Covid-19: Words from the ASA President

We must all take this very seriously.  Of course sailing needs and wants loads of press time, though we do NOT want/need negative press – therefore no gatherings of more than 2 people, do not go out on the water, all clubs should be shutdown, individuals really should not have access to the clubhouse (just in case more than 2 people were there at one time – the rest of the non-sailing community is watching and you could be reported and assessed a fine – again, we do not want negative press) – these are not words that I want to write, though this is not a matter to be taken lightly.  On CBC, yesterday, Premier Kenney stated that we have a long way to go until the peak.  At this time, the sailing season is not looking like it will start until, the earliest, the end of June, fingers crossed it is earlier, though no breaking the rules.  We could fight adjusted this or think that we are above this – NO – I would hate to hear of any of our members contracting COVID in any situation, though especially if it were a sailing related transfer – if Olympians can train from home and stay at home, so can we.


As to the actions all ASA clubs/schools should be taking:  no in person meetings, they must all be done via your own home and either doing a teleconference or use any of the available video conferencing media available:  Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc.
It is a waiting game, though turn it into something fun.  We will get through this, so have your fitness, rules knowledge, enthusiasm and drive ready to go full force when we have the green light.

Stay safe & healthy!