cancel culture, cont’d.

Even here in China sailing events are affected by COVID

The China Club Challenge Match has been delayed by a month due to Xiamen largely shutting down, including the train station and airport temporarily due to around 100 positive tests in the province. Currently, the event is hoped to run during mid-late November.

The Round Hainan Regatta, China’s biggest offshore regatta with expected entries of around 60 crews which would have seen its 11th edition has been canceled. 

China Cup International Regatta which typically has around 50% of its Beneteau 40.7 charter fleet rented out by foreign teams is unlikely to go ahead as entry into the country can involve up to 21 days quarantine and it is hardly the America’s Cup.

The event normally runs in November and there are no details on the website one way or another so one assumes the event is, once again not happening -it was canceled in 2020.

Also gone the way of so many others are the World Match Racing Tour finals. With the event originally scheduled to start on 15th December and even Hong Kong & Mainland China not tabled to open to each other until February 2022 at the earliest, that event according to the WMRT website has also been postponed.

Thankfully many other sailing events, including the Sailing National Games still went or are going ahead.

Challenging times!