Given the unprecedented concern and coverage of the Covid 29 virus spread and the actions that are being considered by governments across the world, it only seems appropriate to outline the Association’s current position.  I say current, because the situation is changing rapidly; just last night, the Italian government effectively locked down the entire country.

Firstly, all members, no matter where they are in the world, must make their own judgement as to what actions they must take.

Secondly, and this applies to the UK only as far as I am aware, the Association will closely monitor the situation with regard to events that the Association is organising in the coming weeks and months.  At the moment, planned events will be going ahead as previously advised.  But this could change rapidly in light of government instruction or advice.

We don’t want to be seen as alarmist, but we do have a duty of care to our members.  We hope you appreciate our approach.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and be guided by the situation as it develops.

Whilst we intend, wherever we can, to continue with our programme of events, please do not be disappointed if we cancel an event at the last moment.

Many thanks,


Mike Dixon, Commodore

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    Boat: A1 ** Interest: Editor 1999 - 2007 Owned Titania T4 "Gellie" 1990 - 2001 Owned Atalanta 31/4 "Gellie" 2002 - 2007 Now owns A1 "Atalanta" 2016 - ** Location: Market Harborough ** Country: GB

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    1. Covid 19 – update 17th March

      As I’m sure you are aware, durng the last 24 hours, there has been a significant change to the UK government’s approach to the Covid 19 pandemic. As a result, I have taken the decision to cancel the planned event at Windermere in May.

      Events later in the year – the Cruise in Company, the East Coast race and the attendance at the Southampton Boat Show – will take place as planned. These events will of course, be reviewed over the coming weeks and months.

      Thank you for your patience.

      Mike Dixon, Commodore

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