World championship ORC/IRC cancelled

Despite the impressive list of participants and the great efforts of the new York yacht club and the governing bodies for the rules of the ORC and IRC ratings, after all, it was decided to cancel the world championship ORC/IRC 2020, scheduled for September 25 – October 3 at the yacht club harbour Court (Newport, ri). It is reported

“Effects of coronavirus felt throughout the sports world, said the Vice-Commodore of the new York yacht club Christopher CULVER. – Given the difficulties associated with the delivery of boats and teams in the United States from Europe and other countries, as well as the time needed for foreign teams to prepare for this important world Cup, we do not believe that we will be able to hold a truly representative race”.

The world Cup 2020 would be the first for the United States in these classes of boats over the last two decades. The interest of the sailors to the regatta exceeded expectations in the championship, have registered 50 boats from eight countries. However, the case involved a pandemic COVID-19…

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