In the current discussion about easing efforts in the Corona crisis, the sailors in Schleswig-Holstein are now speaking. After a largely ignorant catalog of measures by the Schleswig-Holstein Association of Cities became public, a round table of experts came up with counter-proposals.
Dr. Andreas Tietze, sailor and initiator of the panel of experts
“It cannot stand that way,” countered the member of the state parliament, Dr. Andreas Tietze, 58, the restrictive ideas of the community interest group. Tietze sits for the Greens in the state parliament (Schleswig-Holstein is governed by a Jamaica coalition), is chairman of the economic and transport committee and spokesman for his group for mobility, housing and tourism. And he's been sailing for more than 40 years. You can read a detailed interview with Tietze in YACHT 11/2020.
Jan-Dirk Tenge, Chairman of the Schleswig-Holstein State Sailing Association, Dr. Carsten Krage from the Kieler Yacht-Club, GundulMiksch from the Schilkseer Yacht-Club, Jochen Frank from the Flensburger Segel-Club, Sven Christensen, managing director of the agency Point of Sailing Marketing, Phillipp Mühlenhardt from Sporthafen Kiel GmbH, Hans Jaich, managing director of the marina operator Im Jaich and Hendrik Schleier from the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Tourism and Labor.
In its ideas of the near future of sailing, the panel of experts is based on the “Bremen model”. On April 22nd, an initiative from the Hanseatic city presented proposals that could make sailing in Corona times possible, at least under certain conditions.
Based on this, the Kieler Runde paper was tailored to the regional characteristics and adapted to the “actual conditions in Schleswig-Holstein with the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the Elbe and the lakes, the NOK with its locks and the great diversity compared to Bremen of the ports and club facilities”.
And these are the suggestions for Schleswig-Holstein:
• Use of the boats: Staying on board in the port and on the water is only permitted alone or in the company of people living in the same household and one other person.
• Jetties must be kept clear for passages directly to the boats or on land. When using the jetties, the regulations on infection prevention, in particular the distance requirement, must be observed.
• Working on the port and club premises including the loading and unloading of the boats are only permitted if the regulations for infection prevention, in particular the distance requirement, are observed.
• Cranes, rigs and the commissioning of the boats must be carried out in such a way that the regulations on infection prevention, in particular the distance requirement, are observed. Only people from the same household and one other person are allowed on board. If this is not possible, a commercial boat service must be commissioned.
• The marinas and the resident associations must hand out information to berth owners and guest boaters.
• Hygiene measures for the shared sanitary rooms - it is important that they can be opened if they have the necessary equipment and the distance requirements are observed. The cleaning interval should be increased to twice a day.
• Calling at other than home ports is only allowed if there is already a berth confirmation for the destination port on departure or if this information was previously determined. This must be documented in the log book, stating the contact person and the telephone number, if an email confirmation is not possible. It is allowed to lie at anchor.
• Receptions of marinas and shipyards must be equipped in such a way that employee protection and the regulations for infection prevention, in particular the distance requirement, are observed.
• Parcel beds is to be avoided in principle. If this cannot be avoided in exceptional cases, mooring and crossing internal boats is only permitted in compliance with the regulations for infection prevention, in particular while observing the distance requirement.
• During mooring, docking and casting off maneuvers, When leashes and shore connection cables are used, it is recommended that face masks are put on. Keep a distance.
• If there are any signs of a virus infection A skipper is not allowed to leave on board. If such signs appear on the water, the skipper has to call at the home port.
• To go ashore is only permitted in the home port if symptoms occur. If this cannot be reached without calling at other ports, the procedure must be coordinated with the port medical service or the local health department.