MYC Jr Sailing COVID-19 Policies for Summer 2021


The goal of our MYC Junior Sailing is to continue to conduct the program in a safe and fun manner.  We recognize that we are presented with a unique set of circumstances and challenges this summer.  In order to keep the program running we will need everyone’s cooperation with the new guidelines.  As the summer continues we may need or be able to make adjustments to the policies.  Your participation in the program is an acceptance of these policies and any changes that may be made.


All of our policies are made in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, the JSA, US Sailing, and state and local governments.  They may be changed at any time without notice.



Participation in the Program


  1. By participation in the program, parents and guardians acknowledge their acceptance that their child’s participation in the Program may expose the child to COVID-19.
  2. Participation in the Program is voluntary “opt-in.” The Program cannot guarantee that the child will not be exposed to risk.
  3. The JSA waiver remains in full force and effect, and COVID-19 is considered a “Loss” as per the definition of the term within the waiver.
  4. The Program reserves the right to request a secondary waiver from parents or guardians prior to the commencement of the Program.
  5. The Program will not be responsible for monitoring the health of participants, but requests that all be forthright and vigilant to known/unusual symptoms.
  6. Each parent/guardian is required to complete and sign a health questionnaire for each child daily.  This will include a temperature check at home. The child must turn that questionnaire into the instructor staff each day before they will be allowed to participate in the program that day.
  7. The Program reserves the right to conduct non-contact temperature checks on any child or instructor at any time. The Program will have a thermometer on-site. A child or instructor with a temperature in excess of 100.4°F will be dismissed for the day. Parents are requested to pick up a dismissed child immediately. The parent or guardian is requested to confirm temperature at home. Temperature must be below 100.4°F for 72 hours (without any medicinal effects, e.g. fever reducers) or proof of a negative COVID test must be provided in order to return to the program.
  8. A child who carries a temperature of 100.4°F or more for 72 hours will qualify for a pro-rated refund of program fees; such calculations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  9. A parent/guardian must notify the program immediately if any unvaccinated sailor has had direct contact with an individual who has tested positive or has themselves tested positive for COVID-19. That child will be sent home from the program and asked to self-isolate for 2 weeks.
  10. A child who tests positive for COVID-19, or who has a known exposure and is unvaccainetd will qualify for a pro-rated refund of program fees; such calculations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  11. If a child, instructor, or family member becomes infected with COVID-19, decisions on how to continue, pause, or cancel the Program will be made at that time. Parents and guardians acknowledge that there are too many scenarios possible to predict a single response to this possibility.
  12. Cancellation: Should the Program be cancelled while in session by events or directives outside the control of the Program, or due to a COVID-19 infection within the Program, a prorated refund for Program Fees (less a $175 fee, which will defray the operational expenses of commencing the program which include t-shirts, buffs, instructor training, and similar expenses) and Boat Charter Fees (if a boat is chartered from Milford Yacht Club; exclusive of any privately-made charter agreements) will be made to all participants.



Social Distancing and Physical Contact

1.      Masks will not be required for sailors or instructors when outside.  Non-fully vaccinated sailors and instructors should continue to maintain social distancing as much as possible.  Fully vaccinated sailors and instructors (those who are two weeks out from their Johnson and Johnson vaccine or second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine) are not required to maintain social distancing.

2.      Following CDC guidelines all sailors and instructors, regardless of vaccination status, will be asked to wear masks and social distance as much as possible when gathering together indoors as part of the program.

3.      When traveling to other clubs for regattas all sailors and instructors will be required to abide by any masking and social distancing policies of those clubs.