COVID-19 Continues To Affect Opti Class
Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Argentina has suspended all sporting events for the month of March in Argentina. This has forced IODA to postpone Opti SAMs to an unspecified later date. From the IODA press release dated March 11th:
Today, IODA received notice through the Organizers of the Optimist South American Championship (SAMS) that the Minister of Sports from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Argentina has made the decision to suspend tournaments, competitions, preparatory tours and / or sporting events to be held for the month of March in Argentina.
Unfortunately, this decision affects the 2020 Optimist South American Championship that was to be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from March 21st to 28th.
As a result, with the support of IODA, the Organizers have no option but to postpone the event until a later date. IODA will be working with the Organizers on possible dates while continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and report back to our Members of any new dates for the Championship.
We apologize to all sailors looking forward to competing in the SAMS next week. We hope to see you all at the rescheduled Championship later in the year.
IODA will also keep our Members informed of any other developments with respect to IODA events taking place later this year as we closely monitor the COVID -19 situation going forward.
|Notice from Argentina's Minster of Tourism and Sport|