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The cancellation of the two-day regatta is a major blow to the Waikawa Boating Club alone, and will have a major impact on the region’s economy.
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With 195 staff enrollments, the cancellation of the two-day regatta is not only a major blow to the Waikawa Boating Club, but will also have a major impact on the region’s economy.
More than 80 percent of the registrations were for sailors from outside the region, including Olympians, world cruisers and Hobart veterans from Sydney, as well as newcomers to sailing.
Waikawa Boating Club Development Officer David Hancock said more than 500 guest nights in Picketton and Marlborough would likely be canceled as a result of not attending the event.
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“Food and beverage orders have been canceled, and the sailors definitely enjoy the wine and the ones they enjoy. T-shirts will not be sold, donations to guest speaker organizations have stopped and local joke box rents are going to be lost. Are
Robertson, owner of Picton Publican and Harbor View Motel Nigel “Node”, said it was just one of a series of canceled events that affected the local housing industry.
“It has had a huge impact on our bookings. No one is coming,” he said. “We were just full all the time, and now if we’ve got one or two in it.”
He said that after the announcement of reduction in quaid level, inquiries and bookings have started coming. “Not just for the next two weeks, so September is going to be very, very thin.”
Waikawa Club Rear Commodore Sailing David Gregg said it was very clear that the event was firmly entrenched in the national sailing calendar in September, and he decided to cancel the event instead of postponing it.
“It’s still hard to understand that the biggest version of the women’s regatta to date has been affected by the lockdown. But in the grand scheme of global events, it’s easy to find some perspective.
The event is rescheduled for September next year.