RS Aero Worlds at the Gorge
Published on March 26th, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 RS Aero World Championship remain on schedule to be held August 2-7 at Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Official Race Statement on March 25:
We recognize the severity of the current crisis. Whilst there are challenges and uncertainty, at this time we are proceeding under the assumption that our World Championships may go ahead successfully. We have made the decision to extend the early bird entry fee discount to April 30, with an update to the NOR confirming the details.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and expect to be able to make a more definitive statement in the next couple of weeks. You may anticipate a further announcement on or before April 17. At that time, if the decision is made to cancel the event, Columbia Gorge Racing Association will fully refund all entry fees to those who have entered and RS Sailing will refund charter fees. In the meantime competitors are advised not to incur any non refundable expenses (travel, accommodation, etc.).
This is a very difficult time and the priority right now is to do what is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our families, friends and communities. We appreciate everyone’s patience and continued support.
In its five-year existence, the RS Aero Class has over 2,200 worldwide with close to 400 in North America alone. This will be the fourth edition of the event which has been held in France, the UK, and Australia.