2021 J/24 World Championship cancelled
Published on March 24th, 2021
The International J/24 Class Association and the Parkstone Yacht Club (Poole, United Kingdom) have cancelled the 2021 J/24 World Championship scheduled for September 26-October 1. Despite encouraging progress being made toward the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuing UK lockdown created too much uncertainty regarding International travel.
“We know that this will cause a great deal of disappointment, not only to the Organizing Committee who have worked hard for over four years to deliver a superb event but also to the J/24 community across the world,” said Regatta Chairman Bryan Drake. “Both the OC and the J/24 crews were hoping that the pandemic would be behind us all by now so that we could have looked forward to a fabulous fortnight later this year, but there is too much uncertainty to make this viable.”
The 2020 Worlds were also to be held at Parkstone Yacht Club before they were cancelled due to COVID-19. The current plan for the 2022 Worlds is for the event to be held March 12-19 in Mendoza, Argentina.
UPDATE: The 2022 World Championship is now coming to the USA… click here.