There has been a definite turn of the tide as the covid-19 pandemic recedes, regatta organisers instead of postponing or cancelling events are starting to publish information on how they hope to restart racing or run their event.
2020 Regatta Updates
We have the following updates on upcoming races along with yachts we have available to charter for those that are ready and waiting to get back on the water.
Race the Wight – RORC’s race around the Isle of Wight
Saturday 1st August 2020
A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August will see the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). The race will replace the originally scheduled Channel Race and is open to Two Handed and family/same-household COVID-19 compliant entries, racing IRC 0.900 and above.
RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone comments: “It’s been extremely difficult to know what changes to racing will allow us to go back to our original programme; taking into consideration the current regulations and social distancing measures, plus the need to protect the integrity of the season pointscore. It’s our belief that the Channel Race may be a little too early to allow fully crewed racing and would potentially be difficult with regulations not permitting overnight racing. We therefore think a race around the Isle of Wight (for those who can), is a great compromise as crews can enjoy a distance race whilst still remaining close to the Solent.”
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Round Ireland Update
22nd August 2020
At the end of May the Wicklow Sailing Club published the Revised Notice of Race for the 2020 SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race. This has lead to a steady increase in entries with 43 confirmed entries as at 2100 on 15th June 2020.
Rolex Middle Sea Race – Notice of Race published
17th October 2020
The Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) has published the Notice of Race for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race. Over the past few weeks, the RMYC has carefully monitored developments globally and, in particular, the advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation and the Maltese government concerning participation sports like yacht racing. The club’s intention to run the 2020 race remains subject to changes in circumstances both locally and internationally, and the evolution of guidelines between June and October. In the meantime, there has been a steady stream of yachts indicating their interest in participating with some 30 entries received to date.
Race Entries Confirmed for the Les Voiles de St Tropez
28th – 3rd September & 6th – 10th October
… following your request of participation, the Organising Committee of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez has met and we are pleased to inform you that your request has been accepted for the 2020 edition Les Voiles de Saint-Trope from September 26 to October 10, 2020. The details of the racing and festive program will be confirmed by the 31st August 2020….