Social Distance Sailing
LONG BEACH—Events may be off calendar but boat launch ramps for the most part are open across the Southern California coast. Boaters seem to be taking advantage of the time to get out on the water.
On May 20, Owen Sharp and Virgil Talbott of Fullerton took out their sailboat at the Davies Launch Ramp in Long Beach for the first time in about a year.
“Well there’s nothing else to do,” Sharp said.
She said it’s easy to keep their 6 feet while sailing. They were planning to sail for about an hour and then head back to Orange County.
Marinas in Long Beach are open. Rental shops for kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and electric boats are also open for business, with social distancing protocols in place.