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Event Cancelled at Ballyholme Yacht Club

2020 Laser Radial Youth European Championships

Event Cancelled at Ballyholme Yacht Club

Championships will hopefully be rescheduled elsewhere in October or November 2020

Due to the Covid 19 situation and expected restrictions on travel during July and possibly August (and to help allay fears of people having to travel abroad during those months), EurILCA and Ballyholme Yacht Club have come to the very difficult decision to cancel the event at BYC this summer. This will hopefully allow EurILCA enough time to try and reschedule it elsewhere possibly in October or November at a different “warmer” venue.

While Ballyholme hosts sailing throughout the year and nearly every Sunday through the winter, the weather is too unpredictable for a week-long championship and the days are much shorter in the Autumn to try and fit in the necessary number of  races.

Thank you to all who applied to race here this summer – hopefully you will get the chance to come here in the future for a different event, or just come here on holiday – we are always happy to welcome other sailors to our club.

Message from EurILCA:

“Dear sailors, due to the situation with the Covid-19 and the impossibility to rescheduled the event later in the season, it is with great regret that Ballyholme Yacht Club and EurILCA have decided to cancel the event.
Ballyhome Yacht Club and all his volunteers prepared since months the event and put a lot of energy. We want to thank them for all their efforts, time and energy they put in the preparation.
They are bidding for the same event now in 2023.
EurILCA is working to find a new location to hold this 2020 Laser Radial Youth Europeans later in the season, may be October or November 2020. We will keep you inform in the next days.
Best regards, The EurILCA Team.”
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Thank you to our supporters and volunteers

Ballyholme Yacht Club would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked on this over the past 18 months to set up what should have been a fantastic event. And to those who had already volunteered to help out during the weeks of the event. There are too many to single out by name – events like these can use well over 100 volunteers – but thank you.

We would also like to thank the potential suppliers who have been let down at the same time – SailCoach, RyanWilsonVideo, MJM Marquees, CH Marine, Bangor Marina, and others. We look forward to working with you again.

Stay Safe in these strange times and hopefully we will all be back out on the water sooner rather than later.

Mark Mackey

Event Chairperson