Following extensive discussions with all key stakeholders, the World Rowing Executive Committee has verified that the preparations of the Organizing Committee (OC) of the Americas Olympic and Paralympic Continental Qualification Regatta conform with the World Rowing requirements for 2021 regattas, and has therefore confirmed that the regatta will take place from March 4th to 6th, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bermuda will be represented by Olympic Hopeful Dara Alizadeh.
World Rowing and the OC are confident that the measures planned to be in place are appropriate to minimize the risk of transmission and infection at the event. The regatta covid-19 Protection Plan is available online at http://www.remobrasil.com/rio2021.
World Rowing will hold a Video Conference Call for Member Federations on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at Noon Bermuda Time, as an opportunity for representatives to ask any questions relating to the Americas Olympic and Paralympic Continental Qualification Regatta. Details of the call will be communicated to Member Federations via email.
Alizadeh told www.islandstats.com after the announcement what he will be looking forward to on the call tomorrow, “Mostly about logistics and course availability. When can I access the course? Can I come early? How will everything be kept safe around the regatta (accommodations, eating, etc.). In terms of safety, Brazil isn't looking great, but they've said it's on, so I need to do what I need to do for myself.”