ORC stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Sailing Community. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this senseless violence. ORC joins many international sports organizations and World Sailing in calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and a resumption of dialogue for a peaceful resolution in place of military action.
In support of policies issued and actions taken by the International Olympic Committee and World Sailing, ORC has moved to suspend the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes, teams and Race Officials from 2022 ORC Championship events. We will do this with our Organizing Authority partners at this year’s ORC World and Mediterranean Championships in Italy, European Championship in Norway, European Double Handed Championship in Sweden, and European Double Handed Championship in Greece.
ORC will be monitoring the situation and may adapt its recommendations and measures according to future developments. Both on and off the water, our sport is united by the values of equality, inclusion, respect and fairness.