2020 Wetsuit Outlet UK Worlds Decision

We know many of you have been waiting to hear about what’s happening with the Wetsuit Outlet UK 2020 Worlds.

The decision has been made.  After much deliberation, the Organising Committee felt that the chances of being able to hold a Worlds event in September with all countries being able to participate were slim at best due to the pandemic.

However, we know that there are many Mothies out there who need to get racing so we have decided that our event in September will become the Wetsuit Outlet 2020 UK Nationals, but with an open invitation to sailors from any nation to come and race if they can.

We are grateful to Wetsuit Outlet, and the other co-sponsors for their continued support for this new event.

The event will run from Saturday 5th September to Friday 11th September with a possible racing schedule being as follows:-

Saturday 5th September

Measurement / Registration

Sunday 6th September

Practice Race / “Banging the Corners” style Racing / Measurement / Registration

Monday 7th September

Race Day 1 – 3 Races

Tuesday 8th September

Race Day 2 – 3 Races

Wednesday 9th September

Race Day 3 – 3 Races

Thursday 10th September

Race Day 4 – 3 Races

Friday 11th September

Race Day 5 – 3 Races

 

Socials – definitely pasta and beer for competitors after racing! Beyond that we are not sure at this stage but more detail will follow.

It will still be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, possibly one of the best custom-built Moth sailing venues in the World with its two massive launching ramps and sheltered water.  There is also an large amount of space ashore if social distancing or other measures are required. We are grateful to the Weymouth team who have stuck with us throughout this difficult period.

We are also delighted that David Campbell-James has agreed to stay on as our Race Officer so we are confident that our racing will be of top quality.

Next Steps

The event entry system will open to UK and overseas competitors and the NOR published at the beginning of July. We will be updating everyone via the Web and Facebook so please keep your eyes peeled!

Will there be a UK Worlds in the future?

Possibly. The World IMCA Executive decided that the next available slot for a UK Worlds that they were prepared to offer us would be in 2023. A new Organising Committee will be required to take this bid forward and this will be a matter for the UK Moth Class to consider over the next few months.

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