Posted May 18, 2021

 

Class Announcement on 2021 Topsport Vlaanderen Nieuwpoortweek Regatta (Belgium), Irish Nationals and French Nationals Teams

 

The USODA Executive and International Committees have made the difficult decision to not send a team to the 2021 Topsport Vlaanderen Nieuwpoortweek Regatta in Belgium.  With the regatta starting in just over 6 weeks, the Committees feel there are still too many COVID travel restrictions on US Citizens going to Belgium (link to US Embassy in Belgium website), and want to give our coaches who were selected and families who may be waiting for invitations to start making other plans for their summer.  
 
We remain hopeful that COVID travel restrictions will ease and allow us to still select and send teams to Irish Nationals and French Nationals, and will make a final decision on those events no later than 6 weeks before they are scheduled to start.
 
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the ongoing and ever-changing international travel restrictions and guidelines.