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Mersea Week 2020 Cancelled

The Mersea Week committee had hoped it would be possible to hold the successful regatta that has become the highlight of the summer sailing season for many. Although the UK situation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic continues to slowly improve, this year’s Mersea Week will not take place to reduce the risk to all those involved. We feel that we have a duty not to take unnecessary risks for the sake of our competitors and the wider community of Mersea.

The decision to cancel was left as late as possible and we know that many competitors will be disappointed, as will our sponsors and the committee. We strive to run a first class regatta, attracting sailors of all levels from across the east coast but it is clear that the continued Covid-19 restrictions would not allow this. We were mindful of the RYA’s statement  “we will as a boating community take a considerate and conservative approach” and it was felt that running an event the size of Mersea Week would not reflect this. Maintaining social distancing would not be possible with an event of this scale on and off the water, something that we cannot compromise. We owe it to our competitors to provide a safe quality event and maintain the reputation of Mersea Week as a week of competitive racing and family social celebration.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:
Our weekly sponsors – Marinestore and Adnams;

Our sponsor of safety boats – West Mersea Marine;

Our daily sponsors – Catering Elite, West Property Management, Fenn Wright, Mersea Homes and Dolphin Sails.

 

We are committed to bring Mersea Week back in 2021, bigger and better than ever, and hope you will join us. In the meantime, details of other local racing opportunities can be found at www.wmyc.org.uk and www.dabchicks.org.

 

Celyn Evans

Mersea Week Commodore 2020

Thanks for organising a brilliant week. We really enjoyed it.
Regards Jack
(2019)

Annie and I would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for another great Mersea Week. We appreciate the vast amount of work which is put in by everyone and without it we know that we could not have had such a superb week playing on the good ship Tramp. Thanks again

A truly magnificent performance by all concerned and appreciated by everyone, well done once again!

Mike Berry

Thank you for organising a great week of racing and social events. The committee must have friends in the right place to have arranged  such good weather too!

Jill Stebbing

I enjoyed Mersea Week more than ever, great courses, great weather and great racing. Thank you for your efforts to make it the huge success it was. All the best.

Greg Dunn
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