News Article

Well, with about 100 days to go, the Directors and Management Committee have just held their second meeting of the year. As you might guess, quite a lot of the time we were talking about the ever changing situation relating to the covid-19 virus. The purpose of this update is just to let you know that the matter is under serious consideration and various scenarios are being explored.

Since the situation is changing almost daily, no definite course of action can be implemented at present except to say that it is our intention to run a Regatta as usual, and currently all the normal preparations are in hand.

It may be that any cancellation decision will be taken out of our hands either by the Government, or by site restrictions imposed by Eton College. Other factors such as illness of key officials or a large proportion of officials / volunteers / safety personnel, may be another deciding factor. So please keep healthy, for everybody’s sake! https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public is a pretty comprehensive site.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
Posted on 16th Mar, 10:58pm