JULY 8-11, 2020
SUBJ: South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown Cancelled
It is with deep regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown due to concerns surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As an active participant of these annual tournaments, you know they are more of a rendezvous for friends and family to gather, celebrate, and engage in fun events such as fishing, Poker Run, scavenger hunts, pool parties and “docktails”, and culminating in a spectacular awards event with great food and music. Having planned new venues for events in Cape May, the Canyon Club Resort and the Brielle Yacht Club, we looked forward to adding additional excitement and camaradery this season.
Considering the demographics of past attendees, there is a large group of participants who are at a greater risk of contracting the disease. Personal views and attitudes aside, our priority is to ensure the safety of our people and attendees, and support doing what’s right. In planning this year’s tournament, we encountered challenges with our partners in food service and venues and adhering to federal guidelines designed to help combat the spread of the virus.
This decision does not come lightly. We spoke with the South Jersey Yacht Sales team, South Jersey Tournaments, and our party hosts, and gathered different perspectives and ideas for how to create an event better than past years. Simply put, it’s better to be part of the solution than to be part of the problem that would reflect back on our great company, the brands we represent, and the friends and family we cherish.
We look forward to seeing all of our good friends in 2021. Please tentatively mark your calendars for July 8th, 2021.
George C. Robinson III