Challenging times for sailors during lockdown

Sailingfast are sharing the challenging times with everyone of you. Each day we engage with the media, perplexed by the constant stream of bad news, wondering what we could do to help, but at the same time praying for some good news, that might see the restrictions lifted and let us return to the water.

Are you still open?

For now we need to all stay at home, boats parked up in gardens and sailing clubs. That is the advice from the RYA and the government. With sailing clubs closed for the foreseeable, all we can do is hope that sailing is one of the first sports back on the ‘allowed’ list when restrictions do start to ease.

Sailingfast, like many businesses, is reviewing the government advice on a daily basis and very much hope it will be back to ‘normal’, or a version thereof when the lockdown is reviewed on 8th May. We are fortunate to work from home so when restrictions are lifted it will be business as usual very quickly. Social distancing is easily accomplished and we have built in new hygiene measures to our packing system to keep our customers safe.

Until then, like many sailors, we are taking advantage of the time at home to homeschool the children, spruce up the garden and get through the long list of maintenance tasks which invariably gets ignored in favour of travelling the country to support Laser Qualifiers, RYA Youth Nationals and more locally, the Scottish Topper and Optimist Traveller Series.

Those of us who are lucky enough to have our boats at home, now is the time to check things over and make sure you are 100% ready to hit the water when lockdown finishes. Don’t forget to check your sailing clothing too. For now, we must content ourselves with looking back at all the sailing images and footage from previous years and sighing wistfully *sigh*!

WASZP UK Nationals 2018

New Website launching soon

Now for some good news! We are very excited to launch our new website, something we have been working on for over a year now. With a fresher, updated look, you will also enjoy a more logical layout and straightforward shopping experience.

While the layout and aesthetics are new, the great products and 5 star service is still key to the Sailingfast website. Whether you are a first time visitor or one of our loyal customers, we are sure you will appreciate the ease of use the website delivers, not to mention the exciting new products that we have added.

Keep checking the website as there will be lots of special launch offers.

Sailingfast was founded back in 2002 which means we have nearly 20 years of experience and are always happy to help. As always if you have any questions or would simply like to speak to someone about different options, please call 01324 861 756 or email.

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