"Covid or no Covid, we're not letting that Boris kill our tradition," cried elderly boater Herbie Neil, "Our public needs a lift in these trying times. Even if the year ends in tiers were not letting it end in tears, so the 14th Annual Herbie Awards are going ahead. We've spaced out the virtual tables and ordered some sequined face masks and we're ready to go."
Asked how awards can be made when so little boating has gone on this year, the old gentleman replied "We'll think of something, we still managed to get in about twenty days of boating this year and we needed the help of quite a few people in one way or another so there's plenty of competition for awards."
This years Award series starts on December 1st, so book your socially distanced seats, wash your hands, slip on your face masks, and bring a substantial meal. It's about to begin.