In recent days the list of regattas, the organizers have decided to cancel or postpone the competition increased again. And significantly.
Let’s start with the decision of the owners is rapidly gaining popularity racing series SailGP to cancel the stage in San Francisco may 2 – 3.
SEO series famous Russell Coutts said on this occasion: “We, of course, terribly upset, but we just didn’t have. The health and safety of people – our foremost goal. We will definitely try to keep this year, the total number of stages SailGР, but it is difficult to say whether it is or not.”
Now the America’s Cup – or rather, the OS first etape racing series of America’s Cup World Series, the first stage of which was to be held in Cagliari in Sardinia 23 – 26 April. But – will not take place (of course, the fault of the pandemic coronavirus) about yesterday in an official communiqué announced the host of the Italian team Luna Rossa.
Canceled and cancelled, the reader decide. And it will be wrong, because the problem is much more difficult than it might seem.
After the April stage of the series, in Cagliari to be held one – 4 – June 7 in English Portsmouth. But now, it turns out, broke up and he. Does it make sense to new Zealanders and Americans to move their boats far in Europe, losing a lot of precious training time for a single regatta, which is quite likely, in turn, can cancel?
One thing is clear: we need to fundamentally change the calendar of America’s Cup World Series. Now on this issue scratching their heads bosses of the America’s Cup. And honestly that answer yet.
And here is the cancellation of the regatta, which directly concerns the Russian sailors. The Board of Directors of the prestigious racing series the 52 Super Series have decided to cancel the stage in Cape town, which was to be held 31 March – 4 April. At the same time this stage was the FIFA world Cup 2020. Now for the championship will be looking for another living space.
Will not take place and the 5th round of the Winter series of class SB20 in Cascais (Portugal), scheduled for 28 – 29 March.
The world Council of yacht class ILCA (until recently – Laser), decided that the world Cup 2020 ILCA Laser World Masters Championship in Geelong (Australia) is not held. Prior to the regatta (21 – 28 March) was already on – hand to sell, many riders had to arrive in Australia, and then…
In General, from world calendar of regattas is little left. Complete rout. Just think, all this trouble brought unseen and unknown coronavirus. And because we haven’t said anything about the abolition worldwide of numerous boat show! There is the same picture.
And here is the news: in closing, so to speak, to make the picture complete.
In connection with the spread of the coronavirus, the international Federation sail – World Sailing – cancelled its extraordinary General conference, which was held in London on 2 may.snowball