2020 Finn Gold Cup cancelled

Published on August 18th, 2020

The International Finn Association has decided to cancel the 2020 Finn Gold Cup, due to be held October 2-10, after it was postponed from its original dates of May 8-16 in Mallorca, Spain.

The class policy had been to wait as long as possible before making a decision, but in order to provide adequate time for planning, booking and, for some sailors, time to quarantine, the class decided that a decision must be made by August 21. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation in Spain and other parts of Europe, an increasing number of sailors were going to be affected by travel restrictions in Spain and at home.

“We have monitored the situation weekly and hoped against hope that conditions would be favourable to hold our world championship, but increasing restrictions, and a generally worsening situation across Europe, means that we no longer think the event is either feasible or fair,” said class president Balazs Hajdu. “As well as the safety considerations, there would be too many absent sailors and nations and this would devalue the competition, so we have taken the tough decision to cancel.”

Event details: http://2020.finngoldcup.org/

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