You may have noticed on the website or Facebook the sad news about the death of one of our longest-serving member Barry Filer. In these troubled times, we sadly cannot show our respect by attending his funeral but we have a plan to honour him within the current guidelines. The hearse and the family cars will pass in front of the clubhouse before the funeral and we can legitimately spread ourselves along the private road from the north end of the clubhouse and up the main road as the cortege heads for Colvend Church. We should not form into one group but should distance ourselves individually or in family groups widely spaced out. We may of course greet each other but should not come together in any way either before or after the cortege passes. In this way, we can honour our friend without breaching the regulations. We should be in position before 11:00 on Friday 18th September. The funeral is at Colvend Church half an hour later.
The format is:
- Cortege forms up in the public car park then, at 11:00, drives up between the car park and the Mariner and across the front of the clubhouse heading north
- Commodore stands by at the club flagpole on the balcony to do the honours
- Members and friends line the private road from the north end of the clubhouse to the main road, if necessary stretching up the main road
- Significant, well scattered distancing to be observed throughout; not just the 2 metre social distancing of a group
- Dress – sailing gear or similar e.g. sea boots and oilskins (assuming the usual west Scotland weather), club apparel if available
- Gentlemen way wish to wear headgear to remove at the appropriate moment.
Please may we have a good turnout for this doughty man of the sea.
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