by Bob Wayland
KILMARNOCK—When COVID-19 swept through the islands of the Caribbean in the spring of 2020, hundreds of boaters from the U.S., Canada and Europe were told they would have to leave as local officials feared their limited facilities would be overwhelmed.
Flights that would have brought crew to the islands to help bring the boats home were canceled. Some of the vessels would have been stored in the islands while their owners returned to their homes—except boatyards were closed and flights were not available.
Island governments told the boaters to take their boats and go home.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association stepped into this….
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