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:
“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.