Admiral’s Cup cancelled

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has decided to cancel this year’s Admiral’s Cup which was due to take place at Cowes from 9-17 July. In order to prevent any further expenditure by teams on anything from shipping costs to new sails, a cut off date of early April had to be made and a decision taken now, rather than waiting for the final entry date of 3 May. Despite initial expressions of interest from no less than 13 countries and realistic hopes for at least 10 teams from 7 different countries, by early April only 2 countries had confirmed their entries, with another 2 or 3 teams struggling to put together competitive entries.