Editor’s Note: Leave uncertainty and worry in your wake. While restrictions, closures and the practice of social distancing are in effect in a global effort to stem the tide of COVID-19, Waterway Guide, Dockwa and AGLCA are using their vast network to offer a new resource to help boaters navigate the situation. The Waterway Guide team wishes all our readers and subscribers a healthy and safe journey going forward.
Coast Guard Sector Virginia continues to monitor the novel coronavirus epidemic in coordination with our partner government agencies. Coast Guard Headquarters has issued an updated MSIB 02-20 Change 23.
The dominoes keep tumbling as the global health crisis impacts the sailing event schedule. However, the focus of the cancellations are on the larger events which find conflict with government rules on gathering size, impact staff safety, or incur travel restrictions.
"The world may get rough at times. The seas shaky and the winds turbulent. Sometimes you need to let go of your hold and, on faith, drop your sail and wait out the storm. It is only when the clouds clear and the waves subside that you can raise your sail back up. Through the dropping of your sail you are able to regain faith at a stronger purpose." From the poem Sailing Through Life by @jagodm50
Pictured above: A Freedom 44 unstayed cat ketch during a bygone Regatta Time in Abaco. Photo by Glen Coombe. Submit images to news.