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18 May 2020

2021 420 World Championships cancelled in Brazil

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Cancelled - 2021 420 World, Women and U17 World Championships

On 13 May 2020, World Sailing announced that the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships that was scheduled to be held in Salvador, Brazil from 12-19 December 2020 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Following discussion with the organisers at Confederação Brasileira de Vela (CBVela), unfortunately we have also agreed to cancel the 2021 International 420 World Championships to be held at Yacht Clube de Bahia in January 2021.

The International 420 Class Executive Committee are holding regular meetings and over the next few months will reconsider the event schedule and venues for both 2020 and 2021. Any decisions made will take into consideration the guidance issued by World Sailing, along with the likelihood of global travel restrictions, and will look to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, coaches, parents and officials.

With some lockdown restrictions being eased around the World it is wonderful to see 420 sailors so keen to get back into their boats. Whilst initially this may only be possible in your own countries, we will make every effort to get the International 420 family around the world sailing together as soon as it is feasible.

Further announcements will be made as and when information becomes available but if anyone has any specific queries please contact

Executive Committee
International 420 Class Association


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18 May 2020