Sail Nova Scotia is pleased to present a Merit Award to the Lunenburg Yacht Club for all their efforts putting together and running the Welcome Back Regatta in 2020.
The Welcome Back Regatta held from Aug 21, -23, 2020 at LYC was an overwhelming success.
With Covid-19 shadowing our every move this year in yacht clubs around Nova Scotia, building a regatta from scratch required dozens of focused volunteers.
The number of boats/crew that were able to participate had to be limited based on shoreside facility Covid modified capacities.
Early registrations meant capacity was quickly reached and the Regatta even had a waiting list.
The Regatta was chaired by Jennifer Hall and the principal race officer was Colin Mann.
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, such as social distancing, the meetings and announcements were held outside. Food and drinks were also available outside for the participants, members and guests.
To organize this Regatta, the number of volunteers required totalled 57. It would not have been able to succeed without these many volunteers offering their time and energy to lend a hand for the first major Regatta of 2020.
The volunteers included the organizing committee, committee boat, mark boats, ticket sales for food and beverages, etc.
The entire event was operated outside on the grounds of LYC and it was certainly quite a sight to behold.
Congratulations to Commodore Janet Snair and all the team at Lunenburg Yacht Club.