Corona Virus - the 470 World Championship in Palma postponed ! American athletes advised to return to the USA

Friday, March 13, 2020   
 Corona Virus  the 470 World Championship in Palma postponed ! American athletes advised to return to the USA
More sailing event postponed or cancelled due to the COVID19 Pandemia ! ----- The 470 World Championship in Palma, planned for next week, has been postponed. The Trofeo Princesa Sofia scheduled back to back with the 470 Worlds has also been cancelled. ----- Hit by these unavoidable decisions are the USA and CAN teams present in the 470 men and the 470 women. ----- Considering the current developments - the travel restrictions from Europe announced by the U.S. on March 11, as well as the event cancellations - , the US Sailing Team advised all American Olympic class sailing athletes who are training in Europe to return to the United States. The postponement of the 2020 470 World Championships and possible changes to the 2020 Finn Gold Cup in May will impact the U.S. Olympic Trials. US Sailing will re-evaluate the selection procedures for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. ----- Cancelled is also the first Act of the GC32 Catamaran Racing Tour in Oman.


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