CV-19 and sailing.

Discuss the Jerry Montgomery designed pocket cruiser SAGE 15 (sloop) and SageCat (catboat version of the Sage 15)

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CV-19 and sailing.

#1 Post by noel » Sun May 24, 2020 5:27 pm

Sailing season should be in full swing by this weekend. But then, a different year with Covid-19. The marina was only opened to locals until the 20th of May. State Supreme Court overruled the Governor’s “stay at home mandate”. I guess things are open in WI. Vela’s first sail of the very cold waters of L. Superior was on April 30th. 2nd year in a row she was the first boat under sail out of the marina. Bit weird feeling. Normal years things get real busy. People working their boats on the stands or trailers or in their slips. Lift working continuously. This year nothing. One sailboat in its slip. Happens to belong to a sailing friend who lives within sight of the marina. It’s a bit of a contest to see who gets out under sail 1st. 2-0 record!. Even with things “open” there have been few boats on the water. Last Wednesday there were now 4 sailboats in their slips. +140 slip marina. Out on the water for ~7 hours I saw a total of 4 sails in area stretching from the North, West, South Channels and the Bay. +100 square miles of water and 5 sailboats. Some holiday weekends trying to count the sails is like trying to count the stars. Guessing not this season.