It’s worth taking a minute to think about our personal safety on the water with respect to COVID-19. Of course every sailor needs to make their own choices regarding the risk they are willing to take, amount of PPE they want to wear, etc. As a club we encourage social distancing, sailing alone or with members of your household, and following local health guidelines.
We are also adding a “PPE kit” into our committee boat supplies. This will include surgical masks, gloves, safety glasses and hand sanitizer.
We haven’t been unable to find much information regarding sailing in the times of COVID-19, but like in cycling: While moving, your normally stagnant 6 foot diameter distancing changes to more of a comet’s tail. This is a very interesting article: http://www.bikeirvine.org/news/2020/4/1/riding-in-the-time-of-covid-19
Let’s get out and have fun and stay safe while we’re doing it.