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21 Aug 2020

470 Management Committee Update - August 21, 2020

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2020 470 Open European Championship


Dear 470 sailors, coaches, class members, and friends:

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new surge of cases in Europe, especially in Spain and France, the 470 Management Committee has determined that the 2020 Open European Championship cannot be held in a 100% safe way and with the desired participation level. The 470 class and the event organizer Club Nàutic S’Arenal cannot guarantee the running of the event due to rapidly-evolving local and national restrictions and travel warnings for Mallorca. Therefore, the 2020 Open European Championship is now officially cancelled and will not be replaced by another event on an alternate date or location within the calendar year 2020.  We now look forward to the 2021 season. 

It is with great regret that we make this announcement. Please know that the Management Committee weighed all possible options and extensively deliberated on the best interests of the 470 class as a whole. We appreciate the additional time granted to us by the 470 community to make this decision.  

A special thank you to the organizers of our 2020 events for all their help and cooperation over these difficult months. We are encouraged by this continuing partnership for 470 class events for years to come.

We now turn to our attention toward the long list of actions we can take through the end of 2020 to make our class better.  There is no further change to the current 2021 schedule and the class is focused on delivering those future events in a safe and professional manner.

Thank you for your patience,

Management Committee
Int. 470 Class Association