Inasmuch as no good can come from divulging the details of
why it happened, for the record, Cheetah would only like to
thank Jock West for his efforts in trying to stage this event.
The entire venue of the regatta was jock’s idea. We at Cheetah
think that it is a good one. Cheetah stands ready, willing and
able to supply boats to a new regatta when and if it can be
We do not know of any plans to hold a new regatta presently,
although there is talk and effort directed to that end. The
basis for this continued effort is based solely upon the
overwhelming positive response to the event both before and
after its demise. I am only guessing, but I would imagine that
there could be an announcement, in the near future, of a larger
event than originally planned.
Cheetah would also like to thank all of the other people that
were involved in the development of the event. Kenny Read, Roger
Marshall, Scott Allen, Charlie Ulmer, Bob Ames, and the Folks at
North Sails all worked on their parts, most without
compensation. Without their efforts an event such as this would
not be possible.
Lastly, Cheetah would like to acknowledge the efforts of the
individual teams. We realize that their efforts are yet
unrewarded, and that the demise of the event may have caused
them embarrassment with those that agreed to fund their
participation. You have our commitment that, notwithstanding
that Cheetah has been severely damaged by the withdrawal of
Affinicom’s sponsorship of the original event, Cheetah will
continue to stand beside Jock West however and if Jock manages
to resurrect his event.
CHEETAH INTERNATIONAL INC
John Schimenti, President