That’s ok. It’s only 14 days to flatten the curve…Looking less and less likely.. case numbers are still rising rapidly nearly 500 today and all of NSW is in lockdown come 5pm
A shower at the very least!... would you want to sail to Hobart and then not get off the boat for a day or two? Not me. After 4 days and nights in Bass Strait I always look forward to land and some beers at the Customs House.
If you believe that, I've got this amazing bridge I'd like to sell you.I still optimistically say if the jab rates get high enough, we will race to Hobart, enjoy a few beers/rums etc and one those rather ordinary scallop pies.
Australia, just get jabbed, and get on with life FFS!
I for one do not want to live in a country paralysed with the fear of living with covid to a point where life ceases as we know it. At the moment we are simply existing, this is not living.
Yep some States have no cases and enjoy 'normal life' but is it really 'normal'? Approximately 30% of Australian population are born overseas according the the Aus Bureau of Statistics and probably many will want to travel overseas at some point for family reasons and then return to Australia. Many Australians regardless of current freedoms or lack and regardless of there place of birth will want to travel interstate for recreation, family, business etc.
Sure, keep restrictions up, borders up until the vaccination rates get higher but then look at other measures of covid, not simply case numbers.
So, yes, I'm still optimistic S2H will proceed because even with the ridiculous state parochialism, the void of federal leadership and irrational fear we must continue to Live Life, not simply exist.
Are we Australia, or are we 8 different nations on one big Island?
Rant over for a while.
4 Days and nights ....? You're on the wrong boats TerraIt doesn't look possible at this stage. The virus is out of control in NSW for a start. There are parts of the community that don't believe in the virus and always have large family gatherings because it's their religion despite the rules. And would you want to sail to Hobart and then not get off the boat for a day or two? Not me. After 4 days and nights in Bass Strait I always look forward to land and some beers at the Customs House.
CYC don't rely on the S To H to cover operating costs..... they cover that with memberships and slip fees... which are still rolling inFrom what I've been told my a Commodore of a YC, S2H will be announced as cancelled shortly. CYCA risk losing a lot mof $$ as last year with a last minute cancellation.
I also cant see Premier of Tasmania allowing unvaccinated people into Tas or completely opening the borders.
Not necessarily…. I did an S2H too many years ago which took 5 days and nights, arriving in Constitution Dock about 2300 hrs New Year’s Eve. We won our division and beat everyone in the one above…..Plus 7th overall.4 Days and nights ....? You're on the wrong boats Terra
^^^^This.…..I also cant see Premier of Tasmania allowing unvaccinated people into Tas or completely opening the borders.
Frogman,The Federal plan has the 'no border closure' after 80% vacc....
If we get our fingers out, that should be accompli in November?
They will never give up but I think realistically many don't believe it's possibleSo PIL66
What are the jungle drums at the CYC saying about the race this year ?
I must say I can't see it happening at this stage even with 80% of both NSW and Tasmania vaccinated.
You make a very good point. In Australia though the COVID Solution of lock down is worse than the Virus problem itself. You simply cannot eliminate the Virus completely so hence we will be in lockdown for the rest of the foreseeable future.! The issue lies with the Governments off course and then the stigma of allowing a virus ridden state into the purity of Tasmania, it simply won't happen.Yup,
That never give up idea is the one they have.
One might ask.... If the RORC etc ran a race finishing in another country, with covid rates a multiple of ours, with 355 entries from several countries; and.... we have 5 more months to get our shit together for a 'local' event (Hobart or Gabo return)