After the last press conference, the regulations around covid-19 have gotten much stricter. At Aqua we can also feel the consequences of these new regulations. 

After taking some time to think, discuss and consulting other organisations the board has come up with a new protocol. Please read this carefully. The new protocol will continue to be your guide as long as these regulations count. Once things change again we will send out a new covid-19 statement.

The most important question was, can we still sail? Luckily we have good news regarding sailing. It is allowed to have one on one training! Do keep in mind that you need to keep your 1,5m distance also during sailing activities. Inside the water scouting, you must wear a mask. Use this while getting your sailing gear. Outside it is not mandatory to wear a mask. Once you finish sailing, please leave the water scouting as quickly as possible. We don't want anyone to linger there.

Since the winter season is coming, you might ask yourself how we are going to do the maintenance. We got permission from the water scouting to do mandatory maintenance with max 4 people at a time. Thus the maintenance will continue under the current regulations. If there are any changes regarding this we will let you know.

We still had some real-life activities planned, e.g. the wrik-matches and the canoe tour. These are hereby cancelled. Besides the one on one sailing training and the maintenance, all activities will be online. 

The rules are as follows:

  • On the shore, always keep 1,5 m distance from everyone.
  • During sailing, also keep 1.5 m distance. 
  • Sailing is not allowed with more than 2 people per boat (for both valk and lelievlet)
  • Shouting or loud singing is not allowed in groups.
  • Follow the walking routes when going through the building.
  • Wear a mask when you are inside the building.
  • Do not linger at the Water Scouting after you are finished sailing, go home as quickly as possible.
  • All committee meetings will be held online.
  • If you answer yes, to any of these questions, we ask you to stay home:
    • Do you have any of the covid19 symptoms? (couching, a cold, a fever above 38 degrees, trouble breathing)
    • Do you have a housemate with a fever or trouble breathing?
    • Where you tested positive for the coronavirus?
    • Do you have a housemate that tested positive for the coronavirus and have you been in contact with them in the past 14 days?
    • Should you be in self-isolation because you have been in contact with someone that has been tested positive for the coronavirus?

If you have any questions about the corona rules or you have some suggestions, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lots of love,

Windroos

Hi Aqua Wizards,

A few weeks ago, during the last evening of the first intro, I joined Aqua. The AID was a little bit overwhelming for me. There were so many associations and groups that I could join, so many possibilities! I think I still have at least 50 flyers about all kinds of associations and groups I became familiar with during the AID. Fortunately, at the end of the week, I was able to decide what association to join.

Aqua felt like the right choice to me because it is not as strict as other associations. Besides that, I wanted to gain more sailing experience.  In the past, we went on holidays to Friesland and rented sailboats like a Beneteau, a Bavaria and a Jeanneau. A few years later I wanted to become better at the basics of sailing, so I went to a sailing camp and got my CWO1 Valk. At home, we have a small boat that has the same size as a Valk.

There were more than 37 people that registered so Aqua decided to split the group in half. I did the first introduction on Tuesday 8 September and Thursday 10 September was awesome. The first day we went to the building of the water scouting. After eating dinner, we did some sailing on the Rhine river. Luckily, I was the first one, so I went with the Valk. The second day our buddy group met in the city centre of Wageningen. This day we did Diner Rouler. So, for our first course, we went to the firepit at Hoevestijn. We ate delicious things, but I do not remember the name. Maybe someone knows the recipe? 😉 For the second course, we went to another garden of someone who was living in the building close to the Wageningse Studenten Koor- en Orkestvereniging. We also did a great quiz there. After eating our main course there, we went back to the water scouting and there we ate our dessert. I met a lot of people during the intro and made some new friends. It was great! Therefore, I would like to thank everybody that made this possible on such short notice and with respect to all the corona measures.

Over and out!

Jort

PS: The photo was not taken during the intro but during the WalCie Mystery Party. However, it is still a beautiful photo, so I thought let's share it!

It all started on the 15th of March, 2020. Aqua had just gotten the news that association evenings were not an option anymore, so our commissioner fleet decided to take it upon himself to think of a fun new activity for the association: An Aqua spin on the classic game "werewolves of Millers Hollow", which he called The Aqua Murder Mystery, a game which solely takes place on Whatsapp. There is one group chat in which everyone can discuss, a separate one for the werewolves, and everyone can talk to the game leader, whom we call "God" on private chat.