2020 J/105 North Americans cancelled
Published on July 16th, 2020
The J/105 Class Association, Annapolis Yacht Club, and J/105 Fleet #3 have decided, because of the varying levels of infection and disruption across the world, to cancel the 2020 J/105 North American Championship scheduled for October 29-November 1.
The Organizing Authority has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to the commitment of time and money required to participate in a Continental Championship, as well as the enormous resources hosts dedicate to such events, that it was best to focus efforts on 2021 when the same team will host the championship on October 28-31.
“We were hopeful when we sent out the Notice of Race that COVID-19 would be a distant memory by the time the event took place at the end of October, but unfortunately, that may not be the case,” said Event Co-Chair Cedric Lewis. “We have complete confidence in AYC’s ability to conduct Championship-caliber racing in a safe manner, but the other aspects of the event, including social events and post-race gathering on the dock, would not be possible.”
Previously scheduled North American Championships will shift back one year as follows: San Francisco Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA) in 2022, American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) in 2023, and Edgewater Yacht Club (Cleveland, OH) in 2024.