Optimist Europeans in Israel Cancelled. New venue to be announced.
The IODA Executive announces with the greatest regret that it has decided to cancel plans to hold the IODA European Championship 2001 in Israel.
After a meeting with a representative of the Israel Yachting Association in January 2001 the IODA Executive postponed a decision until 1 April 2001 in the hope that there would be an improvement in the security situation. It believes on the evidence available that no such improvement has taken place and that there is an unacceptable level of risk to the safety of the young sailors.
Alternative venues are now being assessed and a further announcement will be made on or before 15 April 2001.
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