The 44Cup is proud to celebrate the return to sailing and the sport that we love. As we deliver the opening event of the 2021 season in Portoroz, Slovenia next week, we pledge that the health and safety of all our stakeholders – sailors, officials and partners – will be our priority.
We are working confidently and positively with local businesses as well as following guidance from the local government and our colleagues at the Slovenian Sailing Federation and World Sailing - to provide a safe environment for everyone involved in this elite sporting event.
Mandatory Covid-19 lateral flow test upon arrival and at 48h intervals throughout the event, minimising contact onshore, holding all briefings outside and reducing all contact outside the event bubble are just some of the measures being taken to ensure the safety of everyone involved. In addition, we are engaging with other major sailing circuits to learn from their experiences and incorporate best practice in our plans to ensure a safe return to racing for all stakeholders.