Sailing News

World Match Racing Tour – Congressional Cup – Long Beach CA USA canceled

The Long Beach Yacht Club has canceled the 2020 Congressional Cup regatta, which had been slated to begin April 2020 and postponed to mid-October. The 56th edition was to be the opening event of the 2020 World Match Racing Tour season in a new format on Alamitos Bay for the first time on Solings. As a Grade One match race, the Congressional Cup hosts an international field of top-ranked sailors and race officials, but the ongoing travel restrictions, in part, forced the abandonment of the event as the issues related to the coronavirus pandemic could not be overcome. —– The event website.