COWES WEEK REGATTA SET TO GO AHEAD WITH PREPARATIONS STILL UNDERWAY

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Cowes Week 2020 is still scheduled to take place from 8th-15th August and, despite the current restrictions, work is continuing from home on all of the organisational aspects of the week with organisers committed to running the event.

With the annual major event still several months away, it is hope that Cowes Week will go ahead as normal. It is only if things haven’t improved by July that tough decisions will need to be made.

Laurence Mead, Regatta Director, has said:

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“We continue to move forward with plans for the event and remain hopeful that by the time we get to mid-August – still four months’ away – the necessity to socially distance ourselves will have reduced sufficiently so that we can run some great boat racing in Cowes.

“We can react quickly to changes in the Government restrictions and guidance, switching on or off various components with the minimum of lead time, and allowing us significant leeway – perhaps until the beginning of July – before we need to make any big decisions.

“The safety of participants and the hundreds of volunteers working behind the scenes is foremost in our minds of course, but providing that we can run an event that complies with all guidance in place at the time, then we fully intend to do so. I suspect there will be a lot of sailors desperate to get boats on the water by August!”

The Notice of Regatta will be issued in the next few days on the Cowes Week website (the Advance Notice of Regatta is already online and there are no changes to that document at this time) and you can register here for email updates at https://bit.ly/2xWJR9d.

 

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Munch
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Cancel it for one year like everyone else have had to. Keep the island & islanders save

Carole Hughes
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I am glad that you are being positive and planning for the Regatta to go ahead. Getting too negative is not good.
I lived in Cowes for many years and worked as a freelance Yachting Journalist. Now over 80 (yes, its true!) I am
as shocked and frightened as anyone BUT we need to look forward and not be negative. All good wishes, Carole.

none given
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definitely carole – plan ahead, this will be over soon and we need to start looking forward to more enjoyable things.

If the tin hat, snowflake brigade want to carry on hiding away in doors, inside their protective, hand gel and face mask barrier bubbles- then let them – the rest will be out enjoying life.

as I am sure you are aware – there are a million things that can kill us, no use hiding away like scared and frightened lemmings.

Mark
Mark
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Oh yes great idea…… just cancel it this year. Lets bring on a 2nd wave of coronavirus.

Frank
Frank
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Great idea

Islander
Islander
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Just cancel, it’s just for yachtys anyway not exactly something the whole family can enjoy, its overpriced and s***e be glad to see the back of it.

Mark
Mark
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I hope it is cancelled this year it should be given the circumstances greed will be the motivating force to to still have it this year

Jay
Jay
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As the rich think that their above rules, laws, and spreading illness, all learnt from an early age, never to say sorry, always blame someone else, if someone doesn’t understand, it is they who are dim, not you not explaining it well etc, it is of no surprise that they will carry on as normal.

Same with their still riding horses, being a risk to need NHS treatment, but would soon complain of a working class chav on a cycle. Same with plebs walking dogs and not picking up, yet happy for their hounds on the hunt to poop all around Gatcombe, as, presumably like themselves, they assume their dogs, doop, is like their own, and has no odour either.

Still I expect they will be happier if the gawping plebs stay away as the chavs of Cowes on dope leap about with shirts off to the music they pay for.

All classes have their faults, and ought to be happier if kept segregated one would think. A win win for all.

Golly
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Well said! Get rid!

Frank
Frank
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Cancel it for this year, if we can’t have a festival this year why should we still have cowes week.

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