British Sailing Team coronavirus update

Written by 24th March 2020 Featured-post, Team news, Tokyo 2020

The British Sailing Team has ceased all organised on-water training following the Government’s latest measures to halt the spread of coronavirus.

From now on, athletes and support staff will remain at home for all but essential shopping, medical needs or to exercise, and avoid unnecessary social contact.

Many athletes have been set up with basic training equipment to enable them to carry on with essential physical training routines while at home.

The team is working hard to find ways to deliver coaching and other key sessions to athletes remotely, while also finding creative ways to keep in touch and support each other during this time at home.

The thoughts of the entire British Sailing Team are with the wonderful NHS staff and other key workers who are going above and beyond to keep this country safe in these unprecedented times.

Later today (Tuesday March 24) UK Sport, the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association will host a conference call with the Chief Executives and Performance Directors of summer Olympic and Paralympic sports to discuss the impact of COVID-19.

The discussion will also inform the positions of the BOA and BPA in respect of feedback requested by the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee respectively.

The RYA has launched an online hub full of advice for the wider boating community here.