As difficult as life has become of late due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it seemingly only adds further insult to injury watching the seasons turn to spring and not yet know what the upcoming sailing season has in store.
With any luck (and assuming we as a society continue to do the necessary to stop the coronavirus in its tracks) we may soon be able to start fitting out our boats again in anticipation of truly warm weather. Who knows, despite the rash of regatta cancellations, the racers out there may even be able to start mixing things up again round-the-buoys. (With extra points taken off for failing at social distancing by barging at the start?)
Meanwhile, until that day arrives, SAIL’s parent company Active Interest Media (AIM) is launching what it’s calling its new “Virtual Boat Show” to help SAIL subscribers and mariners in general both pass the time and stay in touch with the latest boating industry has to offer.
The combined effort of AIM’s entire Marine Group, including Passagemaker, Power & Motoryacht, SAIL, Soundings, Trade Only Today, Anglers Journal, Outboard and Yachts International, this state-of-the-art “boat show” will feature in-depth coverage of new boats, products and services through one-on-one interviews, videos and vessel walkthroughs. It will be like attending a full-blown boat show but from the comfort of your living room. I invite you to check it out this Wednesday when it launches. And as always, everyone out there please take care of both yourselves and your neighbors, and stay healthy!