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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Blue Green Algae Warning Update

Dear Member,

The Algae testing has confirmed that there is Blue Green Algae present in the water. This is not the first time that it has happened at the tarn and the committee have decided that we will not suspend sailing activities unless advised directly by the council to do so or we judge that the situation is too dangerous.

However, members are asked to exercise caution when deciding to sail. You should note that: “Blue-green algae produces toxins which can harm, or even kill, farm animals, pets and wild animals and cause skin-rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain in people”. Therefore we strongly recommend that only those who are in good health should consider sailing. Parents and Guardians are asked to consider the risk of sailing for Juniors.

If the club does suspend sailing then a notice will be placed on the main notice board and the main door to the club house.

As ever always take care to wash properly after sailing with soap and hot water and avoid swallowing water. The toxins associated with Blue Green Algae can enter the body through the skin, so wear appropriate clothing.

If any member has any concerns or questions then feel free to email me at: commodore@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk or call me on 07976874680


Tim B

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