Topper Nationals - Joint Statement from ITCA (GBR) and Ballyholme Yacht Club
The joint Organising Authority for the 2021 Topper National Championships have been carefully monitoring the Covid 19 situation and information from the UK Government, Northern Ireland Assembly and the Irish Government. Some time ago, we determined that a final go/no-go decision should be made at the beginning of June to allow competitors and their families time to make suitable travel and accommodation arrangements as well as for the Organising Authority to commit resources and funds to the event.
There is still so much uncertainty surrounding COVID19 and restrictions. Due to the requirements to run a COVID-19 compliant event of this size and the approvals that may be required, it is therefore with sadness that ITCA (GBR) and Ballyholme Yacht Club have jointly agreed to cancel the 2021 UK National Championships.
This decision was taken due to a number of factors but ultimately the safety of competitors, their families, volunteers and the wider local community was key. We hope that by making this decision now it will allow families time to make alternative plans.
For clarity, ITCA (GBR) do not intend to run a National Championships at a different venue – unfortunately this is simply not possible this year.