The sailing spectacular is usually a ‘must see’ event
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Leeuwarder Courant, the sailing festival ‘SneekWeek’ will not go ahead this year due to social distancing rules. Normally, thousands of people line the shores of the Sneekermeer, however due to the ongoing worldwide Coronavirus epidemic it has been decided to err on the side of caution this year.
The fun-fair will go ahead, though, from July 31 through to August 6 on the Martiniplein in Sneek. “As we all know, this is a somewhat different year to normal”, said the Mayor of Súdwest-Fryslân, Jannewietske de Vries, “and we are being led by the RIVM’s [public health] regulations”.
Director of the Dutch Fair Association (Nederlandse Kermisbond, NKB), Jan Boots, is “incredibly happy” that the city of Sneek has given the fun-fair a green light. “As the NKB, we have continuously said that we can do lots on the Martiniplein, whilst taking appropriate measures”.
It is not yet clear how the fair will keep to the regulations, “but I can assure you now that it will be an attractive fair, with enough eye-catching attractions and variety to make it suitable for all groups”, says Boots. He also said that around 30 attractions could find their place at the fair.