As follows is a joint statement issued on behalf of Ports of Jersey and Barclays in relation to the 2021 Barclays Jersey Boat Show.
“Ports of Jersey, together with title sponsor Barclays, regret to announce that due to the continuing restrictions surrounding the staging of large-scale public events during the current COVID pandemic, this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show will not take place as planned in May 2021.
As organisers of the event, the continuing safety and well-being of our local community and all those taking part remains our priority. With no clear indication at this time when restrictions may be eased, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the Boat Show this year. We continue to remain in close contact with our sponsors, key stakeholders and marine traders and whilst disappointed, they understand and support the decision in cancelling this year’s show.
Ports of Jersey remains committed to supporting our valuable marine leisure industry, especially in these challenging times. With this in mind, we are hopeful that if the situation does change, we may be able to stage some form of maritime celebration in the summer to showcase our important marine culture.”