The POND is OPEN on May 23

All,
It is with pleasure that the SCCWSC Board can inform you that skiing is back at the Pond. The Santa Clara County Parks Department has published (and we have posted on the Dock) the following Safety Protocols that our membership must strictly adhere to. If you can’t meet these protocols you are not allowed to launch your boat. NO Exceptions.

All of this is subject to change per County guidelines and if it does look for it on this distribution and our website at SCCWSC.Org

Boating Begins Saturday, May 23
Make your reservation today!

Boating reservations are now available to resume recreational power and non-power boating activities. Boating is limited to single boaters or members of the same household only. Boating is permitted at Calero, Coyote Lake and Stevens Creek (non-power boating only) County Parks starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 with a reservation. Reservations are required 7 days a week for both power and non-power boats. Please visit www.gooutsideandplay.org to book your boating reservation.

Please review and practice the new safety protocols for recreational boating.

• Allowed use is limited to a single operator or within members of your household.
• All inspection forms must be filled out and signed prior to inspection.
• Reservations are required for power and non-power boats.
• All persons must maintain a minimum of 6ft. of physical distance from other individual(s) at all times.
• All vehicles must be placed in PARK and please remain in your vehicle when approached by a boat inspector or park staff.
• Wearing a face mask is strongly urged. A mask should be on your person at all times and readily available for use.
• Groups and gatherings are prohibited.
• If you have a fever, cough or feel unwell, please stay at home or seek medical attention from your health care provider.
• In addition to COVID-19 requirements, all other SCCP boating restrictions and rules apply.
Please follow all guidelines & recommendations from the CDC, State and County Public Health Departments.

In addition, the SCCWSC Board has developed the following guidelines for the Dock at the POND:
Social Distancing must be maintained throughout the Water Skiing exercise activity by all persons who are not members of the same household while waiting for their turn to ski. This includes but is not limited to:
*All Members on the Dock will be required to wear face Masks when NOT skiing. No exceptions and this is NOT Optional. If you don’t wear a mask you will be asked to leave.
*If there is no room on the Dock to maintain social distance please move to the area at the top of the steps.
*Members must exit the property immediately after completing activities, no gatherings allowed.

Sanitary Practices should be maintained throughout the experience. This includes but is not limited to:
*All members will use their OWN ski equipment and will NOT touch other members gear.
*All Boat owners will add the necessary products to their boat to provide regular sanitized Seating, Steering and other unavoidable touch points in order to ensure sanitized space for Boat Driver/Spotter. Cleaning shall occur with each change of Household Crew.
Compliance, Enforcement and Consequences if Saftey Protocol is Not Observed
Members are responsible throughout the day to enforce all required protocol. Those observed out of compliance will be reminded to adhere to all protocol, be asked to leave, and/or suspended from the club.

ALL other SCCWSC Rules and guidelines remain in place.

Pond Closure and Social Distancing Essential Work

The Pond continues to be closed due to County SIP through May 31st. In the mean time Valley Water has drained the Pond for some maintenance work (1-2 weeks)  and SCCWSC Members took the opportunity to take care of some essential maintenance. Check back here for any changes to our POND access

The following was accomplished:
#1) The course needs repair on South 55’s and 2 turn buoys. John Crivello surveyed the needs and will be back Monday with appropriate parts to repair. Please Contact him if you can help .
#2 The Docks and surrounding areas were cleared of all Garbage, The 4th boat slot for those DEEP hull Natiuques was dug out, A step was repaired, and the picnic Bench got a new coat of stain.
#3) The Weed Whacking Crew took care of all the tall grass in the parking lot and all the way down past the picnic bench,  rumor has it this started on Friday due to regulations with the CA Weed Wacker union and Double time required for Saturday effort.
#4) The largest job was clearing the Tullie’s growing up to and encroaching on the launch Ramp. This effort was to remove as many as possible and Haul them up the ramp for composting. Thanks to Dave’s Chevy this was made a lot easier.

Over all it was  a huge success but would not have been possible without the help of the following :
Jerry Heinrichs
Gordon Simmons
John Crivello
Gordon Jenson
Scott Shipley
Jay Verkler
Larry Connor
Mike Sullivan
Dave Olsen
Brad Conger
Steve Dachauer
Don Fournier
John Collins
Art and Angie (Who did more work that Jeff Bense who didn’t show up)

Of course we had some members who really wanted to be there but were otherwise detained:
– Remi Called at 8am and really wanted to attend the Work party event. When I told him it was NOT POSSIBLE to do it WORKING FROM HOME he said something in French and then said he had a WORK commitment that needed to get done for Monday
– Doug Fournier was at his local Fire House working
– Mike Rodas also had a work commitment and even had Denise send a Photo to prove it.

The Pond, Look closely near water for dug out piles from 4th slot
Dry Dock
After removal
After removal
Before/During removal
Before/During removal
Yes Mike was really working

Waterskiing with Social Distancing in place

Can Waterskiing be allowed under the current Social Distancing recommendations in Santa Clara County? Lets hope so.

In other parts of the state it seems to be possible!  The Skier below ran a PB of 1/2 @38 Off under these difficult conditions.

Stay tuned, for now the POND remains CLOSED to skiing until further notice.

The Porta Potty remains open as essential.

Just Saying!

The POND Is Closed

**UPDATED**

The Pond remains CLOSED through May 3rd based on the County/State “Shelter in Place” order updated 3/31/20. The SCCWSC Board will notify the club when the closure has been lifted.

 

 

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