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The XVII Copa del Rey Repsol Ship Time of Minorca, originally scheduled between days 25 and 29 of August of this year, has been postponed to 2021 due to the re-COVID-19.
The Club Maritime de Mahon, the organiser of the regatta sailing classic of Spain’s most important, has adopted this decision for liability and putting the safety of any other consideration, according to reports this Tuesday in a press release.
The organization had shown its readiness to hold the event at the end of the month of August with the aim of reviving the nautical activity, tourism and economic Mahon, and in the belief that the health situation would be more favorable.
however, the recent flare-ups, which have forced the authorities to take containment measures, are for the organization “a notice that you can’t let your guard down and it is necessary to adopt resolutions that will contribute to the common goal of stopping the spread of the virus.”
Ignacio Marra-López, director of the regatta, he explained, “no one was more eager to celebrate the regatta that the Club Marítimo de Mahón, but it imposes an exercise of responsibility” . The new dates of the XVII Copa del Rey Repsol’s Ship-Time will be announced in the next few days