Organisers call it off as severe weather forecast

Ilfracombe’s annual Around Lundy Race has been cancelled as severe weather is forecast for the weekend.

It had been scheduled for Saturday, but organiser Ilfracombe Yacht Club said the forecast showed no sign of improving on either Saturday or Sunday.

A spokesman said: ‘In the interests of safety we have made the decision to abandon the 2016 Round Lundy Race this weekend, the race will not be re-run this year.

‘We apologise to all of you who have entered the race this year and understand all too well the disappointment this decision will cause but, from a selfish point of view, we would much rather see all yachts back here in Ilfracombe safe and sound for next year.

‘We thank you for your support and understanding under the circumstances’.

For those boast already in the town, the club on the quay is happy to welcome their crews as guests and the Lundy Race Gathering on Saturday will go ahead as planned.

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