UPDATE nº 2: FEBRUARY 15st 2021. AS THE SITUATION IS CHANGING EVERY DAY, THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED EVERY 15 DAYS
As mentioned in the previous update, we are currently preparing a Covid-19 security protocol that we expect to publish on February 28th.
The current situation in France has not changed since the previous Covid-19 update below. However, it is expected that stricter confinement measures will be announced next week for the next few weeks. We'll provide an update on this point at the February 28th update.
UPDATE JANUARY 15TH 2021-NEXT UPDATE JANUARY 31ST
AS THE SITUATION IS CHANGING EVERY DAY, THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED EVERY 15 DAYS
We expect Hyeres to be under some form of confinement in April when the SOF occurs. As a result, we are taking precautions with the French National Government to ensure that the regatta takes place.
Like the Vendée Globe start last November when, France was under strict confinement, we are expecting to have a special Covid 19 security protocol that will require the athletes participating at Hyeres to adapt their «off the course» behavior to reinforce social distancing. It will most likely require a negat ive Covid 19 test shortly before the arrival. As you can imagine, there will be no village for tourists and access to boats and launching will be restricted to SOF badge carrying participants and the organizers.
As you can imagine, there is a lot on the line for the 800 athletes expected at the Hyeres event and we re working diligently to ensure the event accomplishes it s primary goal: to ensure a level playing field for the competing athletes.
Reminder NOR 4.5 :
Refund due to COVID-19
100% of the registration fee will be refunded in the following situations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Cancellation of the regatta due to a decision from the French Government
- In the event that a registered competitor or coach cannot attend the competition due to health and safety measures applied by her/his region or country that affect mobility or travel to France for the regatta
Do not hesitate to register ! Looking forward to meeting you in Hyères
Actual situation in France: Lockdown from 1800 to 0600 7 days self isolation may be asked