Spearheaded by the Managing Director, James Brooke, his vision for this two-day Festival was to create a stunning display of British boats and outdoor leisure activities for visitors to see, interact with and enjoy in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Sadly, it has not been possible to encourage enough companies to take exhibitor space and participate at the festival, despite the low cost of doing so in such a high profile venue and over such a special bank holiday.
However, Mr Brooke has been astounded by some terrific support shown particularly from local residents and some companies based on the Isle of Wight, and the organising team would like to express sincere thanks for this support.
Mr Brooke said today: “We feel that cancelling the Festival now is the responsible decision to take as it would be hugely disappointing for everyone if we produced an event that is anything less than exceptionally good.
“We pride ourselves on delivering high quality events, and hope that the time and effort that has been put into planning this event can be rewarded at a future date,” says Mr Brooke.
Any deposits paid by existing exhibitors are being refunded in full.