The 2021 Finn Gold Cup was opened on Friday in Porto, Portugal, but without an opening ceremony due to COVID-19, but with a practice race with a small fleet taking part. Nearly 60 sailors from 33 nations are taking part in the final major event before the Olympic Games in August.
Unfortunately, after the press conference from last Tuesday we had to make the decision to cancel the North Sea Regatta again this year. We are disappointed that we had to make this decision after all our planning efforts for the additional program started to take shape. We hope to see you all next year!
Looking for a boat to race or looking for crew to join your team? The Royal Ocean Racing Club have launched an updated Crew Match portal that aims to simplify the process of matching boat owners and crew wherever they race in the world.
The Allianz Regatta in Medemblik is split into two events. The races in the international Olympic classes will be sailed from 2 to 13 June 2021. The Open Dutch Championship, in non-Olympic classes, will be postponed to this autumn. In this way there is sufficient space and time for everyone to be able to continue the racing in these classes only.
The Dutch offshore Veronica Race is accepted as qualification opportunity for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021. Several qualifying offshore sailing races in the Netherlands had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions. Many subscripted teams to the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 had difficulty to collect their required offshore nautical miles. The RORC recently confirmed the Veronica Race as additional qualification race for the Fastnet.
Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal.