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Quick Hits: April 23, 2020

Melanie Cole and Vicky DeRouchey — co-founders of waterproof electronics case manufacturer Ugo — gathered 18 other marine-related businesses for Nineteen for 19, a raffle with prizes valued at more than $3,000. A $19 donation to enter the raffle benefits Modest Needs Foundation, a non-profit that offers emergency relief to those in need. “We’re contributing something good in this unprecedented, bad-news time, and we’re inviting you to do the same,”Cole said in a statement.

After nearly a month at sea, crossing the Atlantic from the Canary Islands, Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne learned of the covid-19 pandemic when they weren’t allowed to dock in the Caribbean. The BBC reported that the couple had told their families not to share bad news while they were underway. Now in St. Vincent, Manighetti and Osborne are facing the same problems as other cruisers — few options on where to go and required to leave before hurricane season.

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