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For me changing at the car, sailing the Soslow and having any conversation from a distance appeals and I am looking forward to some changes in Govt policy to allow this. After such a long gap, just being out in the boat will be worth it.

Rescue is not an option for 95%, I know my limits and cant remember when I last needed help.

I think the issue will be how to gently suggest to the less experienced in windy conditions that it may be a good idea to stay onshore?

Upper wind limit for all?

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Originally posted by Mozzy

Coronavirus: Sport should start again 'from bottom up not top down'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/52465031

That's very encouraging,  so far much press coverage has been on getting elite sport going very soon,  but as the article covers grass roots may be easier (and safer)  to restart
 


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And far more beneficial, watching sport has no health benefits that I can see.
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

And far more beneficial, watching sport has no health benefits that I can see.


Being part of something has enormous benefits to mental health.
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A different take on returning to Club sailing.  I hear that a West Country club has written to members who are essentially holiday visitors from elsewhere in the UK to say they will not be welcome this summer (not sure if those were the actual words used.)  Understandable from the point of view of local members. For instance Cornwall has only one major hospital and (hearsay again,) most of the current Corvid patients are not locals.  But tricky to write to members and say "don't come" without causing offence, especially as we can guess, but don't yet know where we will be in August.
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Heard from another attempted suicide today, friend of a friend, not that close,but significant that my suicide to covid rate is now 2 -1 in favour of suicide attempt. Apparently they tried to get him committed for his own protection but all the mental health facilities are absolutely rammed, no room anywhere around here.

None of this necessarily relevant to the discussion but sport and recreation play more of a health role in certain types than I think is fully appreciated by the amply salaried suited & gold plated pension types.
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German infection rate increased since lockdown eased, fears they may have to step back.
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Originally posted by Mozzy

Coronavirus: Sport should start again 'from bottom up not top down'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/52465031

Thats pretty much to be expected I think, we will be club sailing some months before we go travelling.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 20 at 8:07am
Originally posted by iGRF

Heard from another attempted suicide today, friend of a friend, not that close,but significant that my suicide to covid rate is now 2 -1 in favour of suicide attempt. Apparently they tried to get him committed for his own protection but all the mental health facilities are absolutely rammed, no room anywhere around here.


None of this necessarily relevant to the discussion but sport and recreation play more of a health role in certain types than I think is fully appreciated by the amply salaried suited & gold plated pension types.


Our offices were broken into over the weekend - a few hundred quid in petty cash and my new mobile phone I'd yet to set up.  On top of that 10k's worth of damage by my rough estimate, which probably means it's more once the trades see its an insurance claim.



This kind of thing is just the sort of trigger someone needs who is feeling very, very worried about the financial solvency of their business, their family and their staff.





BTW - this isn't a cry for help, touch wood, we should be OK and we will ride this out, bad debts withstanding.  However the burglary was indiscriminate, and just further proof we are far from 'all in this together'


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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 20 at 9:47am
Sorry to hear that TT I wonder if you'll get as good a response from the Police as if you'd reported someone sunbathing.

If it's any consolation, it's touching everyone, unlike any business stress know by anyone before even with my lifespan, post war austerity,seventys three day week, 80's & 90's boom, bust economys, the 2008 crash, none of that forced actual businesses to close, this is a totally new phenomena, not one any of us are particularly happy about. I say everyone, some of the bike trade have been doing well after a disaster in March and I've sold more bike helmets than at any time in my recent history, but it's all just survival buttons. I was please to read of the 'cure' or preventative drug they have in the states, but it's not going to come soon enough for many businesses. Just hope we can all hold our nerves for another month or so and pray that May the 4th be with us.
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