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Allen Australian Flying 11 Championship postponement

by Australian Flying 11 Association 23 Dec 2020 11:00 GMT
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It will not come as a surprise, but it is still with a strong sense of sadness, that Australian F11 Association are announcing the Allen Flying 11 Nationals scheduled for January will be postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 driven challenges impacting our ability to put on a fair and safe regatta attracting all who wish to attend.

Although there are some promising signs which made it tempting to hang on and hope for a bit longer, the consensus amongst members was to make a decision now and allow everyone to plan accordingly. The uncertainties surrounding the status of both the NSW Health and QLD border restrictions over the coming weeks gave the Association little real choice.

The plan is to move the regatta to the April school holidays. Dates will be confirmed in early January after discussions with Belmont 16s, our race officials and volunteers. This year the F11 grand final at the end of the season instead of the middle and still expect it to be hotly contested.

The Association would like to thank the team at Belmont 16s for their efforts to get us so close and for their flexibility in the circumstances. We are also lucky to have incredible support from our sponsors Allen Performance Sailing Hardware, Liros Ropes, Vaikoi and Composite Spars and Tubes.

We wish all of our Flying 11 and the general sailing community a safe and Merry Christmas. Let's knock this thing on its head now so we can enjoy the rest or our sailing season!

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