Dear J/24 competitors and supporters,
As the organizers of this regatta Jorge, Meiling, and I met for lunch today. We have made the decision to postpone the 2020 J/24 Texas State Championship due to concerns about the corona virus.
Given the potentially lethal impact, quickly increasing number of cases being reported throughout the U.S., additional travel restrictions being put into place, requests from corporations to have their employees to work from home, closing of schools, cancellation of larger events, and the continuously evolving nature of the situation, we believe it is best to reduce the potential risk of spread into our sailing community through the prudent measure of postponing this event at this time.
For current details regarding the current exposure in the US.: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
Some lessons learned from Italy: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1155396
Social isolation is the best way to prevent the transmission of the corona virus. Italy is under lock-down, an unprecedented event in modern history, and some experts believe Italy is just ahead of the curve and other countries have similar rates of infection which have not surfaced yet.
Please let your crews know that we are postponing the Regatta. We are hopeful to hold this regatta later in the year and we will keep you posted.
We will follow-up with additional information soon.
Your regatta organizers,