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COVID-19 Sails Under the Golden Gate Aboard the Grand Princess

Latitude 38 must have a million photos of boats sailing in, under, around and out the Golden Gate. Perhaps none of them are filled with the tension that surrounds the shot below. From a vantage point at Travis Marina, Latitude 38 sales manager and roving reporter Mitch Perkins captured the Grand Princess as she ‘sailed’ in this morning on her way to a berth in Oakland.

Grand Princess
In normal times we’d have a photo of a sailboat sailing under the Golden Gate.
© 2020 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Mitch

With all the uncertainty usually associated with racing in the Three Bridge Fiasco, health officials are developing a plan to navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis. According to SFGate, the ship is sailing to a fenced-in 11-acre site in the Port of Oakland. According to Governor Newsom, the Port of Oakland was chosen for docking because of its proximity to an airport and a military base.

On a positive note, we remember that the 2008-09 financial crisis was a popular time to practice a ‘staycation’. We live in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with the opportunity to sail our boats locally in one of the best sailing venues anywhere. Fresh air, sunshine, breeze and sailing the Bay may be the best ways to weather this storm.

“The cure for anything is saltwater — sweat, tears, or the sea,” wrote Isak Dinesen.


  1. Reverend Robert Wright 4 years ago

    3900 Coronavirus deaths in 3 months GLOBALLY.
    20,000 flu DEATHS in the U.S. alone in 2020.

  2. Christine Weaver 4 years ago

    FYI, readers: we have not fact-checked Rev. Wright’s figures. It’s not our job or our intention to report on COVID-19; it is our job to satisfy the curiosity of Bay Area sailors about what’s happening on San Francisco Bay.

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