Like so many organisations and events around the region and beyond, the Great Lakes Sailing Club has made the difficult decision to call off its 50th annual Wildcat Regatta as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great Lakes Sailing Club president, Tim Haffner, made the announcement in a video on the club's Facebook page, saying the event would more than likely be back in October 2021.
"We've had the meeting we never thought we'd ever have. After 49 years of running the Wildcat Regatta, due to the prevailing circumstances with COVID, we are concerned that we can't meet the requirements - or may not be able to guarantee the requirements - of running events, so we've decided to defer the 50th Wildcat Regatta to be further advised more than likely next year," Mr Haffner said.
"We're going to miss you all and stay with us on this and see you around the traps."
Held on Wallis Lake, the regatta has been attracting sailors from around the country each year since it began and is considered a must-do among the sailing community.
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