World Cup Series Enoshima is cancelled
Published on April 2nd, 2020
Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Final to be held June 14-21 in Enoshima, Japan. The event venue of Enoshima Yacht Harbour is also the Sailing venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Sailing’s Board of Directors and the Japan Sailing Federation (JSAF) agreed on the cancellation following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to ensure the health and well-being of sailors, support personnel, officials, and volunteers.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now be held from July 23 to August 8 2021 and World Sailing is currently working with the IOC on necessary adaptations to Games delivery plans and Olympic qualification systems.
World Sailing and JSAF are now in discussions, looking at possibilities for future Olympic class sailing events to be held out of Enoshima Yacht Harbour ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The World Cup Series is an annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors, and a key touchpoint for fans and media to connect to the sport of sailing and develop support for athletes on their road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading sailors, representing 75 nations, have competed in the World Cup Series since its inception in 2008.
2019-20 Hempel World Cup Series
Aug 27-Sep 1, 2019 – Enoshima, Japan
January 20-25, 2020 – Miami, USA
April 14-19, 2020 – Genoa, Italy (CANCELLED)
June 16-21, 2020 – Enoshima, Japan (CANCELLED)
Source: World Sailing