Cork Regatta Committee had a meeting and a consultation with Met Eireann regarding the weather on this Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th of August 2021. We have looked at rescheduling the event from Saturday to Sunday, but from our consultation with Met Eireann this is not going to be possible. Winds are predicted to reach speeds of 40km/h, which will not allow for rowing to take place.
A lot of preparation has taken place in the last few weeks in order to get Cork Regatta up and running for 2021, especially since the 2020 season was wiped out due to Covid-19. It is regrettable that we now have to cancel Cork Regatta 2021. This decision has been made in the interest of safety and wellbeing of the competitors, coaches, volunteers and the committee.
To say that we are disappointed is an understatement and any decision like this is never taken lightly. Cork Regatta is a premiere event on the Rowing Ireland calendar and we always strive to hold a regatta that is safe, competitive and fun. It is an event that is enjoyed by everyone.
On behalf of the committee I would like to thank each of you for your entry and commitment to Cork Regatta. We would also like to wish your clubs well with your preparations for this year’s Championship Regatta which will be held in 2 weeks’ time.
Entry fees that have been paid will be provided a refund in the next few days.
Event Secretary, Cork Regatta Committee