Following the end of the ‘November lockdown’, Minima Yacht Club is pleased to welcome all members back to the club from Wednesday 2 December!
Sailing recommences with the extended Saturday Pursuit Series, first group start not before 11am Saturday 5 December 2020.
Please read the updated Standard Operating Procedures linked below and watch the WhatsApp group for any updates.
Paddling in informal groups of up to six people, socially distanced, has recommenced.
Please read the updated Standard Operating Procedures linked below and watch the Google Group for updates.
The bar is open for limited numbers of members for evening meals on Wednesdays only. Please watch your email for further details.
Know your limits and stay within them
Cold water shock
Cold water shock causes the blood vessels in the skin to close, which increases the resistance of blood flow. Heart rate is also increased. As a result the heart has to work harder and your blood pressure goes up. Cold water shock can therefore cause heart attacks, even in the relatively young and healthy.
The sudden cooling of the skin by cold water also causes an involuntary gasp for breath. Breathing rates can change uncontrollably, sometimes increasing as much as tenfold. All these responses contribute to a feeling of panic, increasing the chance of inhaling water directly into the lungs.