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2020 RS Tera Nationals at Torbay cancelled

by Marcus Collingbourne 16 Jul 2020 18:26 BST

It is with great regret that the UK RS Tera Class Association has had to take the sad, but perhaps inevitable, decision to cancel the RS Tera National Championship 2020, due to be held at Royal Torbay Yacht Club over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Association's Event organising committee have been working tirelessly over the past months to make the Nationals happen, but unfortunately the obstacles put in our way due to the Covid-19 restrictions have become insurmountable.

Once we had the news that RTYC were unable to host the event, we thought we had an 11th hour solution that would enable us to change venue, delivering an equally great sailing area and providing a significant boat park area and beach-style launching, but this too proved impossible.

Class Development Manager Marcus Collingbourne commented, "It is a shame that after so much hard work by both the Association and the host venue that we have ended up having to cancel this year's Nationals. We thought we had a viable alternative at the last minute but with the government restrictions, particularly shore-side, this too was unattainable. We thank our Tera family for their support during this challenging year and we look forward to hopefully delivering some quality RS Tera racing before season end".

We would like to thank all those that replied to our recent Nationals 2020 survey, particularly for such positive feedback. In these uncertain times it was heartening to see a massive 80% of respondents wishing to see the event go ahead. Also it showed the resilience of our sailors, and parents, with nearly 90% saying the lack of changing facilities at a venue would not put them off attending - it just goes to show that our Tera sailors want to go racing!

Having lost three of our four national events this sailing season we are hoping that, given the continued easing of restrictions, we will be able to organize an event in the late Summer/early Autumn, tentatively titled THE Event, more information will be released in due course.

In these uncertain times the UK RS Tera Class Association is working hard to promote RS Tera sailing and racing throughout the UK, and we would urge all Tera sailors across the UK to help us survive these challenging times by joining and paying the £17.50 Annual Membership Fee for 2020 - we can not exist without paying members. Further information on membership can be found at

The UK RS Tera Class Association would like to thank all our sailors and their families for their continued support and we hope to be able to get together in the not too distant future.

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