TP52 World Championship is cancelled
Published on March 13th, 2020
Cape Town, South Africa (March 13, 2020) – Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the second event of the 2020 52 SUPER SERIES season has been cancelled. Planned to also be the 2020 TP52 World Championship, it had been scheduled for March 31st to April 4th in Cape Town, South Africa.
Following final consultation between the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Board of Directors, in light of the deteriorating COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was finalized today and takes account of local health authorities’ advice in South Africa, WHO guidelines, and those in force in the many countries where 52 SUPER SERIES sailors, staff, and their families reside or travel through.
“Our absolute priority right now is safeguarding the continued good health of the extended 52 SUPER SERIES family around the world and that of our hosts and the wider community in South Africa,” said Agustin Zuluéta CEO of the 52 SUPER SERIES. “We have been constantly reviewing the situation and this is the correct course of action. We will continue to monitor fast evolving developments.”
No plans were revealed on when or if the event will be rescheduled.
The 2020 season marks the ninth edition of the 52 SUPER SERIES which is established as the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit.
March 2-6 – Cape Town 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, Cape Town, South Africa
March 31-April 4 – Rolex TP52 World Championship, Cape Town, South Africa (CANCELLED)
May 12-16 – Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino 2020, Scarlino, Italy
June 17-21 – Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Porto Cervo & TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational, Porto Cervo, Italy
July 18-22 – 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, Valencia, Spain
September 15-19 – Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, Puerto Portals, Spain
Alegre – Andy Soriano (USA/GBR), 2018 Botin
Azzurra – Roemmers Family (ARG/ITA), 2018 Botin
Bronenosec – Vladimir Liubomirov (RUS), 2019 Botin
Gladiator – Tony Langley (GBR), 2017 Botin
Paprec Recyclage – Jean-Luc Petithuguenin (FRA), 2015 Judel/Vrolijk
Phoenix 11 – Hasso/Tina Plattner (RSA), 2018 Botin
Phoenix 12 – Hasso/Tina Plattner (RSA), 2014 Botin
Platoon – Harm Müller-Spreer (GER), 2018 Judel/Vrolijk
Provezza – Ergin Imre (TUR), 2018 Judel/Vrolijk
Quantum Racing – Doug DeVos (USA), 2018 Botin
Sled – Takashi Okura (USA), 2018 Botin
Team Vision Future – Jean Jacques Chaubard (FRA), 2015 Botin
Source: 52 Super Series