March 22, 2020
Dear Friend and Supporter of Huntington Safe Boating Week,
For the previous seven years The Greater Hunting Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs has organized a coordinated effort with our local government, boating safety agencies, our community leaders, businesses and sponsors to provide the boating community with a week of informative lectures, classes and presentations to promote, boating education, awareness and safety. We are proud of our efforts and looked forward to 2020 with the expansion of our programs and a broader outreach in our geographic area.Unfortunately, all that has changed within the past week with the ever-spreading pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.
We now, like most events, find ourselves cancelling our Safe Boating Week – May 15th to the 21st including our Huntington Waterfront Festival and Craft Fair on May 17th. While this cancelation will not come as a surprise to any of you, we want you to know how grateful we are for your past and present support. We are refunding all monies collected for sponsorships for the 2020 event.
It is our plan to reschedule, some if not all of the planned courses and lectures for a future date, and perhaps the festival as well.
Our concern for those who have supported us far outweighs our disappointment in cancelling our event.
We wish all of you the best. Please stay healthy and safe.
Huntington Safe Boating Week