The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta has been cancelled it has been confirmed today.
The event was due to take place in August.
Regatta week 2021 will commence from Saturday 21st August.
Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson said: “The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta committee are incredibly sad to announce that this years event is cancelled. We know that this will be a blow for all who love our town and the event as much as we all do, but is is absolutely the right thing to do in these unprecedented times.
“Having read the UK Government COVID-19 Recovery Strategy and noting the Phases, Steps, and how close the proposed dates that it outlines are to our wonderful event in August 2020, it is with a heavy heart that the annual entertainment and cherished events associated with the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta will not be taking place in 2020 and are cancelled. So please do not plan to attend over the dates that would have been our Royal Regatta, namely the 22-29 August 2020.
“In line with the UK Government‘s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, we hope to perhaps be able to deliver some of the Local Rowing and Sailing programme at some point much later in the year – but only if the phased and stepped recovery and all advice allows.
“It has been a heart-wrenching decision to cancel our Regatta for 2020, but we can’t wait to work with all of our partners, sponsors and suppliers and see all of our visitors and supporters in 2021, when we will be back bigger and better! In the meantime we will be turning our attention to how we can support our local community at this difficult time.
“We hope everyone who follows us, works with us and visits us are staying safe and well, and send our thanks to all key workers who are keeping us all going during this time.
“Regatta week will commence in 2021 from Saturday 21 August, with our official opening ceremony on Wednesday 25 August 2021.”
It was announced earlier today that all events on Paignton Green have been cancelled for 2020. More here.
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