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2020 J/70 North American Championship cancelled

by Julie & Christopher Howell 20 May 22:21 PDT September 20-27, 2020
2019 J70 North American Championship © Christopher Howell

The International J/70 Class Association (IJ70CA) and the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada have determined, because of the varying levels of infection and disruption across the world, that the 2020 J/70 North American Championship scheduled for September 20-27 is cancelled. The Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. They understand the huge commitment of time and money it takes to participate in a major Championship, as well as the enormous resources that our host clubs dedicate to such events.

The 2021 J/70 North American Championship will remain as planned from May 12-15 at the Annapolis Yacht Club in Annapolis, MD. The Class intends to hold the 2022 J/70 North American Championship at the Port Credit Yacht Club, meaning the 2023 J/70 North American Championship will be hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida (originally scheduled for 2022). In the meantime, the Class wishes all J/70 sailors and their families the best in these difficult times. We look forward to resuming sailing as soon as we can.

Scott Weakley, IJ70CA Executive Committee member representing the Canadian J/70 Class Association, said, "It's definitely disappointing to have to cancel this year's event, but we fully support a spring 2021 North American Championship in Annapolis as a great way for the J/70 Class to kickstart the 2021 summer sailing season. We hope it's a tremendously successful regatta."

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