2020 Grand Slam is cancelled (sort of)

Published on June 10th, 2020

The Grand Slam Match Race Series, which promotes four USA Grade 2 events in August and September, has been cancelled in 2020 due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision came as a result of current travel restrictions, quarantine requirements for returning nationals, housing limitations, and the risk of other unknown factors which would prevent hosting the events as scheduled.

The status of the Grand Slam as a top International series of grade 2 match races, along with the expected level of racing and hospitality, could not be maintained.

However, the cancellation of the Grand Slam Match Race Series does not preclude the member organizations from conducting racing on the original dates if it is safe and possible to do so. Stay tuned and connected with each organization for more details.

Looking to 2021, the host organizations are dedicated to the Grand Slam Series returning to the high-quality international events which had previously resulted in the team with the highest score winning Grand Slam title and earning an invitation to the Grade 1 Congressional Cup in Long Beach, CA.

For 2020 Notice of Series, click here.

2020 Schedule:

August 13-16 – Chicago Grand Slam – Chicago, IL
Sydney Symons: regattamanager@chicagoyachtclub.org

August 19-23 – Detroit Cup – Detroit, MI

Lance Smotherman: thedetroitcup@byc.com

August 27-31 – Oakcliff International – Oyster Bay, NY

Patrick Burks: regatta@oakcliffsailing.org

September 1-5 – Thompson Cup – Oyster Bay, NY

JP Blaise and Bill Simon: 2020ThompsonCup@seawanhaka.org

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