22nd Jul, 2019

Downpours lead to regatta cancellation

Liam Moakes 13th Jun, 2019 Updated: 13th Jun, 2019

TORRENTIAL downpours have led to the cancellation of Saturday’s Lodders Stratford Boat Club Regatta.

As of 9am today (Thursday), the River Avon was high and running too fast for many of the attending crews to be safely marshalled and compete.

The forecast for the river level for tomorrow (Friday) was to rise significantly to the extent it will likely close navigation to unpowered craft.

Whilst the river level is then forecast to fall through Friday night and through Saturday, the club has regrettably come to the conclusion it has to cancel this year’s regatta.

Stratford Boat Club’s Chris Best said: “This decision has not been taken lightly and done so within the context of the many young, inexperienced competing. It is the correct call on safety grounds.

“All clubs, sponsors and support crews will be contacted directly.

“Thank you to everyone for their support and understanding. We hope to see you next year in more clement conditions.”

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