Petition for World Sailing to cancel Hempel Sailing World Cup Genoa 2020 due to the risks of Coronavirus (COVID-19):
It is irresponsible and possibly dangerous to host the Hempel Sailing World Cup in Genoa due to the risks of COVID-19. Having hundreds of sailors, coaches and staff from all over the world stay in Northern Italy and return to their home countries would undue global efforts to contain the virus.
It is the responsibility of World Sailing to provide safe events for their competitors. Many sailing federations are required compete in Genoa to qualify for the Olympics, which forces them to decide between their safety and a chance to compete at the Olympic Games.
World Sailing should make the responsible decision to cancel the event and chose a safer location for final Olympic qualifications.