Dear Melges 24 sailors,
With the highest of hopes that the dynamics in the world will cooperate, we have scheduled the 2021 Worlds for April 10-17, 2021 (April 13-17 racing days) in Charleston, SC. Those dates were chosen so that teams that wish to also participate in the Sperry Charleston Race Week 2021 as a warm up event (April 9-11) can do so with one entry into the US and within a relatively condensed period of time.
A clear requirement for the success of this event is the ability of the sailors and the boats to reach Charleston without quarantines required or other restrictions either traveling to or from the location. The event will operate in compliance with all of World Sailing’s recommendations for hosting a safe regatta for the participants. IM24CA will provide regular updates as to the planning and status of the event and is very mindful of the advance planning required by the teams participating.
For all of us, this has been an unprecedented and unpredictable year! Fortunately, many of us have been able to sail and race this past summer, while, unfortunately, racing has been extremely limited or impossible in other locations in the world during the pandemic.
I wish you all well and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.