Region’s Easter sports calendar a sorry sight

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Paraplegic Kenny McGonnell is assisted from the water after finishing the 2018 Albany Harbour Swim by Micheal Stephen and Dave Brenzi.
Camera IconParaplegic Kenny McGonnell is assisted from the water after finishing the 2018 Albany Harbour Swim by Micheal Stephen and Dave Brenzi. Credit: Laurie Benson

The COVID-19 crisis has caused the cancellations of four major events set for the Great Southern on the Easter weekend.

The Albany Harbour Swim on Saturday and Sunday’s Southern Ocean Classic Mile in Denmark have been cancelled.

The harbour swim, which starts at Princess Royal Sailing Club and finishes at the Anzac Peace Park, attracts a big field of swimmers and it would have been the 21st edition of the race later this month.

The Southern Ocean Classic Mile is held annually at Ocean Beach attracting close to 100 swimmers for the 1.6km course but unfortunately can’t go ahead for a second straight year, after last year’s event was cancelled due to rough conditions.

The annual Australian National Soapbox Championships at Mt Clarence has been cancelled for 2020.
Camera IconThe annual Australian National Soapbox Championships at Mt Clarence has been cancelled for 2020. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Soapbox Club have been forced to postpone their 2020 season until further notice.

The club were set to hold the annual Australian National Soapbox Championships at Apex Drive on Mt Clarence on Easter Saturday.

The WA Super Sedan Title has been postponed.
Camera IconThe WA Super Sedan Title has been postponed.

The Albany Speedway Club has also been forced to suspend their season, also affecting the Easter weekend.

The WA Super Sedan Title was due to be run at Attwell Park next weekend but has been postponed until October.

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