Well, it’s clear that we’re not in the clear around COVID-19 just yet. In many places where restrictions had been lifted and it seemed things were getting back to normal, things are now getting worse. New cases and COVID-19 ‘hot spots’ have caused the cancellation of more much-loved events including Hamilton Island Race Week as well as the Breakout Series that had been created as a celebration of our return to sailing.
Airlie Beach Race Week is still going ahead with 60 yachts scheduled to attend the regatta which starts this Friday.
If you have any updates on races and regattas that are happening or have been cancelled, please send these through to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update this information in the MySail event search page.
Tonight on Dockside with Deb I’m interviewing a panel of people who are doing good and giving back to their community through sailing. We’ll kick off tonight at 7:00pm AEST – click here to register to attend and join the conversation.
That’s all for this week!
Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
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