Yacht brokers and others involved in the boating industry surprised Fiddler’s Green, a popular restaurant and gathering spot for the local industry, with a holiday donation.

SAN DIEGO—Open, close. Open, close. That has been a familiar story for many Southern California businesses as county and state officials grappled with how to handle to the novel coronavirus. Many in the boating industry held their breath as they expected the same, but instead found themselves trying to catch their breath after an unexpectedly busy year.

“Covid made boating the thing to do for your family,” said Bernadine Trusso, President of Dona Jenkins Maritime Document Service, Inc. in San Diego.

Trusso said with everyone in the boating industry doing so well in 2020 and watching Steve Rock have to open, close, open, close his restaurant Fiddler’s Green she wanted to do something to pay it forward. Trusso organized a surprise donation for Rock and Fiddler’s Green, collecting $12,250.

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