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Southern 80 Cancelled

Southern 80 Cancelled

Organisers Call An End To The 2021 Southern 80

The Moama Water Sports Club announced their decision yesterday that they would not be going ahead with the 2021 Southern 80.

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It's all down to COVID, of course, with organisers stating due to current health protocols they wouldn't just be responsible for every participant complying with COVID guidelines, but every spectator as well, which would be almost impossible to police.

The club stated;

"The COVID situation in Victoria particularly at present is very fluid and with the uncertainly of social distancing guidelines and NSW border closures the Moama Water Sports Club cannot plan with certainty for the event to take place.

"Due to the on-going and complex restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic the board of Ski Racing Australia has decided to further delay the upcoming racing season until July 1, 2021.

"Unfortunately, the increased health protocols that have been imposed by the various Health and Police departments on all organised events require that event organisers be responsible for enforcing compliance with all Covid health protocols not only for participants but also for spectators.

"This has led to the very difficult decision by the Moama Water Sports Club to cancel the 2021 Southern 80 which was due to take on the 12th to the 14th February 2021."

In another event cancellation, the Riverboats Music Festival, usually held at the Acquatic Reserve, will also not go ahead in February.

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