Recently a participant in Call of the Sea's “Young Salts Adventure Camp” program tested positive for COVID-19. The person had shown no symptoms and was tested along with the rest of his family as part of their own precautionary protocol.
Yacht clubs are wondering whether to run races, junior sailing programs are navigating proper protocols, boat shows are being postponed and racing has been severely curtailed. And the Grand PooBah is holding off until October 1st to decide on whether to run the 27th annual Baja Ha-Ha.
Many of us have either fallen into or carefully sought out a fleet of racing boats that has those magic ingredients: fun boating experience, talented fleet members, competitive on-course racing, and off-the-water camaraderie.
We visit Lake Tahoe north and south. We check in with beer can races from South Lake Tahoe Windjammers, Corinthian, Oakland and Encinal YCs. The Pacific Cup goes virtual, the SSS plans to Round the Rocks, and the US Sailing Team Men's 49er sailors train in Santa Cruz.