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May 30, 2020
We are open for sailing charters!
At last, some of the Maryland COVID-19 restrictions have been eased so we can now conduct sailing adventures in Annapolis and Baltimore again.
In order to protect all aboard, everyone must have a face covering with them. Face coverings are required to be worn by all over the age of two years of age when social distancing is not possible. While the open-air decks of our vessel provides plenty of fresh air, there are other times while onboard, (moving about, embarking and disembarking, etc.) when the keeping of 6’ distance from others is simply not possible especially with our Crew preforming their duties. Due to the close quarters below, passengers will not be allowed below except for going below deck to use the head (restroom) onboard. Passengers assisting with raising the sails and steering at the helm will not be able available while under the physical distancing guidelines. We intend to operate responsibly and provide our passenger, Captains and Crews the safest sailing environment in today’s challenging environment.
In keeping with the Maryland COVID-19 and maritime industry guidance, the following requirements are in place:
As the guidelines dictate, no more than ten persons are allowed on a vessel. As a result, we are limiting the number of passengers that we can sail with to eight with a crew of two.
All aboard self-certify that they have not been exposed or have tested positive for COVID-19 and remain free of symptoms. The Captain and Crew will have their temperatures recorded prior to passenger embarkation.
Face masks shall be worn by all passengers over the age of 2 years, the Captain and Crew while boarding, disembarking and whenever social distancing is not possible. This should make interesting tan lines for conversations later.
Hand sanitizer will be available onboard and surfaces that are handled often will be sanitized regularly. You may also bring your own sanitizer.
To the extent possible, passengers shall keep social distances from each other, and the Captain and Crew while onboard. There is plenty of space and open-air seating available onboard.
We are closely adhering to the guidelines set forth by maritime industry standard and in accordance with the Center for Disease Control, (CDC) guidelines on how to safely operate under COVID-19 conditions. In addition, are following the State of Maryland Re-Opening Guidelines as they pertain to our industry. Please also note that the guidelines may change over time and the procedures implemented may be adjusted. For any major changes in procedures, our previously booked charters primary contact will be notified.
Once the remaining restriction on the number of persons allowed onboard are lifted, we will be back to accommodating up to 20 passengers.
When chartering aboard SV ‘PINTINA’, you and your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. You have advised all of the other passengers in your group who are sick to stay home. You also agree to communicate the above risk message to all of the other passengers in your group.
We ask that you continue to support your local businesses and remember, this Veteran owned small business also needs your support and patronage. Please book your private sailing charter soon for your next friends, family, and or corporate outings. We are looking forward to harnessing the wind and creating memories with you.