Sydney Festival of Boating Cancelled
The Boating Industry Association (BIA) has cancelled the Sydney Festival of Boating, which was scheduled to run from 29 July to 1 August, to support efforts by government in controlling the current COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney which is now impacting other States.
The BIA will now focus its attention on promoting the boating lifestyle in the run up to the next boating season through programs such as its Discover Boating initiative supported by a multi-media marketing campaign.
Boating has proven to be a standout choice in leisure activity through the pandemic. The combination of no international travel, the staycation phenomenon, flexible work practices and the need to be COVID Safe have seen interest in getting out the water ramp up significantly.