On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, emphasizing that Coronavirus would inevitably spread to all parts of the world. In addition to the negative impact on human health, this virus is already proving to have an undeniable impact on the global economy, various industries and of course, the tourism sector.
Whilst the economic impact will be visible on a global scale, WHO and many other organizations at the EU level and beyond have observed that governments, businesses and individuals have the moral obligation and substantial power to change the disease’s trajectory and epidemic progressions.
If you are a business leader within the nautical sector, chances are you have already seen the impacts of this pandemic on your business operations and you’ll be trying to gain a clear perspective on the evolving situation and its implications. Unfortunately in these times of uncertainty, the situation is ever evolving, and so the best advice would be to remain agile within your business.
As it stands, Green Sail is a strong community of more than 200 partners and associates (Croatian and international yacht charters, marinas, tourism businesses and other companies, Ambassadors, volunteers and employees).
We had many plans in place to promote sustainability, assist our partners to achieve their goals and unite the nautical industry through our common goals in 2020. The forced change in our direction means that things will be done a little differently, however we are still committed to these objectives and most importantly, supporting our network of partners in these trying times.
At Green Sail, the safety and wellbeing of all parties is of utmost importance. We have temporarily suspended our educational programs and 2020 season operations. As soon as it is viable, we will commence these operations once again. In the interim, we will be offering support to our members in any way possible, looking at ways we can lobby the government for additional support and opportunities to unite our industry, rebuilding connections, sustaining our coastal communities and economy for the future.
We are at your disposal for any questions, doubts or insecurities during this challenging time. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
We’re all in this together & we’re here to support you.
Green Sail organization