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Poole Week: The show will go on

by David Harding 17 Jun 2020 17:37 BST 23-28 August 2020

Plans for racing in Poole Harbour at the end of August to go ahead

One benefit of a late-season date for a regatta this year is that there's still a chance it will happen. While many events have been cancelled, and nobody knows how things are going to develop over the coming 10 weeks or so, Parkstone Yacht Club is optimistic that Poole Week - one of the UK's most popular and well-established regatta weeks for dinghies and small keelboats - will go ahead.

Racing will have to be run in a manner that takes into account such restrictions and 'social-distancing' measures as may be in place at the time. Given the facilities and the space available at Parkstone, it's believed that this will be possible. And even though shore-side activities and social events might be curtailed, or at least compromised in some way, beer will still be available. After all, Badger Beers are one of the sponsors, alongside Axent Embroidery and the title sponsor, Bournemouth Digital.

The dates definitely won't be changing: Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th August. Entries are being accepted now, with no payment needed until two weeks before the event. Among those to have signed up already are entrants from Burghfield, Chew Valley and Datchet as well as Parkstone, Poole and Swanage.

Entries, updates and information on the Poole Week website, www.pooleweek.org

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