Challenger of Record 36 – the organisation responsible for running the first ACWS event in Sardinia – has issued a statement postponing the regatta due to the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
The statement reads:
“Due to “force majeure” – following the declaration of the Pandemic CoViD19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the restrictions imposed by the different governments – COR 36 has declared the impossibility of organizing the ACWS Sardinia – Cagliari (23-26 April) event at the scheduled date. COR 36 also submitted a proposal to the Defender to postpone the event to a new date.
The Defender published a press release in which it announced the cancellation of the ACWS Sardinia – Cagliari without mentioning COR’s proposal of a new date for the event, and refused COR’s proposal without even discussing it.
COR 36 will submit to the Arbitration Panel the postponement of the ACWS Sardinia – Cagliari to a new date.”