Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW LEADERBOARD

Burnham Week 2020: Plans in place for late season east coast regatta

by Sue Pelling 12 Apr 05:14 PDT 29 August - 5 September 2020
Looking forward to fun times ahead with close racing in the Dragon class © Roger Mant Photography

Burnham Week Ltd (BWL), the organisers of Burnham Week confirms plans are still in place to run Burnham Week 2020 at the end of August (29 August-5 September). However, the committee does stress that as a result of the ongoing national and global measures being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, it will continue to monitor the situation and make a final decision on whether Burnham Week 2020 should go ahead, later in the year.

Now however, with nearly four months before the start of the event, this could be a good time to enjoy planning a return to sailing. As well as the competitive nature of this iconic family regatta, Burnham Week also has a fun social reputation, which hopefully this year in particular, will offer the perfect opportunity to kick start new beginnings after the hugely challenging year.

Commenting on forthcoming plans, Edwin Buckley - PRO - said while he is under no illusions about the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it may lead to, he is keen to keep Burnham Week 2020 plans moving forward as much as possible: "If we do find ourselves in the situation where there is a possibility of the 2020 event going ahead, we already have plans in place to make it happen.

"Burnham Week Ltd has regular virtual meetings, and all our volunteers have years of experience in the running of the event, so it is business as usual for us. Given the current situation we are opening the website for entries on 18 July so, my message to anyone looking for a late season fun time on the water with family and friends, is to keep an eye on the website. In the event of having to cancel the regatta, I can confirm all entry fees will be refunded."

To find out more information about the regatta, including how to enter, go to www.burnhamweek.com. Here you'll also find the Notice of Race and details about the Town Cup - Burnham Week's signature event - which takes place on the final Saturday of the regatta.

In the meantime, it is important to stay safe and imperative to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 infection by following the government health directives - Stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.

Related Articles

100% Recycled Henri-Lloyd Mav Mid Layers
Perfect for any outdoor activity, in a range of styles and colours Perfect for any outdoor activity, Henri-Lloyd's Mav Mid Layers are made from 100% Recycled Polyester and come in a range of styles and colours. Posted today at 8:32 am
Happy Days
Getting out on the water this week was superb Getting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either. Posted on 20 Sep
51st La Solitaire du Figaro overall
Title for Le Cléac'h, Tom Dolan lifts Vivi Trophy Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) lifted the overall title for the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro at the end of race prize-giving in Saint Nazaire, France today. It is Le Cléach's third time of winning after successes in 2003 and 2010. Posted on 20 Sep
18ft Skiffs: Sean Langman, a real supporter
One of Australia's most versatile sailors One of the Australian 18 Footers League's best supporters for many years has been one of Australia's most versatile sailors, Sean Langman. Posted on 20 Sep
Video: Luca Devoti & Santiago Lange on sailing
Santiago Lange was the 2016 Gold medal winner in the Nacra 17 class sailing with Cecilia Saroli Luca Devoti, Olympic silver medalist, is campaigning to join the World Sailing Board. As part of his bid, he is interviewing world renowned sailors on their views on the future of the sport. He talks with triple Olympic medalist Santiago Lange. Posted on 20 Sep
49th BVI Spring Regatta schedule announced
'What's not to Love about the BVI Spring Regatta' remains the theme The event will include more classes and opportunities for sailors from across the Caribbean and the globe to come to the British Virgin Islands and experience fantastic racing, with warm tropical winds and water. Posted on 19 Sep
2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta cancelled
Organizing Committee reluctantly forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event With so many colleges restricting organized sports and travel, the Organizing Committee of The Storm Trysail Club's 2020 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) has reluctantly been forced to cancel the almost 50 year-old event. Posted on 19 Sep
CSA confirms dates for its Annual General Meeting
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on travel the event will be virtual The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has confirmed dates for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Organisers Conference (ROC) as November 13-14, 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on travel the event will virtual and hosted via Zoom. Posted on 18 Sep
ILCA/Laser Fit Out Guide from Allen
Class legal options for club racers or international level In this handy fitting guide, you can find all the details of the Allen parts for a top-spec racing fit-out or a club level budget-friendly option. All options listed are completely class legal. Posted on 18 Sep
Harken employees acquire Harken
A few words from Peter Harken and the team "Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn't present a brighter future for our people than we could create on our own." Posted on 18 Sep
Cyclops Marine 2020 - FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERDoyle Sails 2020 - Redefining Boundaries 728x90 BOTTOM