2020 J/24 World Champs is cancelled

Published on April 21st, 2020

The International J/24 Class Association (IJCA) has confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 J/24 World Championship, which was to be held September 12-18 at Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole, United Kingdom.

“With the current COVID-19 situation, it is looking very likely that the lockdown in the UK is going to carry on for some time yet, and at this time no indication has been given on how an exit policy will work,” commented Bryan Drake, Regatta Chair. In addition to health and safety concerns, travel restrictions are likely to remain for some time as well as limited access to yacht clubs and marinas.

“The IJCA is extremely fortunate to have incredible World Championship hosts committed to the next four years that allow for this scheduling change,” said Nancy Zangerle, IJCA Chair. “We hope this approach will allow our Class members and our hosts to plan accordingly. At this time, of greatest importance is the health and well-being of our J/24 family. We all long for the time when we can return to the water.”

Future Schedule for World Championship titles:
2021 World Championship, September 24-October 2, Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole, UK
2022 World Championship, March (exact dates To Be Announced), Mendoza, Argentina
2023 World Championship, July 16-23, Corpus Christi, Texas USA
2024 World Championship, dates and exact location To Be Announced, Greece

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