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2020 RORC Easter Challenge has been cancelled due to Coronavirus

by Trish Jenkins - J2 Communications 19 Mar 15:45 GMT 10-12 April 2020
A spot of mark rounding practice but never enough wind for the real thing - RORC Easter Challenge 2019 © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

In line with the Government's latest advice, and the Royal Yachting Association's announcement to suspend events in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has taken the decision to cancel the Easter Challenge which was due to take place in the Solent between 10-12th April.

"The Government have advised against gatherings, to minimise social contact and avoid non-essential travel to control the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. In light of this, the RORC has taken the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the popular Easter training regatta in response to these measures," said Chris Stone, RORC Racing Manager.

"There has been no decision made about the RORC Season Points Championships which starts with the Cervantes Race on 8th May and we will continue to monitor the situation and advise members and sailors closer to the time."

For further information, questions etc, please contact the RORC Race Team on or +44 (0)1983 295144 or see www.rorc.org

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