May 22, 2020
Oh how I'd love to take you sailing this weekend!
Looking for a silver lining to the dark cloud of the pandemic, human quarantine has been great for the marine life- I've never seen so many seals, sea lions and porpoises in San Francisco Bay before! I thought I'd share this video with you, taken at the dock yesterday. I hope this message finds you healthy, both mentally and physically, and brightens up your weekend a bit!
Memorial Day weekend usually marks the beginning of a very busy few months but this year will be different. We are still sheltering in place (day 70?) but to those of us that live a Gypsy life in a moveable home sheltering can mean any place the anchor drops, so my kids and I have been hopping around different anchorages in San Francisco Bay trying to stay away from people and catch our own dinners. You can get a glimpse of life at anchor during quarantine by following along on Instagram or Facebook @finedayforsailing
Looking forward to getting out on the water this summer? At some point soon I will be open for taking small groups of passengers out sailing, with precautions like sanitizer and face coverings, with no food or drinks served aboard (but you may bring them yourself). The rates will be lower ($100/hour) and the times will be shorter (2-3 hours) to allow for thorough cleanings between groups and swapping out life jackets, etc. We aren't allowed to do that just yet but I imagine it will be soon and oh how wonderful to get people outside and on the water when that time comes!
Through the generosity of many clients and friends buying gift cards we were able to gift 12 Pandemic Heroes a much-needed sail on the bay to say thank you for their hard work on the frontlines during this time. If you have someone in mind who could really use this mental health break, get in touch. The buy one, gift one deal will be available until we are allowed to reopen.
Last but not least, if you are bored at home and want to try out a virtual experience, I will be going live this weekend with "Sea Stories at Anchor on San Francisco Bay" through Airbnb Experiences. If you don't see a date and time that works feel free to request one- this is a whole new world of zoom we're living in and I'm trying to be creative with it till we can back to sailing in person! Click on this link to book it: