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The Guyader French Grand Prix and the Irish Dragon Gold Cup 2020 both cancelled

Last week the Société des régates de Douarnenez announced the cancellation of the Guyader French Grand Prix. Kinsale Yacht Club have today confirmed that the 2020 Dragon Gold Cup, due to be sailed from the 5 to 11 September, has also been cancelled.

Both organisers expressed their enormous regret but had decided that it was impossible to conduct the regattas in a safe and harmonious manner. Both thanked their sponsors for their enormous support.

Kinsale Yacht Club’s Commodore Michael Walsh said “We are obviously disappointed to have to cancel this prestigious event. We believe it is the correct decision based on the information we currently have, and people’s health is to the forefront of our minds. Whilst it saddens us all to cancel, we would be hopeful of hosting another major Dragon event at Kinsale Yacht club in the near future”.

Christian Guyader, President of Guyader Gastronomie, said “It is with regret that we make this announcement, but the Guyader Grand Prix is ​​an event based on pleasure, whether for competitors, spectators, organisers, or volunteers. Since its inception, the event has always managed to reconcile both sport and conviviality. Without conviviality, this is no longer the Guyader Grand Prix.”

 

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