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Charlotte’s Sail delayed because of repairs to Spirit

Repairs needed: the Spirit of Bermuda (Photograph by Sideya Dill)

Charlotte’s Sail for recovering drug and alcohol addicts has been postponed as a result of potential repair delays to the Spirit of Bermuda.

The Spirit is in Maine undergoing repairs and so the sail, previously due to take place on October 1-2, will now take place on November 19-20.

A spokesman for the event said: “We apologise to anyone impacted by this change of date decision and encourage participants to contact Charlotte’s Sail organiser, Gordon Johnson on 505-3820 or by e-mailing gordon.robert.johnson@gmail.com to book your bunk or a bunk for a family member.”

In 2010, Raise Your Spirits, a sober sailing programme for those affected by drug and alcohol abuse, was launched and later renamed the Charlotte’s Sail following the death of young Bermudian, Charlotte Watlington in the fall of 2013. It involves taking up to 21 people out on the water, with an overnight stay in St George’s harbour, encourages attendees to “break the silence surrounding addiction by practising recovery and nature-based learning and development — finding connection with people, places and things that matter”.