CHANGE OF LOCATION – ILCA Under-21 World Championships

CHANGE OF LOCATION – ILCA Under-21 World Championships

2021 ILCA Under-21 World Championships moved to Gdynia, Poland on 20-27 August.
Entry offers to be sent 9 June to all approved and ranked sailors! 
Dear ILCA International Contact:Please inform your sailors and coaches of this change in location. Due to ongoing restrictions with international travel to and from the UK, the 2021 ILCA Under-21 World Championships have been moved from Weymouth to Gdynia, Poland. 

Please see the updated Notice of Race here.

Thanks to all of you for your patience as we monitored the travel restrictions and adjusted accordingly. Further information and event details are forthcoming. Please see the statement from the event host in Weymouth, UK below. 

Important Dates

  • First round of entry offers: 9 JUNE 2021, 00:01 US Central Time
  • Open for Late applications: 10 JUNE 2021, 00:01 US Central Time
  • Entry Closing Date: 20 July 2021, 23:59 Central US time
    NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SAILOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER THE ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Charter Boats
A limited number of charter boats will be available for this event. The charter boats will be supplied on a launching trolley as a hull with self-bailer, padded hiking strap, spars (composite mast top section, appropriate bottom section and a boom), centreboard and rudder in carry bag, mainsheet side cleats, control line deck block fitting with blocks and control line deck cleat fitting with cleats.

Competitors shall provide their own ropes, boom vang, mainsheet block with spring or similar, traveler blocks and line, sail and battens, tiller and tiller extension, outhaul and cunningham control set, and adjustment rope/shock-cord for hiking strap.

Charter Boat Fees:
   Pre-Regatta Training (14 August – 19 August):  €395 EUR
   Regatta (19 August – 27 August): €895 EUR
   Refundable Damage Deposit: €450 EUR

Coach Boat Rental
 Contact Milosz Wojewski +48 888 633 632 – info@charterboat.eu

COVID-19 Notice 
It is the intention and goal of the organizing authority to hold this event as scheduled. As everyone can recognize, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and many travel restrictions have been in place for some time. Although the latest information received indicates improvements, the situation remains dynamic. Neither ILCA nor the event host can guarantee entry into the country for any competitor. It is up to each potential competitor to evaluate his or her personal situation and make logistical and financial decisions about their ability to participate and the possible risks involved.

Specified in the Notice of Race: After entry applications are opened and until the start of the event the organizing authority will monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic or other potential disruptions to the event and, having regard for the health and safety of all participants as well as any government travel restrictions or government mandated conditions on gatherings that affect participation in or conduct of the event, may at its sole discretion:

  – Postpone or cancel the event,
  – Change the status of the event from a World Championship to an International Regatta, 
  – Alter the maximum number of entries,
  – Reduce a country’s allocated number of places,
  – Make any other decision deemed necessary in the circumstances.

Important Message from the former Event Hosts in Weymouth, UK
The UK Government has recently revised the quarantine requirements for visitors travelling to the UK under the traffic light system designating countries either Green, Amber or Red. For details please go to www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#stay-up-to-date 

In view of the additional time and cost that many will have to incur, both on entering the UK and returning home and the ongoing uncertainty regarding travel restrictions, it is with considerable regret the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), in consultation with ILCA, have agreed to withdraw as hosts of the 2021 U21 ILCA World Championships. This decision has been taken to significantly improve the probability of the event going ahead and remaining as accessible as possible. WPNSA would like to express their appreciation to all those who have applied to participate or volunteer their time to help with the organisation and delivery of the championship. ILCA and WPNSA will continue to work towards the aim of hosting future championships when dates become available.
 – Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
 Please check the ILCA event website regularly for further updates as more information becomes available. 

Best regards,ILCA TeamInternational Laser Class Association
Website: http://www.laserinternational.org

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