Contributor: Carefree Boat Club of Southern CT
We are now open, and thank you for a spectacular first week of the 2020 Boating Season!
We know that many of you have cabin fever and are just itching to get out on the water. But, we wanted to let you know that we are getting all of our boats into the water and operational as quickly as we can. On top of launching restrictions put in place by a couple of our marinas, we also faced delays due to weather and lack of access to fuel and water, some fuel docks are experiencing mechanical issues that carried over from the off-season.
But worry not! We are forging ahead, and we ask you to bear with us!
We do have a couple of reminders for you as we get into the start of the season:
- We are running one session per day until May 19.
- Not all boats are currently in the water. You will notice some boats are missing in ResNet. Boats are being launched and will be added to ResNet as they pass sea trials.
- The Bayliners will be launched later in May when the winds calm down, as they can be uncomfortable in chop greater than 2 feet.
- The Rye location will not be opening until May 8th. Although we would have liked to open all locations simultaneously, this was a decision made by the City of Rye, which we must abide by.
- Please WEAR FACEMASKS when on the docks and/or at the marinas. We have already received two complaints from the health departments in Milford and Bridgeport about members not wearing masks. This behavior will put us in the town’s crosshairs and may lead to the club having to be shut down due to not abiding by these new social standards that we must live with.
- We would appreciate your working with our dock staff at all locations by giving your verbal approval when checking out and checking in so we are not transferring clipboards and writing utensils. If you are not comfortable providing verbal approval and plan to sign your own check out and check in form, please bring your own writing utensil. This is at the request of the Milford Health Department.
- Please FILL OUT YOUR SURVEYS. This is very important from an operational standpoint as it allows you to quickly and easily make us aware of any issues with a boat or operational process. It is also how we determine staff bonuses at the end of the year.