Given the current Alert Level 3 in Auckland, the inaugural 2020 Laser Winter Breakout Regatta due to be hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club, in association with Yachting New Zealand has been cancelled.
At Alert Level 3, sailing is not permitted and with the regatta scheduled during the 12 days of this Alert Level (22/23 August), there was no choice but to cancel.
Postponement was considered, however given the already heavily populated sailing calendar, there wasn’t a date that was viable for such a popular event. In saying that, we are still hopeful that some Laser racing will take place at RAYC in the not so distant future.
Sailors who have entered the regatta will be receiving a refund as per the current RAYC regatta refund policy.
RAYC and YNZ would like to thank everyone who committed to attending the regatta and to those volunteers who put their hands up to assist with the management.