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French Olympic Week (SOF) 2020 goes virtual

by Soazig Guého 16 Apr 18:21 BST 18-25 April 2020
Tom Squires came 6th at French Olympic Week in Hyeres © Eric Bellande

The organisers of the Hyères Olympic Week have taken the tough decision to cancel the event, scheduled from 18 to 25 April.

All possible options for a later date in the 2020 calendar have been scrutinised but none seemed viable to organise an event lining up over 600 boats from 60 different countries in technical and health conditions the organisers have guaranteed for more than five decades.

As for today, the organisers are working on the 2021 edition together with their sponsor Toulon Provence Méditerranée and with World Sailing for an outstanding edition next year.

Just weeks away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Semaine Olympique de Hyères will already be in "Paris 2024 mode" as the represented classes will be more than in Japan, including the windfoils, the mixed kitefoils, the mixed 470 and one double mixed offshore event, that is all the classes scheduled for Paris 2024.

The 2021 edition already promises to be exceptional and very animated with a full race village open to the public and set in the port of Hyères.

Save the date then from 17 through 24 April, 2021.

The Virtual SOF, enter now!

From 20 to 26 April, everyone is invited to take part in the Virtual SOF, for the first time open to everyone. Every day you will be able to test your sailing skills on a Nacra 17 or 49er.

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