Just to expand on the mention of cheap or free subscriptions in the last post:
Small Boats Monthly: follow them on Facebook or Instagram, and look in their recent posts – you’ll find their One Month Free offer for their online magazine. You get access to their archives as well.
Off Center Harbor: sign up for an 8 week membership for only $5 (US), and get full access to their extensive and captivating video library. That’ll keep you busy for quite a while!
Small Craft Advisor: sign up for a free one-year subscription to the digital version of their magazine. You can download pdfs to keep, if desired
As for Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club, we’ve had a few new members join recently – unfortunately, because of the current situation, getting together to do an orientation and training in the boats is unrealistic, so, until we can gather safely and freely again, there will be no more orientations. We trust you will understand, and we will welcome you after this is over.
In light of our reduced activities, we are extending everyone’s membership by two months.
For existing members of OSBUG (Oarlock & Sail Boat User Group), please be mindful of other people on the dock, and keep the required 2m separation. This of course precludes going for a sail or row with people outside of your own isolation group. On your own though, or within your group, it’s a great way to isolate!
If you do use the boats, please use the sanitizer and wipes provided in the shed to wipe down the oars, tiller, spars, locks, door handle and any other surfaces that you touch. One of our members has a pair of gloves dedicated to going sailing, and washes them and hangs them to dry in the sun – this sort of thing could help in preventing the spread.
Unless we are required to stay at home altogether, the boat shed and boats are available for members’ use and enjoyment. There are parking passes available in our boat shed – please write the date on it in marker and display in your windshield.