Bob Lockhart, the chairman of Vallejo Yacht Club’s board of directors, called us last week. “The guest docks are torn apart, the galley is being rearranged, and the bar is closed,” he said. “The city has us closed down. We can’t welcome people right now. (Though we won’t turn anyone away in a storm.)” The Yacht Racing Association made the cancellation official on Friday. VYC is looking forward to May 1-2, 2021, the new dates of the 121st Great Vallejo Race.
The Great Vallejo Race had originally been scheduled for April 25-26, avoiding the first weekend of May so that fans of SailGP could attend both. As the pandemic ramped up, the YRA moved the GVR to October 10-11. Back in April, did we even imagine we might still be under COVID constraints in October? Pretty sure the average Joe did not.
Fear not, gentle sailor. You can choose from many, many other worthy and fun races during the month of October. We’ll highlight a sampling of them in Wednesday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude.