Sailing is one of life’s greatest pleasures — don’t let something as simple as a mask stop you from doing what you love. Modern Sailing School & Club in Sausalito sent us photos of some of their staff, club members and students embracing pandemic regulations so they could spend a day on the water. Although the regulations mean you can’t go sailing with just anybody, the upside is that with fewer people on board students get more individual instruction.
The crew at Modern Sailing have been busy during these COVID times and are excited for the upcoming launch of their new webinar series, “Prepare to Take the Helm.” The three-lesson series has been created by the club’s team of instructors and will cover sailing and destinations across the entire Bay Area. You can find more information here: https://www.modernsailing.com/article/webinars
Elsewhere in the Bay, youths who are participating in sailing summer camps have also been embracing the masks and participating within social bubbles.
St. Francis Yacht Club has restructured its usual summer camps and is now running two three-week ‘pods.’
“All briefings are being done outside and everyone has been wearing masks and washing hands regularly. So far it is going great and we are excited to get kids back out on the water!” says StFYC race coordinator Grace Carrick.
Meanwhile the youngsters at Call of the Sea’s summer camps are doing more than just sailing. They’re also building their own model schooners which will be displayed in a ‘boat show’ for the campers’ parents. We’ve been told there are still a couple of spaces available in the second or third camp sessions, beginning next week.
Are you a mask-wearing sailor? How are you finding the experience? Let us know in the comments below. And if you have photos to share, send them along to [email protected].