A year into the Covid-19 pandemic it has been decided that the 2021 Durham City Regatta will not go ahead. Restrictions to travel and accommodation will remain in effect on May 8th and 9th when the regatta was due to take place. Coupled with the risk of unrecoverable expense another consideration is that most people have been unable to train properly for a year.
This is the second successive year that the regatta has been cancelled. The 2020 City Regatta was replaced by a virtual event for club members.
Meanwhile the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta will not take place on April 24th but is consulting on the possibility of rescheduling to either a summer or autumn date. The British Rowing Masters Championships intends to go ahead as a one day competition on June 12th, subject to Covid restrictions. Further details are expected in April. Henley Masters Regatta also intends to issue a statement in April.
Durham Regatta is considering a 3-day event without spectators on June 11th to 13th with reduced numbers of events and entries.
Henley Women’s Regatta has moved 2 weeks from its June date and will now take place on July 2nd to 4th, by which time it is hoped that social distancing restrictions will have been eased.
All changes are dependant on the Return to Rowing guidance on competitions.