The sailors in the races around the world are probably in the best position to be able to be out in the open oceans and not have to be locked out from the world. However, there have been some points of concern regarding port entries or restocking options. As the South Pacific area began the lockdown procedures for coronavirus, the organizers had to ensure safe port entries.
About three weeks back the sailing team left from Galapagos Islands. This was a time when the effects of the pandemic spread were being felt in Europe. The first impact was quarantined villages in Italy; a handful of cases then started to emerge in the UK. However, it did not affect the ARC fleet that was away from the influence. They were preparing to overcome the longest passage across the oceans, frolicking with the sea lions, refueling, stocking up and preparing to be cut off from others. Indeed, that is how most of the sailors enjoy such a period, as they enjoy the bubble of being at sea, surrounded by a beautiful calm. However, the South Pacific shutdown did leave some causes of concern, as to where the sailors would find a port that is safe enough for getting food.
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