canceled, not postponed

The headline of N2E mass e-mail sent out today says Newport to Ensenada Race Postponed.

Amazing how some of these canceled events are being called postponed. No, they are not postponed, they are canceled. These guys are saying the 2020 N2E is postponed until 2021. What? The 2020 N2E has been canceled, period. Sure, they certainly want to run it 2021, but this year’s race is  canceled.  It makes zero sense to  reschedule a 2020 race for 2021.  Do they then pretend that 2020 never happened?  Just call a spade a spade and move on.

So, with that in mind, the 2020 N2E race has been canceled:

Newport Beach, CA – In light of the Corvid 19 virus,  the Newport Ocean Racing Association’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to reschedule the 73rd annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht International Race until April 23, 2021.

“Safety of our volunteers and racers is always the top priority, leaving this decision as the only viable choice,” said Commodore William Gibbs.

All current 2020 paid entrants are now automatically registered as 2021 competitors with no action required. Entrants may also request a refund or elect for a tax-deductible donation of their fee to aid with NOSA’s 2020 incurred expenses by emailing [email protected]

“We are grateful for the support of our volunteers, sponsors, and racers. We look forward to weathering this current crisis, and making the  2021 event better than ever,” announced Commodore Gibbs.