Fito Espinosa, harbormaster at Marina Coral in Ensenada, sent us this update from Neil Shroyer of Marina de La Paz, president of the Mexico Marina Association, on the current situation in Mexican marinas: “Yesterday, Sunday the 29th, Mexico’s Maritime authority issued Directive #13 to all Port Captains in Mexico, informing them that they may not authorize the clearance or departure of passenger vessels for hire (Mexican- and foreign-flagged) that operate with Nautical Tourism permits (charter, tours, diving, sport fishing, whale watching, sunset cruises, etc.). More »
Normally in this slot we would post a look ahead to next month's racing calendar highlights. Instead, we'll continue with the updates we've been filing since that fateful Friday the 13th.
Bay Area sailor, Memo Gidley of the Elliott 1050 'Basic Instinct', writes in to offer aid to mariners in distress.
As far as the Coast Guard is concerned, as long as there are active shelter-in-home orders in place, marine event permits are nullified.
Another weekend of sheltering in place and escaping by sailing.
"The IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021."
The schooner Seaward has spent three months cruising Mexico and is now headed north to her homeport in Sausalito.
Unlike the traffic jams on the highways leading to beaches over the weekend, San Francisco Bay was remarkably uncrowded. Social distancing? No problem out here!
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has taken their preparation seminars online.
Sailors are trying to sort out how to adjust their sails to the new world of sailing.
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