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RYDE ROWING REGATTA PULLED FOR MAY BUT COULD BE HELD IN THE SUMMER INSTEAD

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Ryde Rowing Club has announced that due to COVID restrictions and ongoing Southern Water works at Appley, the annual Regatta will not take place in May as planned.

The roadmap out of lockdown, as outlined by the Government, has made it clear that the club’s annual regatta will not be able to take place on Saturday 15th May. This is in line with guidance from the governing body British Rowing too.

Even if restrictions allowed, ongoing repair works to a sewer at Appley – directly outside the clubhouse – means significant disruption in the area where the regatta normally takes place.

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The decision has been taken to look at alternative dates in the Summer months when the COVID-19 pandemic has eased and competitions are allowed to resume. However, the club recognises that calendar clashes, the busy summer season and the sewer repair works may make it impossible to reschedule for 2021, leading to the cancellation of the regatta for the 2nd year running.

Saturday 7th August is currently being looked at as a possible alternative date for this year’s regatta.

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