Dear Asian MNAs and NOCs,

World Sailing have been informed that the host club in Abu Dhabi is no longer able to deliver the 2021 ASAF Asian Sailing Championships from 14 to 21 February 2021 and ASAF have accepted the host club’s recommendation to postpone the championships.

World Sailing are supporting ASAF and the Class Associations as they seek alternate dates from UAE SARF and ADSYC before the middle of March 2021. If a suitable arrangement can be made in the coming few days, we shall share the new dates with you as soon as they are confirmed.

ASAF are therefore suggesting that personnel consider not to travel to Abu Dhabi or ship their equipment at this time.

World Sailing recognises this will be an inconvenience for many participants, officials and volunteers and we are working as closely as we can with ASAF and the Class to minimise the impacts of the postponement.

It is World Sailing’s very strong desire to have Olympic qualification decided on the water via racing and we continue our activities to achieve this as best we can in these difficult and rapidly changing times.

It is our hope to have further information confirmed so we can share it with you in the first half of next week.

Kind regards

Michael Downing
World Sailing Olympic Manager