Due to the uncertainty of flights back to the US Gavin Brady has decided to withdraw from the RYA British Open Match Racing Championship at Weymouth
Gavin Brady has pulled out of the RYA British Open Match Racing Championship which is currently taking place at Weymouth.
In the official notice to competitors, signed by Event Director Bill Edgerton and Chief Umpire Chris Simon it explained that “Due to the increasingly unstable situation after last Tuesday’s atrocities Gavin has been forced to withdraw from the RYA British Open.” It went on to say that “Gavin has a wife and young family in Washington and some of his crew are travelling with families, and facing uncertainty over flights, they decided they needed to leave Europe as soon as possible.”
His scores in the three matches that he sailed will stand, and in order to score a point in future matches, Gavin’s opponents are required to start correctly. Thereafter the absent boat will be ‘black flagged’ and Gavin’s opponent does not have to sail the course.