Oh, to be blissfully unaware of a world sailing into crisis

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Oh, to be blissfully unaware of a world sailing into crisis

A yachting couple got the shock of their lives when, after weeks out of radio reach, they heard of the pandemic

Phoebe Southworth

It was supposed to be the round-the-world trip of their dreams, and their parting instruction to family was please stay in touch, but save any bad news for when we get home.

So as Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne set off across the Atlantic for the Caribbean, little did they know that a pandemic that would claim thousands of lives was brewing.

The couple, from Manchester, UK, quit their jobs in 2017, bought a boat and set sail from the Canary Islands on February 28, planning to dock at Guadeloupe, nearly 5,000km away, by the end of March...

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