As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Minima Yacht Club is pleased to welcome members back for organised activities on the water.
Sailing recommenced on Wednesday 31 March with a full programme on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the season – see the calendar on the front page of this website for details.
Please read the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures below and watch the WhatsApp group for any updates.
Paddling in groups of up to six people with social distancing has recommenced.
Please read the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures linked below and watch the Google Group for updates.
The Bar remains closed for the time being: we are planning to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
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.