Fairwind Rules/Regulations/Requirements for Sailing in CIH under COVID-19:

A. On what to do before coming to the dock:

  1.  All members are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with the CIH FYC Worksite Specific COVID-19 Protection Plan found below
  2.  CIH FYC members are not allowed on the docks or in boats unless they have a prior reservation through Schedule Master. When making reservations online, CIH FYC members are instructed to take into account time for cleaning.
  3. All members are required to screen themselves at home for any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell every morning prior to using any CIH FYC boat/dock/property. They are not to use any CIH FYC property or engage in any CIH FYC activities if they have any symptoms.
  4. Remember to bring your own cleaning supplies and disinfectant wipes before you come to the dock as well as any personal protective items such as facemasks and gloves.

B. On what to do when arriving, while the dock, while sailing, and when leaving:

    1. CIH FYC members are encouraged to park at least one parking space away from any other cars when arriving to the parking lot.
    2. All skippers will evaluate the dock and their reserved boat/kayak/paddle board for plan compliance and any deficiencies immediately upon entering the dock that day and before leaving the dock that day. Skippers will notify boat chiefs ASAP of any deficiencies.
    3. All members will complete the COVID-19 compliance portion of the boat log, acknowledging that they have read and understand the Worksite Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan and that they are symptom free
    4. Members are required to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more from other persons while onshore.
    5. Gatherings of more than 3 members from different households are prohibited everywhere on shore, even if social distancing is maintained.
    6. A maximum of 6 persons can use a boat at one time; however, they must meet the following requirements. If 4 people are using a boat, all individuals on the boat must be of the same household (no exceptions). If cruising, all must be from the same household. If from different households, a maximum of two people can use boat for daysails. If 2 people are using boat, physical distancing must be maintained if the individuals are of different households.
    7. For small and medium sized boats, CIH FYC trainers may train only 1 member during a single reservation without any additional crew/individuals allowed on the boat. For large boats, CIH FYC trainers may train a maximum of 2 members (1 skipper trainee and 1 crew trainee), but only if those two members are of the same household; otherwise, training must be one-on-one. Physical distancing should be maintained between trainer and trainee at all time.
    8. Members should move to their reserved boat and disembark ASAP. CIH FYC members are not allowed to congregate, sit, or linger on shore or on docks.
    9. If members of different households are sailing together, they should maintain seating on opposite sides of the boat in order to create physical distance.
    10. Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn when in the parking lot, in the rest rooms, on the docks (including fuel docks), or anywhere while on shore. Face coverings can be removed while on the water only if all persons on the boat are members of the same household.
    11. There is to be no sharing of PPE, including gloves and facemasks.
    12. There is to be no sharing of personal items such as food, water bottles, phones, etc. unless members are co-inhabitants.
    13. CIH FYC Members are instructed to clean surfaces of all FYC boats and property before and after each use. Members should bring their own cleaning materials, sprays, and disinfectant wipes. In particular, members are instructed to clean all surfaces, boat keys, winch handles, boat kitties, companionway doors, locks, shore power cords, tillers, winches, marine engine pull cords, shift levers, throttles, tilt levers, raise handles, and kill switches. Members are instructed to clean the deck of each boat and high traffic areas with soap and water and then rinse. Members are instructed to leave the canvas covers off the winches, tiller, outboard, and companionway in order to allow these surfaces to be exposed to daily UV sunlight.
    14. All shared equipment on the boats such as paddles, life vests, and radios are to be disinfected after each use by the member using that equipment according to CDC guidelines and manufacturer regulations.
    15. All CIH FYC members are instructed to ensure that sanitary facilities on each boat are cleaned with disinfectant after each use. All FYC members are to supply their own soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer for each boat’s bathroom.

C. On what to do if sick, COVID-19 positive, or COVID-19 exposure:

  1.  All CIH FYC members are prohibited from using any FYC boat or property or engaging in FYC activities if they are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or are known to be currently infected with the COVID-19 virus.
  2. All CIH FYC members are to report to the Port Captain and Fleet Captain if they or any family member are diagnosed with COVID-19
  3. CIH FYC members should seek immediate medical attention if they develop severe symptoms, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face.

Fairwind Recommendations:

d. All members should wash hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if they cannot get access to a sink.
e. All members are encouraged to wear gloves when touching FYC property. It is recommended that reusable gloves be washed daily. Disposable gloves may be disposed in the trash bins located by each boat dock.
f. All CIH FYC members are advised to bring their own phones, audio headsets, radios, PPE, maps, books, or other personal items.

All Fairwind members using Fairwind CIH sailboats, kayaks, and standup paddle boards are required to read the information provided below prior to making a reservation

Fairwind Worksite Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Ventura County Contact Information:
Ventura County Public Health Department: 805-677-5272
Ventura County COVID website:
Ventura County Health Officer Directives:
VC Coronavirus Hotline: 805-465-6650
COVID Hotline Flyer
COVID Compliance: 805-202-1805

All Fairwind members are requested to inform them selves with the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) below:

CDC website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding COVID-19:

CDC website for Symptoms of COVID-19:
CDC website for Hand Washing Instructions:
CDC website on Importance of Physical Distancing:
CDC website on Proper Use of Face Coverings:
CDC website on Properly Disinfecting Surfaces:

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for Outdoor Museums and Galleries
Note: Fairwind falls under this category in Ventura County

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 General Checklist for Outdoor Museums and Galleries

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FYC CoViD-19 Notices: CIH Rules, MdR Rules, MdR Reporting Service