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Durham Regatta cancelled after heavy rain makes river unsafe

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Organisers of this year's Durham Regatta have announced that racing has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall that has hit the region.

Following a further review of the state of the river and the current weather forecast the Regatta Race and Technical Committee has taken the decision to abandon racing for both Saturday and Sunday.

The President and members of Durham Regatta share the disappointment of all the competitors who will now not have the opportunity of racing at the North's premier regatta in 2019. We would like give a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Regatta this year and put so much effort into its preparation.

– Durham Regatta spokesperson

Organisers say they are more than ready for 2020 and look forward to welcoming spectators and competitors next year.