Broadland Squib Regatta 2020
Message from Lowestoft Fleet Captain Marc Moncrieff
Dear Fellow Squibbers,
These are strange times indeed.
The regatta committee representing both Waveney and Oulton Broad (WOBYC) and the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk (RNSYC) yacht clubs met last night to discuss our upcoming regattas. As you are aware, we are due to host the Broadland Regatta on 28th-29th March at WOBYC and the East Coast Championships on 30th-31st May at RNSYC.
We discussed at length the current Covid-19 (aka #coronavirus ) crisis at length and the potential risks of hosting an event to our fellow competitors in the light of the current information from the Government and from medical colleagues. Based on this evidence we have decided that, sadly, the Broadland Regatta in two weeks time should be cancelled. This decision has been taken very regretfully but in view of the facts presented to us, it was an inevitable conclusion. Sue Harper will contact all of those who have entered to let them know and refund their entry fees.
In a similar vein, we have deferred posting a Notice of Race for the East Coast Championships until the situation regarding the virus becomes clearer. Preparations for this event are advanced and, in the likely event that the planned date in May is not possible, we will look to hosting the event later in the year if this is feasible.
We are truly disappointed that we have had to take these steps but we hope that everyone will understand our reasons.