The situation around COVID-19 is changing rapidly, with pretty much everything cancelled or closed in many places. I’m sure the uncertainty about how long this is going to take and what’s going to happen next is playing on the minds of many sailors, including myself.
I am working on some plans to keep the sailing community engaged and connected during this challenging time, and will update you further as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the first article below for some ideas on how to keep the sailing spirits high over the next weeks and months.
Until next time, stay safe and healthy!
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
The Sailor’s Guide to Getting Through Coronavirus
For many, the thought of not being able to go for a sail due to the current Coronavirus pandemic is very disappointing, or may even border on distressing.
From MySail News | Read full article.
How to survive self-isolation, by solo round-the-world sailor Pip Hare
Ocean sailor Pip Hare shares her tips on how to deal with life in an age of social distancing and self-isolation.
From The Telegraph | Read full article.
Ken Read on Doublehanded Offshore Racing
Professional sailor Ken Read enters the strange new world of doublehanded offshore racing and shares his insight into its appeal.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
Keeping Sailing & Boating Safe in Days of Social Distancing
It’s nice to be out there with the wind and the waves and as one letter writer to the Irish Times mentioned when he spotted boats sailing on Dublin Bay this week – ‘what a way to isolate!’
From Afloat.ie | Read full article.
Tokyo Olympics Postponement until 2021 over Coronavirus Outbreak
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed today an agreement has been reached with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Games by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From Live Sail Die | Read full article.
Ocean Cruising Club Member Bill Hatfield Secures World Sailing Speed Record
On Saturday, 22 February, Bill Hatfield became the oldest man to sail around the world solo and non-stop. But Bill is not only the oldest man to circumnavigate the world solo, nonstop and unassisted at age 81, he’s now also secured two official records regardless of age, as confirmed by the World Sailing Speed Record (WSSR) Council on the 11 March 2020.
From Sails | Read full article.