It’s nice to see that some regions are slowing returning to sailing.
Here in North America, our situation isn’t as good. In North America, most of the regional Hobie events have been cancelled. A few happening here and there, but our infection rates are still high, and some states have travel bans in place. This past weekend there was finally a Hobie regatta in my region, but due to the inter-state travel restrictions we were unable to attend. Meanwhile, some states have no travel restrictions, despite having very high infection numbers. Fortunately, we have been able to sail locally here in Maryland and we have been doing race committee a bit for some of the other fleets at our sailing club. At least my motorboat skills are improving.
COVID-19 has put many countries into isolation this virus has caused the cancellation or postponement of many Hobie events. On the positive it has kept many sailors home to do the much need maintenance on their boats. Contacting many of the Hobie sailors around the world it is encouraging to see so many getting ready for the Hobie sailing season whenever that maybe.
When the sailing season does start the way we conduct regattas will change for the immediate future. It is unclear how long this will continue. To assist the organisers of sailing regattas World Sailing has produced in informative document on how event organizers should proceed to protect the health of the sailors. I do encourage everyone to read this guidance document as it will help you understand the seriousness of this virus.