It would seem, already all or nearly all the sailing competitions in the world cancelled or postponed. But no, not all. Every day come new reports.
So, today the participants of the round the world Clipper Race 2019-20 announced the decision of the organizers to suspend for at least 10 months to this race, which involves Amateur teams.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the fact that the Clipper Race fleet are faced with an almost insoluble problem: the yacht parties were to visit one after the other – three ports in China, where at this time raging epidemic of coronavirus. In the end it was decided: stay in China, to cancel, to drop anchor in Subic Bay (near Manila) filipinska on the island of Luzon and spend a few races, and then on March 21 to take a course across the ocean to Seattle.
The plan, alas, had to be abandoned. Because, first, the quarantine mode has been introduced to Luzon. And secondly, state of emergency declared throughout the United States.
Nothing to do. Clipper Race 2019-20, according to the participants, suspend for 10 months (to then still visit the Chinese city, etc.). The only question is how the same participants to return home. This is a considerable problem…
The organizers of the world’s largest class regatta Optimist – Optimist Lake Garda Meeting which was to be held 8 – 12 April – announced that the competition was postponed. New tentative date for the regatta on June 11-14.
Last night came reports about the cancellation of popular 935-mile Bermuda Race, Antigua regatta. The traditional race was to start on may 6.
Finally, yesterday, The British The Royal Western Yacht Club has announced the decision to move to 2021 the famous transatlantic race Ostar and Twostar, also scheduled for may.snowball