Hyères Olympic Week (Semaine Olympique Française) — which was scheduled to begin today, Saturday 18 April — has been cancelled by its organisers for 2020 as no suitable date later this year has been deemed viable.
But in its stead is the Virtual SOF on the Virtual Regatta platform, which recently partnered with World Sailing to launch eSailing versions a series of iconic Olympic class regattas.
From Monday 20 to Sunday 26 April, all are invited to take part in the Virtual SOF, for the first time open to everyone — sailors and spectators alike — where every day you will be able to test your sailing skills on a Nacra 17 or 49er.
In the meantime, organisers are working on the 2021 edition of Hyères Olympic Week together with sponsor Toulon Provence Méditerranée and World Sailing.
More than 600 boats from 60 countries are expected to converge on the Côte d’Azur resort just weeks ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
However, the event “will already be in Paris 2024 mode” as the fleet will include new classes such as windfoils, mixed kitefoils, mixed 470 and a double mixed offshore event that will not be a part of the Tokyo games.
Save the dates 17-24 April 2021 and for more see the Hyères Olympic Week website.