We have been very busy this summer, even though the pandemic prevented us from running our kids’ programs or booking charters. We have sailed a few times with our families or our own small crew, conducted some training sails, and taken several groups of interested locals for sails to broaden our exposure. But the fact that the coronavirus cases have skyrocketed with the coming of summer and the influx of tourists has convinced us, reluctantly, to end our sails for the season.
We will soon sail to Mackinaw City, where we will put Perception “on the hard,” (out of the water) so we can paint her hull and wait for an inspection from the nearby Coast Guard station, saving them the trouble of coming all the way to Traverse City. Next spring we will be back in Traverse City providing programs for kids and enhancing our coffers with charters to pay for youth programs.