March 9, 2020—The International J/24 Class Association (IJCA) and the Italian Federation of Sailing (F.I.V.) who delegates Yacht Club Adriaco, Triestina della Vela and Yacht Club Porto San Rocco today announced the cancellation of the 2020 J/24 European Championship scheduled for April 29-May 5, 2020 at Porto San Rocco, Muggia (Trieste), Italy.
“After consulting the members of the Organizing Committee and the J/24 Class, cancelling the European Championship is the responsible and wise decision to make at this time,” said Roberto Sponza, the 2020 J/24 European Championship Event Chairperson.
The spread of the Covid-19 virus has caused concern worldwide. The Italian government’s latest restrictions impede travel within Italy and place prohibitions on sporting events and gatherings. These new restrictions are in place until April 3. “At this time, we must confront the possibility that these restrictions within Italy could be extended or ended,” said Sponza, “Other European governments may impose similar restrictions on travel in the near future. All these restrictions have impact on the competitors who have registered for this year’s European Championship.”