COVID-19 shuffles 52 SUPER SERIES 2021
Published on February 26th, 2021
Due to COVID-19 restrictions impacting travel and gatherings at major sporting events, the 52 SUPER SERIES has revised the 2021 regatta schedule for the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit.
With a goal of offering the highest degree of certainty to owners, teams, and venues, and the current outlook preventing early season events to an be held at an appropriate standard, the following events have been cancelled or rescheduled:
May 3-8 – 52 SUPER SERIES Saint Tropez Sailing Week – Saint Tropez, France
June 5-10 – 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week – Galicia, Spain
July 12-17 – Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2021 – Cascais, Portugal
Instead, the objective is to run a four regattas season in 2021:
July 13-17 – Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Mar
August 24-28 – Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week & TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational
September 28-October 2 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week
November 2-6 – Rolex TP52 World Championship RCNP
“This has been a tough decision to take but ours is a circuit that draws owners and teams from all around the world, and while you might say things are moving in the right direction in many parts of Europe, unfortunately there is still not enough certainty,” explained Agustín Zulueta, CEO of the 52 SUPER SERIES.
“Our approach is to be responsible and pragmatic looking to what we feel confident we should be able to deliver, rather than overpromise and underdeliver. In this dynamic situation we need to minimize the risk to everyone and put ourselves in the best position to deliver safe, competitive events commensurate with the status of the world’s leading grand prix circuit.
“With this plan we feel we have an option that will deliver the maximum amount of enjoyable, competitive racing in environments we know well, with minimal travel and transport involved. It will be great for everyone to be welcomed back to these venues in Spain, Valencia, Mallorca and Menorca, which are so popular with our owners and teams where we have had such great racing over the years.”
Following the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, the abbreviated 2021 schedule will be the ninth edition of the 52 SUPER SERIES which was established as the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit.
Source: 52 Super Series