SSANZ has an announcement about an announcement for Lewmar Race Delta!
We want to run this race but right now we don’t rate our chances. In the current Level 3 - Step 1 environment- it wouldn’t be possible to run this race. It may be possible at step 2 or step 3 but the rules keep changing so we can’t say for certain if we could.
What we do know is to run the race safely and the way we would want to we need - at minimum: - Entered yachts to have two skippers from two different bubbles allowed - Both skippers to be allowed below decks - for safety reasons - A race management bubble (with multiple bubbles included) - A few other things on top of this - but you get the idea!
So for now this is our plan - We will make an announcement at 11:59am on Tuesday 26th October - confirming if based on whatever rules are in place then we can run Race Delta on Saturday 30th October - you can continue to enter if you had a Lewmar Triple Series or Race 3 entry for free - If you didn’t and need to enter and pay an entry fee - entries are on hold for you until Tuesday 26th October at 12:00pm - if we can race will open this up again for 48 hours and you can enter and pay then.
We appreciate everyone is mad keen to go for a sail and love the racing that we do - and we want to run the race if we can - but we also wanted to let you know our current thinking so you're in the loop!
Thanks team. Even if the entire SSANZ race committee went on a one week post-race rum bender, you would still be a better bet to run the country than the current buffoonery:)
Really hope you can race this - otherwise please know that Sailonline's virtual version will be running - free to "play" as always and we'd love to be challenged on our platform by some real racers! If you are able to race in reality, be assured we'll be keeping an eye on you all (Y) #StaySafe
Love your work guys
Good call SSANZ
Nice work Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand and Thankyou!
Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand, SO if we were entered in the Lewmar Triple Series there is nothing we need to do for entry? just turn up on race day?
Sarah Morgan… we’re a bubble at home and a bubble at sea!
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