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The race between Cascais and Sesimbra, Portugal, at the end of June could be the first sailing event in the post-COVID-19 era.

The next in the series of Ocean Race Summits will take place as an online, virtual workshop on May 27, streaming live from The Hague.

The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with all the partners, skippers from the IMOCA class, their sponsors and public authorities to ensure arrangements for this ninth edition of the Vendée Globe go smoothly.

The 2020 Sydney Gold Coast is now due to start on Saturday, 3 October, as the second race in the CYCA's Blue Water Pointscore Series.

The transatlantic race, which was scheduled to start from Brest in France on May 10th, was due to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a 3,500-mile race across the North Atlantic to Charleston in the USA.

Nick Moloney has one of the most complete resumes in the world of sailing, including America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the planet in the Vendee Globe.

As things stand today, the Vendée Globe is to remain on course with the race due to start from Les Sables-d'Olonne on 8th November.

The new start date for the 704-mile race will be Saturday 22nd August 2020 subject to government guidelines.

The Block Island Race is now scheduled to start on June 19, the original date for the Newport Bermuda Race.

The CYCA will endeavour to reschedule this year’s race as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

This will be the 51st edition of this 2225-mile biennial ocean racing classic first raced in 1906.

Possible new start dates are being reviewed in consultation with current entries and weather experts.

With the start scheduled for August 30, organisers are gambling on travel restrictions being lifted in time for the sailors to get their boats to Saint Brieuc bay.

The CYCA will look to stage the race, reintroduced in 2018 following a 20-year hiatus, in June 2021

"We will continue to monitor the pandemic and keep those who race with us fully informed in good time about the next races in the RORC Season's Point Championship."

The event was to have been a substitute for the postponed Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally.