May is starting off on a better note than April did! It’s been a gorgeous day, the warmest we’ve seen yet this year, and some good news came from Premier Ford this afternoon. Beginning on Monday, marinas are allowed to begin preparing for the upcoming boating season, provided that we follow proper health and safety guidelines. However there is a big BUT that is still going to present significant challenges for marinas like ours where most boats are not docked permanently at the marina, but rather spend the summer on your docks. One of the stipulations is that boats “must be secured to a dock in the marina until public access is allowed.” This means that although we will be getting boats ready, we cannot deliver, nor allow pickup, of boats until further notice. We understand that this is likely very frustrating for many of you, and we know that our method of delivering boats to you is a contactless one, but we must work within the parameters we are given. We hope that they are amended soon, respect that it would be very difficult for our leaders to make policies that take all scenarios into consideration, and know that they are doing everything they can to help get things up and running while keeping everyone safe and healthy, which we are grateful for.
If you happen to be enjoying a glass of wine here or there during this time, Leah would be very grateful if you would save the corks and only when things are open again, drop them off at the marina as a donation for the Survivor’s Abreast Dragon Boat team.
As you’ve likely seen, we have set up a mailing list in order to keep in touch with all of our customers. So far, our posts and emails have included the same content and we recognize that it may be redundant for some of you. As we move in to boat season, we may use email to communicate other relevant information directly with customers. Please consider subscribing here so that you receive all updates from us.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate the new parameters we have to work within so that we can all enjoy a good season on the water soon!