Boating Business | COVID-19: Cowes events cancelled

COVID-19: COWES EVENTS CANCELLED

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08 Jun 2020

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The 2020 Cowes Week and Cowes Classic Week have been cancelled Photo: CWL/Martin Allen

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COWES WEEK LIMITED

Two further iconic sailing events have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 editions of Cowes Classic Week organised by the Royal London and Yacht Club and Cowes Week, run by Cowes Week Ltd (CWL), will no longer go ahead, the organisers have confirmed.

Laurence Mead, Cowes Week regatta director, said that cancelling was a huge disappointment. “We waited for as long as we realistically could to see how the situation might develop on the basis that our competitors would want us to run the regatta if it were possible,” he said.

CWL has confirmed that competitors already entered will be invited to roll over their 2020 entry to the 2021 regatta.

Classic powerboats and cars

Royal London is now focusing on 2021 and will push ahead with plans for the new Cowes Classic Day, a display of more than 50 classic cars on The Parade alongside classic powerboats on the London Landing and RYS Yacht Haven.

“We all look forward to a fantastic regatta in 2021,” said Cowes Classic Week regatta chairman, David Gower. “Whilst we know many competitors will be disappointed, it has become clear that we could not deliver a successful regatta this year and the responsible decision is to cancel.”

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