No doubt you will all be aware of the latest Government guidance in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing. This guidance has caused a number of sailing clubs to cancel all activities for the foreseeable future.
A number of the clubs which have paused activities are those which are due to host various events for the Supernova Class Association this year. As a result, the Committee has been carefully considering what action it should take in light of the current unprecedented situation.
The safety of our members is paramount to us, and so it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel all Supernova Class Association events until the National Championships later this year.
This includes the Noble Marine Travellers events and also the Sea Championships (and training day).
The big event of the year is clearly the National Championships, with nearly 90 sailors signed up already. We have been speaking with Plas Heli and they are also closely monitoring the situation. Currently Plas Heli is open as usual and they are hopeful to still be able to host the event. The position is being very closely monitored and is ever changing, but we have a firm view to reassess and make a formal go/no-go decision by the end of April.
Clearly if the event does not take place then we will be looking at how we can support our entrants, possibly with some form of transition of entry to the 2021 nationals. We are considering a range of options, which will follow the decision at the end of April.
The second half of the season is very much up in the air and we will be monitoring the position closely. We will confirm the position as soon as we know, and in light of any new Government guidance.
We hope everyone is safe and well, and hope that we can get back to a degree of normality in the not too distant future.
Thanks again for your continued support of the Supernova Class Association.