While the blanket shutdown on sailing activity lifted in England four weeks ago, and rules amended in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland more recently, the magazine says “little has really changed” as most club facilities remain on lockdown for the time being.
As reported earlier this week on Afloat.ie, the situation in Northern Ireland is fluid to say the least, with some harbours and marinas open for residents only if they are open at all.
And SailWeb suggests that smaller clubs run on a volunteer basis “will struggle to provide more than individual social sailing” without required safety assessments.
Although some crews, such as family-crewed boats, have been getting creative with ad-hoc or ‘scratch racing’, organised events and even regular club racing are still some time from returning.
SailWeb has more on the story HERE.