24 Hour Dinghy Race succumbs to Covid Pandemic

The West Lancashire YC Executive Committee has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the ‘Southport 24 Hour Race’ due to take place on 10 and 11 September 2022.

King George Gallop – 8 steps to going racing in a time of Covid

In a sad reflection of the necessary precautions and organisation needed to run an Open Sailing Event in the on-going Covid-19 pandemic . . .

Happy New Year to all as we stumble into 2022

With even the few UK sailing events at this time of the year already being cancelled, it seems that little has changed despite the best efforts of national governments.

Rolex Sydney Hobart – British entry out to Covid

The 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet stands at 91 following the withdrawal of the Infiniti 46R, Maverick 49, owned by Britain’s Quentin Stewart, and Aussie Jim Cooney’s Volvo Open 70, Willow.

New UK Covid rules as cases head towards 300,000

Governments across the world are re-examining their Covid safety measures following the arrival of the Omicron variant

Lewmar withdraw from METS 2021 due to Covid-19 surge

In a statement issued by Lewmar today (Sunday) the Lippert Marine Group Europe announced it would withdraw from METS 2021

Easing of Covid restrictions in AUS allow 18 Footers League racing to restart

Covid restrictions have eased enough in Australia for the 18 Footers League to have run their Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour.

New Covid state of emergency to cover Tokyo Games

Japan media reports that the Japanese government is planning to declare a fourth coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo that would include the Tokyo Olympic Games

Japan requires extra pre-departure tests from British Olympic athletes

Japan is to require Olympic athletes and others coming from eleven countries, including Britain, to be Pre-tested daily for the coronavirus for between three and seven days prior to departure

Team GB upgrades Covid PCR testing for Tokyo Games

The British Olympic Association has signed a PCR testing service plan with Randox Health for Team GB’s Covid-19 testing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in 2021

Japan put UK on Covid-19 travel Red List

The UK has been placed on Japan’s travel Red-List of countries facing extra entry restrictions, due to the spread of the Delta Covid-19 variant in the UK.

Japan consider adding Britain to banned travel list

Japan is reported to be adding ten new countries to their Red List of countries that it considers potential COVID-19 variant spreaders . . . Among them Britain