The COVID-19 epidemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of regattas across the world. As of late May many states now allow sailing, especially with family. This has sparked discussion in the Jet-14 class about the prospects of cobbling together a racing schedule for the rest of the 2020 season.
The first regatta that most of us are wondering about is Nationals, originally planned for Mayfield Yacht Club in early August. The class association is in close contact with MYC leadership about the event. As New York has been at the epicenter of the crisis in the United States, state and MYC leadership are understandingly pessimistic that we will be able to have Nationals as scheduled.
Given this information, the Jet-14 class association is exploring alternatives for dates and places for our national championship, in case we are not able to race at MYC. Members and other interested sailors are advised to stay tuned for updates, as the situation is fluid. Other regattas originally scheduled are mostly in a “wait and see” pattern. The popular NC Governor’s Cup Regatta has been cancelled, but other regattas later in the summer have not made decisions yet.
Check back with this site as more information is released.