Morse Alpha COVID-19 Status Report – April 5th

We are all experiencing an expedition into the unknown with the spread of coronavirus. The wind is shifting. There is a dark line of stratus clouds on the horizon. But we don’t know what the shift will bring. We sincerely hope you all are tucked into a safe anchorage and taking the necessary precautions to help mitigate the effects of this pandemic.

As of April 1st we have cancelled our first two expeditions (May 23 and June 6), and our enrolled students have switched to later season expeditions. We are so grateful for their flexibility and willingness to work with us through this crisis.

We hope the rest of our season will proceed as planned, with our first expedition starting June 23rd in Maine. We’ve added another offshore expedition in August to our schedule when we expect things to be back to “normal”. We may add some southbound expeditions in the fall, perhaps to the Annapolis Boat Show. If you are interested in that expedition, please let us know. If we have interest, we will definitely do it!

We don’ t know how this will play out, but we are staying positive and looking forward to getting out sailing! In the meantime, we have been working on Rocinante. She’s getting a new color scheme, new radar, new jib, and of course we’re taking care of a few routine maintenance items.

Please keep an eye on our website, Instagram and facebook for updates, new expeditions, schedule changes, etc.