2021 Team Trials To Be Held Sans QualifiersInteresting news from the USODA Executive Committee as they have just sent out an announcement to USODA members that USODA Team Trials 2020 is officially cancelled which was not surprising considering that coronavirus continues to affect the sailing world into late summer. However, the decision to host the 2021 Trials without regional qualifiers beforehand. This decision is definitely the right call, as de-incentivizing non-essential traveling and not gathering hundreds of people is a good idea for the foreseeable future, the safety of the sailors is number one in our book.
We reached out to "friend of Opti TV" Coach Arthur Blodgett to see what he had to say:
"Thank you to USODA for your patience as this crisis has developed in our country and around the world, I think they made the right decision for the sailors and it makes sense. I think that as long as its a 6 day regatta where you have a qualifying split it can work, it just needs enough time for the right sailors to make it into gold fleet and go on to represent the US at future events."Here's a screenshot from today's email, we'll have more information for you soon: