Emsworth dragon boat race cancelled

Credit Steve Pearce. Emsworth Dragon Boat. ENGSNL00120111008130640
Credit Steve Pearce. Emsworth Dragon Boat. ENGSNL00120111008130640

LAST-MINUTE cancellations have scuppered this year’s Emsworth dragon boat race.

Organisers have today (August 15) announced the event’s cancellation, which was due to take place on Sunday (August 17).

Alistair Gibson, of the Emsworth Business Association, released a statement this morning.

He said: “Regretfully due to the unavoidable last minute withdrawal of a number of teams that had entered, the Emsworth Business Association are faced with no alternative but to cancel Emsworth’s dragon boat event that was due to be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, on the Millpond.

“A lot of hard work and organisation has gone into bringing this event back to Emsworth, so to cancel at this late stage is extremely disappointing.

“The Emsworth Business Association would like to take the opportunity to say a particular thank you to Fat Face and the Southdowns Water Company who very kindly provided sponsorship for the event, the Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club for hosting and the support of Havant Borough Council.”