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2021 Worlds cancelled & 2021 European Championship change dates

Dear presidents of National Associations, dear sailors, dear friends,

The pandemic has done much damage to our societies and as every other organisation, the IACA constantly tries to adapt to the situation. Trying to guess the future makes no sense, we can only hope that the vaccines and health systems will help to solve this world-wide problem.

2020 World General Meeting Minutes


The meeting was opened at 10:00 UTC  - WGM held on Zoom - Download the full minutes, with reports, here

Present were;

Charles Bueche – Chairman

Bailey White – IACA Secretary - USA

Graeme Harbour – committee member and international measurer

Philippe Muyzers – committee member, finances – BEL

Paul Larsen – committee member, chairman TC

Gordon Upton IACA Editor – Minutes

Abdón Ibanez – ESP

US Virtual Regatta thoughts

History has taught us that interesting things can result when bad things, such as a global pandemic disease outdreak, happen.  Such it has been this year.  In the US, Bailey White and Bruce Mahoney came up with the idea of a national virtual regatta, but without travelling and to replace the NA Nationals.  As a result, we asked them to tell us more so maybe other associations, can have a go too.

Bruce now explains.

FRA Nationals Cancelled.

Unfortunatly, due to the French government order to the FFV,  COVID restrictions now prevent the event at Maubuisson from taking place.  The AFCCA would like to apologise to all sailors, but will be organising another event there in 2021.  Signs of the times.

Ian "Storm" Johnson gets a Lifetime Achievement Award

The first time I came to really meet Ian "Storm" Johnson, it was in Sopot in 2017. I have probably already met him before, but in 2017 he made me a strong impression, as he was sitting at the beach-front restaurant in Sopot, along with some famous Australian sailors, I think at least Paul Larsen was present. I can remember this moment very well, because two things happened to me on this particular evening : 1) I got drunk very quickly - that hadn't happened to me in years and 2) my bike was stolen - you know, the quirky small foldable SUI 65 bike.

New Archive Section

We now have uploaded the World Championships results from past years to here  If anyone has any of the results from our missing years and can send them to us as a .pdf file, you will earn the eternat gratitude of a grateful fleet!


NOR for the FRA Nationals at Maubuisson 21-24th Oct is published

The notice of race for the french National is published:

Due to COVID, the club will provide a special organisation:
- Online registration to avoid contact as much as possible.
- Race instructions only on the clubs website.
- Results only on the clubs website.
- No social programm: No competitors diner and the bar will remain close.