With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and lock down extended until at least the 7 May 2020, I wanted to shed some light on the more positive changes I have noticed during this time. In particular how clean and clear the water now is in a time when leisure sailing has temporarily ceased.
Have a listen to the moment myself and my Chief Instructor Lou from Nomad Sailing had the chance to talk to BBC Radio Solent about the impact of COVID-19 on the Sailing Industry. Last week Lou and I were lucky enough to be contacted by BBC Radio Solent looking for content for their weekly H2OContinue reading “BBC Radio Solent – H2O Podcast – Sailing in the Coronavirus Lockdown”
In these unprecedented times we find ourselves coming together even more as a nation to thank those who are dealing with increased and immense pressure whilst undertaking their day to day work. From NHS workers, Waste Collectors, Carers and many more I thought it prudent and necessary to thank the marina staff still working hardContinue reading “A shout out to the unsung hero’s of Marina Staff”
With the COVID-19 Lockdown still in place in many countries around the world and the exit strategy still being planned by most Governments I have taken a look at what the impact has already been on the Sailing Industry. What sailing events have already been cancelled due to COVID-19?
As with many industries, we sailing instructors, often freelance and self-employed, find ourselves in worrying times. For most, at least half a season’s work was cancelled overnight when the Government announced Lockdown on 23 March 2020 with currently only speculation as to when we can return to work. During these times there are however aContinue reading “I am a freelance sailing instructor, what can I do during Lockdown, will I get paid and when can I work again?”
With lockdown likely to continue and the Easter weather ever improving the question on many of our minds is whether or not we are allowed to get out on the water or in fact visit our boats during lockdown.