***Note: The following COVID-19 procedures shall remain in place for the 2021 season. We will review these policies and procedures periodically throughout the year. The safety of our guest, volunteers and staff shall remain a top priority of Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Inc. If you have any questions, then please contact us.***
Green Bay Sail and Paddle and COVID-19: COVID-19 is a challenge that everyone is struggling with. While we strive to provide you with a unique sailing experience during this pandemic, there are certain precautions that you need to adhere to as a participant. These precautions are as follows.
Face coverings: In attending GBSP programming, you will be required to wear a face cover if you are on land and unable to social distance. Masks will also be required in indoor settings. When you are out on the water, a facial covering may or may not be required depending on the situation and the sailing vessel.
- Sailing on the Hobie Wave catamarans- The majority of our sailing is done on Hobie Wave catamarans. When sailing on the Hobie Wave catamarans, you will not be required to wear a facemask when you are three feet apart from other boats out on the water.
- Sailing on the Catalina 22- If you are taking a cruising, racing or private sailing course with us or if you request this boat; you might sail on the Catalina 22. In sailing on the Catalina 22 sailboat, participants will not be required to wear face coverings if they are able to show proof (actual or picture) of their COVID-19 vaccination card. If a participant is unwilling or unable to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, they will be required to wear a facemask at all times on this vessel. Our instructors are on the boat with you during this course and it is our desire to protect their health as well as yours.
- Sailing on the Capri 14- If requested, you may sail on the Capri 14. If our instructors are on board this vessel with you, face coverings will be required at all times; unless you can show proof (actual or picture) of your COVID-19 vaccination card. When sailing on the Capri 14 without an instructor, you will not be required to wear a facemask when you are three feet apart from other boats out on the water and: when you are on your own, when you are with someone else on couple’s night, when you are with an immediate family member, when with a friend (parent/guardian must preapprove it if you are a minor)
What to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms before your session- If you and/or the participant are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms of: coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, loss of taste, or fever; you should not attend your scheduled session. In addition to that, you or the participant should call or email Green Bay Sail and Paddle up to 24 hours after the scheduled session to make us aware of the situation. In calling ahead, Green Bay Sail and Paddle will do what they can to reschedule you and/or the symptomatic participant into a different session when you and/or the participant is no longer symptomatic and/or 14 calendar days has passed.
If you and/or the symptomatic participant show up to a Green Bay Sail and Paddle event, you and/or the participant will be asked to leave and will not be given a refund.
COVID-19 symptoms appear in the middle of a session- If you and/or a participant develops COVID-19 symptoms during the middle of a session, you and/or the participant will be asked to leave if on shore. If you and/or the participant develops symptoms out on the water, one of the safety boats will direct the person with symptoms to return to shore so they can leave. In an extreme emergency situation, the person with symptoms may be brought onto the safety boat.
Failure to comply- If you and/or the participant fails to comply with any of the guidelines listed above after being given one verbal warning, you and/or the participant will be asked to leave and will not be given a refund. Our COVID-19 policy is subject to change based on continual updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA).