As the crew of Sailing for impact we find ourselves in a situation that we have to postpone our departure date due to the pandemic. Right now it is hard to foresee when the conditions favor our embarking. We already had to cancel the date set twice. As a crew we are still determined to sail. What is wisdom?
We use the kind of adaptive planning any wind driven sailing vessel has to adopt to as an analogy for the predicament corona casts at us. Just as any sailor would do when in a harbor with foul weather forecasted. Namely; stay birched and engage in maintenance work of the ship in the meantime. Set sail when the conditions turn favorable.
As a crew we decided just that. To let go of fixing a date but to stay as we were. Maintenance work in our case meaning to continue what we already have been doing since September. And that is to work on the individual research proposals and actively explore how we can support this process through team work. And continue to work on the story, the funding and ways to assure that our ship is a corona proof learning environment. For that purpose we make a corona protocol with the help of our recently enlisted ships physician ! Just as any sailor knows: SAFETY FIRST
As soon as the corona measures are lifted to the extent that is save to leave, we set sail. No sooner and no later.