The World Rowing governing body, Fisa, has decided to go ahead with the first two World Cup regattas of 2020, to be held in northern Italy. The first World Cup – to which Ireland is set to travel – is set for Saubadia on April 10th to 12th, while the second is in Varese on May 1st to 3rd.
The Asia and Oceanic qualification regatta scheduled for South Korea in April has been cancelled because of the outbreak of Covid-19. However, the The Olympic and Paralympic qualification regattas in Italy in late April and early May will go ahead.
“The situation in Italy is evolving each day with very determined efforts by the government authorities to contain the outbreak in Northern Italy,” Fisa announced.
“The situation in the cities of Sabaudia, Varese, and Gavirate is presently considered to be low risk as the outbreak has taken place in other cities in Northern Italy and containment efforts are focused on these cities. We are not aware of any travel restrictions at this time. These FISA events will continue as planned. However, as the situation is evolving quickly, FISA continues to monitor the situation on a daily basis.”