Dear Contender sailors
The Corona virus has had a major impact on the world. Things that were certainties are all of a sudden uncertain. Certain was that in August 2020 we would sail the 50th Contender World Championship. It is uncertain today, if the World Championship 2020 will be still feasible.
August is still four months away from today and hopefully the enormous efforts of all countries to fight the virus will be successful, and life will have returned to normallity by then. In the meantime, the question is whether it will be allowed or feasible to hold a big event as the World Championship this August?
To give everyone the opportunity to participate, the Worlds 2020 organizing committee will inform the Contender community no later than April 30th 2020 about their definitive decision about how we’ll proceed with the organization of the Contender World Championship in August 2020.
We hope that by mid April it is clearer what our chances are to make it a succesful event. In the mean time we will look into alternative scenario’s, like a minimalistic European Championship, later in the year.
For those who have already registered and paid to participate in the Worlds before our definitive announcement, please rest assured that you will receive a full refund if the event is canceled or changed.
Wishing the very best in these difficult times,
Stay safe, DCA.
Contender Worlds 2020
Medemblik The Netherlands
Dutch Open Championship (pre-Worlds)
5-7 August 2020
Contender World Championship
8-14 August 2020
Location Regatta Center Medemblik
Dutch Contender Association