ORC / IRC World Championship Canceled
Despite the impressive list of participants and the great efforts of the New York Yacht Club and governing bodies according to the rules of ORC and IRC ratings, it was decided to cancel the 2020 ORC / IRC World Championship, scheduled for September 25 – October 3 at the yacht club Harbor Court (Newport, Rhode Island). This is reported by https://rusyf.ru.
“The impact of coronavirus is felt throughout the sports world,” said Christopher Culver, vice-commander of the New York Yacht Club. “Given the difficulties associated with the delivery of boats and teams to the USA from Europe and other countries, as well as the time required for foreign teams to prepare for this prestigious world championship, we do not believe that we can hold a truly representative regatta.”
The 2020 World Cup was to be the first for the United States in these boat classes over the past two decades. The interest of yachtsmen in the regatta exceeded expectations: 50 boats from eight countries of the world registered at the championship. However, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened …
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