,
Karyn Gojnich
RSYS Club Captain

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