Rinviato al 2021 il Campionato Europeo Invernale Open
si riporta la comunicazione del presidente della classe internazionale Europa, Paul Depoorter, che avvisa del rinvio al 2021 del Campionato Europeo Invernale Open organizzato dal C.N. La Croisette (Cannes - FRA).
Europe Class WINTER EUROPEANS 2020 in Cannes/FRA postponed until 2021
With the ongoing Covid-19 situation we have decided, together with the International Europe Class Union and French Europe Class Association, to postpone 2020 Europe Class
WINTER EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP and instead move the event to 2021.
With less than a month to go to the Event, and with the restrictions that are now implemented in France and in many other countries, we have to accept that it’s not possible to run
such an important event.
Basically the main problems are:
- The Event needs the approval from the French National Authorities. But that permission
cannot be asked until 11th December – 15 days before the competition – and after many
previous consultations, the chances to get a “NO” as answer are very high. And that would
be around 10 days before the regatta.
- The country will be under a night-time curfew (9 pm to 7 am), limiting traveling options for
sailors, coaches, families, members of the organizing committee, International Jury, etc.
- All restaurants and bars are closed in France, at least, until January.
The Club Nautique de La Croisette in Cannes will try to organize a local event, “Régate de
proximité” for their local sailors, with local race committees and local juries, but it is even not
sure that this event will be accepted by the authorities.
We thank all committed organizers and sponsors for your support and expect to keep the
good cooperation for 2021 instead.
To all of you sailors, we hope that you continue to do what you love, namely sail the Europe
Class. Stay healthy and safe.
All the best
Aline Vielle, Chaiman of Club Nautique La Croisette and French Europe Class Association
Paul Depoorter, President IECU
30 November 2020