Following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) the renewed Medemblik Regatta, that was planned for 4-7 June 2020 is now cancelled. The rebirth of this sailing spring classic will take place in 2021, the exact date is still to be decided. The decision was taken in close consultation with World Sailing as a measure to help fight the Corona Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is not the moment”
CEO of the Dutch Sailing (Watersportverbond) Arno van Gerven said: “The decision was taken in recognition of the global outbreak of the Corina virus. This is not the moment to continue planning and organising an international sports event, while the world battles this pandemic.”
About the Medemblik Regatta
The Medemblik Regatta has a reputation for quality, innovation and surprise since 1985. Together with the other sailing spring classics like Kieler Woche, Semaine Olympique Hyères and the Sofia Cup, Medemblik will once again have a prominent and protected position on the International calendar for the next four years. As a result, from 2021 onwards, International top sailors in all Olympic classes on their way to Tokyo 2021 and or Paris 2024, can collect valuable points for the world ranking in Medemblik.