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WASZP Events - Making the most of 2020

by WASZP Class 15 Jun 2020 22:21 PDT
WASZP fleet at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club © Drew Malcolm

As the world begins to open up, WASZP is taking full advantage of any opportunity to connect its community. One thing this global pandemic has allowed us to do is get our infrastructure more up to date and continue to connect our sailors digitally.

In the coming months there will be some exciting announcements around our 2021 WASZP Membership and what our community will gain from being a member. With RACEHUB including GPS challenges, eSailing and championship racing.

In the meantime we are intent on making the most of 2020 with some fantastic events coming on-line in the back half of this year. Our webite is fully updated and we will continue to add to these events www.waszp.com/events.

With all tier 1 and 2 WASZP events cancelled for 2020, including the WASZP Games/Europeans in Garda which were scheduled for July 30-August 6th, it has given a great opportunity for domestic events to take on larger importance. With many associations/nations preparing to host National Championships towards the end of 2020. In addition to this Foiling Week has been scheduled 17th -20th of September giving those of you who are craving some Lake Garda perfection and a large fleet an opportunity to still sail. Click the link above as entries and race documents will be coming on-line shortly.

If you haven't been to a major WASZP event re-live all the action from this great class and watch TAKING FLIGHT!

WASZP Games 2021 - Update

The 2021 International WASZP Games are scheduled for April 9-18th at Wakatere Boating Club Auckland just after Easter and just after the Americas Cup. The ultimate sailing holiday experience, with crowds now allowed back in NZ, there is hope that at the very least a trans-tasman travel bubble will be in force soon.

More WASZP Games information here.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 Situaton and at this stage are very much planning on an International Event, with NZ now free of the virus and opened up internally there is asome light at the end of the tunnel. However, the situation is that some countries may not be allowed into NZ and some may be. If any WASZP Sailors can not attend the games due to restrictions the event will still run in the form of PACIFIC Championships. Even as a Pacific Championships we would envisage a 100+ boat fleet with the AUS/NZ rivalry enhanced by participation and growth of the pacific nations.

This would then put a heavy focus on our Tier 2 events for 2021, with significant interest around an American Championship and European Championship.

2021 Event Circuit: (draft)

  • WASZP Games/Pacific Championships April 9-18
  • American Championships June (Prior to SailGP New York)
  • European Championships August - Venue TBC
  • WASZP EuroCup - 6 legs - TBC

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