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Mask Requirement Manatee County

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please be advised when leaving out of our Bradenton location that Manatee County now has a Mask Mandate that states the following ....

Manatee County Commissioners enacted a local face covering resolution that goes into effect immediately. Those entering a business in Manatee County will be required to wear a face mask. The resolution requires an individual in a business establishment to wear a face covering while inside the business, unless social distancing can be achieved (6 feet or more apart). The mask mandate will not apply to children under age six or to those "who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition or individuals with a documented or demonstrable medical problem."

https://mymanatee.org/news___eve…/…/face_covering_resolution


Waves Will Be Open May 1st, 2020

The vision of Waves, from our commencement 16 years ago, is “to serve our members with excellence and to help make many wonderful memories on the water.” 
 
We are all in this together; enduring extreme pressure and stress due to the COVID-19 virus. If Waves can help to mitigate this, even a little bit for you, by providing a boating outlet, we would like to make this happen. We are going to do a “trial opening” at all locations, regular hours on May 1st, 2020 with many added regulations. If successful, we will remain open. 
(Closed 1 day per week at each location)
 
There is still the eminent invisible threat that we must not forget while trying to operate the club. We care deeply about our staff and our member’s well being and do not wish to contribute to the spreading of the virus.  In order to open, we have many hurdles to overcome. Strict regulations under current law, having enough Waves staff due to their understandable health concerns, the availability of fuel and manpower at the marinas, keeping distance and all items sanitized, etc.  We have put a lot of thought and processes in place in order to reopen. We know it isn’t going to be perfect as there are many aspects that are simply out of our control. That being said, with a lot of patience and understanding, at the very least, we hope to accomplish some ability to use and enjoy the boat club while doing so in a safe and conscious manner.
 
For the foreseeable future, the following rules will be added to our company regulations:
 
1.     Members are to text the dockmaster their name and member number when they arrive at the marina. The dockstaff will acknowledge their arriving and members are to please remain in their vehicle until the dockstaff has replied that they are ready for them to load the boat. We do not want congestion on the docks.
2.     NO physical contact is to be made with the dockstaff. The dockmaster will hold the boat in place for you, so members must be physically able to get on and off the vessel with their own gear.
3.     When on the vessel, the member will be signing a digital check out on their own device - either via email or text (TBD) we are still working on this app. Both the dockmaster and the member will go through the check-out inspection together on their own devices. Once the document is complete, the member will then sign the document and press finish. 
4.     Member will fuel up (where applicable) and call the dockmaster prior to their return. To avoid congestion please be patient until your spot at the dock is available.
a.      You will be billed and charged for fuel at Phillippi Creek the following day. Due to the tremendous strain on the marina by all the boaters, as well as new rules placed on Waves by current law. We will be installing fuel meters soon which will aid in this refueling process.
5.    Upon return, you will sign a digital check in on your own device; the same procedure as with the check out. In addition, photos of the propeller will be taken when leaving and returning.
6.    Waves recommends to boat with your household, however, we will allow a maximum of 6 people on a vessel. No exceptions. Please keep in mind the space limitations on a boat while trying to stay at least 6 feet apart; please use good judgement.
7.     Gratuity is much appreciated. The staff has been out of work for a while. A tip jar will be provided. They will be working especially hard cleaning and sanitizing your boat, while risking exposure.
8.     No after-hours or early pick-up boating will be permitted. Overnight usage is OK if you have prior permission, if you have a dock at home, a valid credit card on file and towing insurance.  
9.     Towing Insurance. Please acquire your own towing insurance. To avoid social interaction with staff, Waves staff will not be towing vessels regardless of breakdown cause. Waves will still troubleshoot over the phone or VHF, of which, the majority of issues will be resolved, however, we will not be providing towing while social distancing is in place. 
10. Obviously, if anyone is sick or has a fever don’t go boating
11. We recommend all members arrive wearing face masks and bring wipes/sanitizer.
12. The offices will be closed as the staff are working from home. Please limit phone calls to emergency or highly relevant/important calls. We will be available to help you make/add/change reservations if you are unable to book them online and to facilitate overnight reservations.
13. Each marina may have additional rules in place, please abide by their rules.
14. If a member, for any reason is being unsafe, using poor judgement, is not using social distancing, etc., Waves reserves the rights to put the membership ‘on hold’ with applicable fees until further notice.
15.If new or existing members require additional training please call to schedule an orientation.
 
We must follow these rules and make this a smooth transition. No exceptions. Please understand, our staff is coming in so you can go boating…please respect their space.
 
If we all work together and abide by these safety regulations, we hope to remain open.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
Thanks to all of our management and staff who have put in extra time, thought and so much effort into a safe reopening and to the staff that will be working to help members get out and enjoy boating!
 
Towing companies:
BoatUS 800-395-2628 use COOP# GA85132B for a discount
Tow Boat US: (941) 374-5745

Weather this week 3/24/2020

GMZ853-241730-  Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-  345 AM EDT Tue Mar 24 2020        

TODAY  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

TONIGHT  Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay  and inland waters a light chop.  

WEDNESDAY  Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and  inland waters a moderate chop.

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT  West winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

THURSDAY  Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

THURSDAY NIGHT  Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming  northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

FRIDAY  Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest  around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

FRIDAY NIGHT  Southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming  southeast around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay  and inland waters a light chop.  

SATURDAY  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.


Weather week of 3/16/2020

GMZ853-161630-  Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-  422 AM EDT Mon Mar 16 2020  

TODAY  East winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming west around 5 knots  in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.

TONIGHT  Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southeast  after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

TUESDAY  Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots then becoming southwest in  the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

TUESDAY NIGHT  North winds around 5 knots then becoming northeast  around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

WEDNESDAY  Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest  around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT  Northeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east  around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

THURSDAY  Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest  in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

THURSDAY NIGHT  Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming east  around 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a  light chop.  

FRIDAY  Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming southwest in  the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light chop.


Weather this week 3/9/2020

GMZ853-092115-  Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-  1038 AM EDT Mon Mar 9 2020  

 THIS AFTERNOON  East winds around 15 knots diminishing to 5 to  10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a  moderate chop.  

TONIGHT  East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

TUESDAY  East winds around 10 knots then becoming north around  5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

TUESDAY NIGHT  Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east  after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

WEDNESDAY  East winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest in  the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT  North winds around 10 knots then becoming  northeast around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay  and inland waters a light chop.  

THURSDAY  East winds around 5 knots then becoming west around  10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

THURSDAY NIGHT  North winds around 10 knots then becoming east  after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light  chop.  

FRIDAY  Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west around  5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters  a light chop.


Weather week of 3/2/2020

GMZ853-021845-  Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-  409 AM EST Mon Mar 2 2020    

TODAY  Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and  inland waters a moderate chop.

 TONIGHT  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

TUESDAY  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and inland  waters a light chop.  

TUESDAY NIGHT  South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and  inland waters a light chop.  

WEDNESDAY  South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Bay and  inland waters a moderate chop.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT  South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around  15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a  moderate chop.  

THURSDAY  Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay  and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight  chance of thunderstorms.  

THURSDAY NIGHT  West winds around 10 knots then becoming northwest  around 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Bay and inland  waters a moderate chop.

 FRIDAY  North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to around 20 knots  in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Bay and inland waters choppy.


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