Corona-Virus - Cancellations and postponements of international events
After the hardly stopped spreading of the Corona Virus, several international regattas were formally cancelled meanwhile. Furthermore, the US Presidential announcement of yesterday to extend the travel ban for European nations will also have a major impact on international sailracing. ----- World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa event that was due to be held in the Italian city from 11 - 19 April 2020. This event was the final opportunity for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification for African, Asian and European sailors in a number of the Olympic Sailing Events. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted World Sailing an extension of the qualification period to 30 June 2020. World Sailing is now working in close collaboration with the IOC and Event Organisers to reschedule the remaining African, Asian and European Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers and to ensure that all quota places can be allocated. The official media release. ----- As worst case scenario, even the postponement of the Olympic Games for one or two years is under consideration by the IOC. ----- Among the cancelled regattas are also events outside Italy, such as the Laser-Master-Europeans in Monaco (April 3-9). EurILCA decided also in conjunction with the Organising Authorities in Portugal to move the 2020 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy dates from April 11-18 to June 20-27. The news.
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