Last Monday (23-3) the cabinet announced new measures regarding the control of the coronavirus (COVID-19). One of these measures means that all events will be canceled until the 1st of June. This has consequences for us as well.
Several race weekends canceled
With pain in our hearts, we have to say that because of this measure, a large part of our races will be canceled. It concerns the following racing weekends:
– Solar Sport One Groningen, on the 15th & 16th of May
– NK Akkrum on the 22nd & 23rd of May
– Solar Sport One Purmerend on the 5th & 6th of June
The Solar Sport One competition is looking at alternative dates for these races. This will be investigated in the near future, in consultation with the participants, among others. As you can understand, alternative data are still uncertain at this time. An alternative date is not possible for the NK in Akkrum, which means that the NK will unfortunately not take place this year.
Other race weekends
With these changes, the preliminary agenda of Solar Boat Twente consists of 2 racing weekends, namely:
– The World Championships in Monaco, which will take place from the 2nd till the 4th of July
– Solar Sport One (South Netherlands) on Sthe 4th & 5th of September
The team hopes that these race weekends will continue as planned. The organizations of these races review the situation every day to implement an appropriate policy. We, and our solar boat, are at least ready and looking forward to participating in these races!