ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: SANDOWN BAY REGATTA CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

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Sandown Bay Regatta has become the latest Island event to be cancelled due to ‘uncertainty around coronavirus restrictions.

Despite the lifting of restrictions and the Prime Minister’s ‘one-way road to freedom’ promising no further lockdowns, the event – which has been a part of the summer season in Sandown for decades, and is enjoyed by both the locals and visitors alike – has been cancelled by organisers.

It’s the latest in a long line of events to be cancelled, including the Isle of Wight’s carnivals. A statement from the organisers reads:

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“Unfortunately due to the current ongoing pandemic we have taken the sad decision to cancel the 2021 Sandown Bay Regatta for the safety of all volunteers, spectators and participants.

“The continued uncertainty about what restrictions will be in place this summer have sadly left us with no alternative.

“We hope to see you all again for Sandown Regatta again in 2022.”

The announcement comes just 6 months after fears that the Sandown Regatta could never be held again following the committee involved in its organisation being unable to source volunteers to run the event, as previously reported.

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16 days ago

Thank you Sandown Regatta  team you are thinking about Islanders and visitors and our safety unlike the isle of wight festival and our council who don’t give a sh-t about us as long as they make there money to them money comes first then safety

Micky
Micky
Reply to  dot
15 days ago

An outdoor event, no kissing or hugging and most activities a distance apart. Most will be vaccinated by then, up to 50% reduced transmission and 80% + protection. As you are going on about money, don’t forget the charities, local businesses and B&B’s shops and local suppliers that will make money from the festival. Safe in September, more than probable. Silly comment Dot.

Trueblue
Trueblue
Reply to  dot
15 days ago

Still people like you! You can’t hide away forever

Jon
Jon
16 days ago

Why???nonsense.the festival’s going ahead???no council handouts from it?!

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
Reply to  Jon
12 days ago

yes they do, the council rake it in. I guess you enjoyed the council tax increase for nothing extra for islanders then?

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Jon
10 days ago

You think so do you? Well I think it’s not going to happen, hope im wrong ! Havent been wrong yet.

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