The presence of the Coronavirus (CODVID-19) and prefectural decisions to contain it are forcing event organizers to reduce the canopy. In order to avoid the spread of this virus, gatherings must be avoided. Boat shows and regattas are the most affected. Between those that have to be cancelled and those that are postponed, we draw up a regularly updated inventory to keep you informed.
Solo Master Rooster postponed
The Figaro 3 regatta that was supposed to open the season has finally been postponed. The 2020 edition, which was due to take place from 13th to 22nd March at the start in Les Sables d'olonnes, will be raced later (no new dates known at this time). In spite of the few starters (27 solo sailors), which probably wouldn't have moved the crowds, the race organisation has decided to follow the FFV's recommendations not to organise any events.
B-Tour 2020 cancelled
The B-Tour (Bénéteau's new fishing event, replacing the Barracuda Tour) was to be held from 15 to 24 May in several towns along the French coast
Stopover in Sète cancelled
The Mediteranean Maritime Traditions Festival - which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary from 7 to 13 April 2020 - will not be held
The Championship of the world of 470 deferred
The 470 World Championship that was scheduled to take place in Palma from March 13 to 21, 2020 will not take place. The organization announces a postponement but for the moment no date has been announced. The French women's team represented by Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz has decided to return to France.
The Aix-les-Bains Boat Show cancelled
The 25th edition of the Aix-les-Bains Boat Show was to be held from 3 to 5 April 2020 on Lake Bourget. This boat show will therefore not be held this year in order to respect the ministerial decree regulating the holding of events and gatherings until 15 April 2020, and in accordance with the press release of the Prefect of Savoie of 10/03/2020.
The Massilia Cup reprogrammed
The Massilia Cup was to open the Mediterranean season in Marseille from 27 to 29 March 2020. Finally, it will have to wait until September, the weekend of the 26th and 27th. The race will therefore be held at the same time as the Duo Sails regattas, the last event of the double IRC Mediterranean Championship.
This 39th edition is open to solo sailors and crews in IRC and OSIRIS, and also welcomes Monotypes and Sportboats: J70, SB20 and Grand Surprise
The Nautiques de Port Camargue cancelled
For 26 years, the Easter weekend has marked the beginning of the season in Port Camargue. This event, which welcomes around 45,000 people each year, has been cancelled. Scheduled from 10 to 13 April 2020, the prefecture has banned the event.
Spi Ouest France : postponed
The Spi Ouest France, a regatta organised from 9th to 13th April 2020 (Easter weekend) which brings together more than 400 boats, is postponed from 25th to 27th September 2020. It will be the 42nd edition
SNIM: postponed to July
The SNIM (International Mediterranean Nautical Week) is organizing its 55th edition. This regatta, which welcomes 150 yachts initially planned for April 10 to 13, 2020 (Easter weekend), has been postponed to the weekend of July 14 (10 to 14 July 2020) still in Marseille harbour.
The Nauticales de La Ciotat cancelled
The 2020 edition of the afloat boat show "Les Nauticales", which was to be held in La Ciotat from 14 to 22 March, is cancelled. No date has yet been announced for the next edition. This cancellation was announced on 10 March (i.e. 4 days before the opening), by decision of the prefecture. A hard blow for this show whose infrastructure (tents, pontoons...) was already in place.
JEC Exhibition: postponed to May
The international trade fair for composite materials, JEC World, scheduled for March 3-5, 2020, has been postponed to May 12-14, 2020. This international exhibition takes place in Paris (Parc des expositions de Villepinte).