A COUPLE who set sail from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean had been shocked to search out out that coronavirus had gripped the world – after being lower off from contact from the world for 25 days.
Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne give up their jobs in 2017 and determined to sail world wide.
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Marketer Elena, 32, and civil engineer Ryan, 33, set off from the Spanish islands on 28 February when solely China was in lockdown.
They deliberate to land on Guadeloupe however whereas in the course of the Atlantic Ocean, associates informed them some Caribbean islands had been closing their borders attributable to coronavirus.
The married couple, who beforehand lived in Manchester, altered course to Grenada and finally landed Skua, their 44-year-old 37ft Tayana monohull, in Bequia, a part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadine islands on 25 March and learnt the total extent of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
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Elena, who’s initially from Lombardy, Italy, mentioned: “In February we’d heard there was a virus in China, however with the restricted info we had we figured by the point we acquired to the Caribbean in 25 days it will all be over.
“We informed our shore contacts we didn’t wish to hear any dangerous information in the course of the Atlantic crossing, which was a tough job because it was fairly dangerous information.
“My hometown is within the Italian area of Lombardy which has been one of many worst affected on this planet.
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“Ryan and I hadn’t realised the way it had affected our households till we docked and I managed to name my dad.
“He informed me to not panic however our city had been one of many worst affected areas globally.”
The couple now plan to sail south when protected to take action to keep away from the hurricane season after which keep within the Caribbean exploring.
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