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Important information for Competitors and Fans

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0900hrs SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) continues to monitor all news and updates regarding recent cases of COVID-19 in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and other specified locations.

The CYCA encourages all Competitors, Members, Guests, Volunteers and Staff who reside in the areas or may have visited the locations listed to follow the recommendations outlined by NSW Health and stay up to date with the NSW Government latest COVID-19 news and updates.

We will update this page and the Club’s social media channels again as soon as there is any news or decisions made that impact on the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

 

1840hrs FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Board met this evening to discuss the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW. The CYCA is continuing to plan for the running of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The CYCA is closely monitoring the NSW Government latest COVID-19 news and updates and the Tasmanian Government COVID-19 important community updates and continues to work specifically with the Tasmania Department of Health. 

The CYCA will put in place all required measures to ensure a COVIDSafe Race. This may include last-minute changes to the shoreside aspect of the Race in Sydney and specifically on arrival in Hobart.

As always the safety of our Competitors, Members, Guests, Volunteers and People remains our utmost priority as well as the safety of NSW and Tasmanian citizens. The Club will follow all guidelines and regulations issued by the NSW or Tasmanian Government.

As we have seen in the last few days, this is an ever-changing situation. The Cub will provide an update at approximately 0900hrs tomorrow morning, Saturday 19 December.

 

1300hrs FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2020

As previously stated in the 0800hrs update, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is continuing to plan for the running of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The CYCA is closely monitoring the NSW Government latest COVID-19 news and updates and the Tasmanian Government COVID-19 important community updates.

The CYCA continues to work with NSW Health and the Tasmania Department of Health and we will put any additional measures in place to ensure the Race remains COVIDSafe.

The CYCA premises remain open, however, the Club asks Members and guests to strictly adhere to NSW Health’s guidelines.

The Club will have further discussions with the Tasmanian Department of Health this afternoon and will provide another update at approximately 1800hrs.

 

0800hrs FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is continuing to plan for the running of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The CYCA is closely monitoring the recent NSW Health COVID-19 advisory warnings for Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the current Tasmanian Government exclusions.

The CYCA continues to work with NSW Health and the Tasmania Department of Health and we will put any additional measures in place to ensure that the Race remains COVIDSafe.

The CYCA premises remain open, however, the Club asks Members and guests to strictly adhere to NSW Health’s guidelines.

The Club will have further discussions with the Tasmanian Department of Health this morning and provide an update later in the day.

 

1700hrs THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has been closely monitoring the evolving cases of COVID-19 in NSW.

As always, CYCA is working closely with, and following the directions of, both the NSW and TAS Health Departments.

Please be advised that the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website has been recently updated to notify that anyone who has been at the premises listed below during the specified times are not permitted to enter Tasmania.

Please note this list is as at 1700hrs Thursday 17 December. Click here to check the current listing.

  • Avalon Beach | Avalon Beach Bowlo (bowling club), 4 Bowling Green Lane | Sunday 13 December 5pm to 7pm, Tuesday 15 December 3pm to 5pm
  • Avalon Beach | Bangkok Sidewalk Restaurant, 1/21-23 Old Barrenjoey Road | Monday 14 December 7pm to 8pm
  • Avalon Beach | Barramee Thai Massage and Spa, 4/42-44 Old Barrenjoey Road | Monday 14 December 2pm to 3:30pm
  • Avalon | Hungry Ghost Cafe, 3/48 Old Barrenjoey Road | Monday 14 December 9:30 to 11am
  • Avalon Beach | Sneaky Grind Cafe | Monday 14 December 10:30am to 11am
  • Palm Beach | Palm Beach female change rooms | Sunday 13 December 9am to 9:15am
  • Palm Beach | Coast Palm Beach Cafe, Barrenjoey Road | Sunday 13 December 10am to 11am
  • Avalon Beach | Woolworths, 74 Barrenjoey Road | Sunday 13 December 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday 15 December 12pm to 12:30pm
  • Avalon Beach | Oliver's Pie, Careel Shopping Village, 1 Careel Head Road | Monday 14 December 9am to 9:15am
  • Mona Vale | Bing Lee, Gateway, 1 Mona Vale Road | Monday 14 December 4:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Peakhurst | Gannons Park, Forest Rangers FC, Little Rangers session | Friday 11 December 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Should you have been to any of the listed premises, you are currently prevented from entering Tasmania.


Screening on arrival in Hobart (Competitors)

Please see below for the current screening procedure, we will also be providing further information as comes to hand. These procedures will be further detailed at the Race Briefing:

  • as part of the usual screening process for entry into Tasmania all Competitors are required to complete the Tasmania e-travel online form;
  • this year, as boats report at Tasman Island in accordance with the Sailing Instructions, they will also be required to assess and declare whether the crew are showing any symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • following finishing, boats will be escorted to Murray St Pier where they will dock on a temporary floating pontoon. All crew will need to pass screening from Tasmania Health & Biosecurity representatives before they can berth at King St Pier.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the start line on Boxing Day!