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2020 Scottish Dragon Championship and Edinburgh Cup cancelled

by British Dragon Association (BDA) 24 Mar 20:59 GMT
Louise Racing on day 3 of the 2018 Dragon Edinburgh Cup at Torbay © Rupert Holmes

In the light of the latest Government announcement the British Dragon Association (BDA) along with the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) has taken the decision to cancel this year's Scottish Dragon Championship and Edinburgh Cup event on the Forth.

BDA Chairman Simon Barter said: "After hearing the latest public health instruction about COVID-19 we have made the inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup. This has been done to secure the safety and health of our members, competitors, volunteers and spectators.

"This year's event was to feature the famous International Dragon Bluebottle previously owned by HRH Prince Philip and currently undergoing a full restoration on the Isle of Wight. But while this would have been a historic event for the national Dragon fleet it would not be responsible for us to continue when we must all need to be complying with Government instructions.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RFYC team and the Scottish Dragon fleet who have put so much time and effort into planning for a great event this year. We now look to focus on 2021 for an outstanding national event.

"I urge you to stay safe, follow government health guidelines and please do everything you can to reduce the risk of infection to yourself and those around you. The BDA sends you all the best wishes in these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you all on the water soon."

The provisional plan is to hold the event on the Forth in 2021. Full details will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed.

www.britishdragons.org

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