Message from ILCA :

Dear Laser Class Representative,

We wanted to send all Districts information about our 2020 ILCA World Championships.

Following is an update about our remaining 2020 Events. We will continue to post updates and notify Districts when new information is available.

2020 ILCA Laser Masters in Geelong, Australia – POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Based on safety and public health factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILCA World Council and our local event host have decided NOT to proceed with the 2020 Masters World Championships as scheduled on 21-28 March, 2020.

We understand that some sailors may already be on site, other are en route and some have imminent departures. Given the extreme rapidity of developments and the uncertainty surrounding travel and participation in this event, the decision to take this extraordinary step was decided to be the most prudent course of action under the circumstances.

The Australian government has now issued advise against non-essential, organized public gatherings of more than 500 people as a precaution to reduce community spread of the virus. With the number of competitors, spouses, event personnel, and visitors expected, ILCA has chosen to heed this government health advisory.

Whether the event will be rescheduled to a later date or cancelled will be determined in the near future.

2020 Under-21 Worlds in Malcesine, Italy
2020 4.7 Youth Worlds in Arco, Italy

ILCA and our hosts recognize the significant outbreak of Coronavirus in Northern Italy and the recent measures being taken across the whole country (and now much of the world) to contain the spread of the virus. The start of the Championship is approximately 4 months out from the time that initial Entry offers are scheduled to be sent. Given the swift change in circumstances, there is no way to know how things will stand from a public health perspective by the time the event is supposed to take place. ILCA and the host will continue to monitor the situation.

At present, we are proceeding on the understanding that the event will take place as scheduled. However, we intend to delay the issuing of entry offers until at least the end of March to provide additional time to assess how the event might be affected.

If at a later date, the assessment changes, we will notify all participants about any decisions made.

2020 Radial Youth Worlds in Dziwnów, Poland
At this time no action is being taken, but the event is under review.

International Laser Class Association