Italians withdrew the application
The organizers of the 2020 world championship in the Optimist yacht class, which was to be held in Riva del Garda (Italy) from July 1 to 11, said they were withdrawing their application.
No one had hoped that the world championship will be held on Lake Garda in July. But there was a chance that the regatta could be held at other, later dates. And now, the organizers officially signed that they could not do it.
It remains to be hoped that one of the members of the International Optimist Class Yacht Association (IODA) will wish to save the 2020 championship. In this case, it will be necessary to inform the IODA leaders about this no later than June 8 and submit an official application no later than June 22.
Alas, I must admit: the chances of saving the championship are now extremely small. But, nevertheless, miracles do happen, you know.
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