2021 ARYA Australian Championships for Marblehead, Ten Rater & A Class

Jul 29, 2021

Following consultation with our State members, the ARYA has made the unfortunate decision that the 2021 Australian Championships regattas for the Marblehead, Ten Rater and A Class will not be held in Western Australia in September 2021.

The ARYA originally made the decision to proceed with these championships at a time when it appeared that Covid activity around the country was in decline, and borders were opening providing capability for sailors across Australia to compete. The emergence of the Delta strain has significantly changed the landscape in Australia since that time and we are now confronted with extended lockdowns in some states along with other restrictions which will potentially preclude sailors from many states being able to compete.

The National Championships for our classes are the premier event on the ARYA sailing calendar.  However, uncertainty surrounding travel as well as the possibility that the event could potentially be shut down at very short notice leads us to come to this conclusion. We understand that there is a strong desire to return to these regattas, catch up with friends and engage in high level competition with the best skippers in the country. It is really unfortunate that this situation has eventuated and we hope that the ability to return to these activities will not take too long.

The ARYA is currently reviewing the potential impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions to the scheduling of the DF65, DF95, RC Laser & International One Meter Class Australian Championships which are also scheduled for later this year and are expected to make an announcement in early August.

For those who have entered the M, 10R & A Class events, refunds of entry fees (in full) will be processed within the next 7-14 days and will be refunded directly to the credit card used for payment. Information regarding the re-scheduling of these events will be announced when circumstances allow.

For further information, please email info@arya.asn.au

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