This started with the competing bids between ITA and GBR for the world championship in 2020. Some people may remember the presentations during the M/10R world championship in Biblis 2018. Then Covid crashed every plan and the world championship in GBR 2020 was cancelled. The Italian crew nevertheless continued their work and planned for a European Championship in 2021 which was approved. But again because of Covid it was postponed first to 2021 and then to 2022. In parallel, IOMICA moved its events around to get something up during these Covid times. A lot of background mail traffic was going between all the organizations involved and this has led to a new approach, which can now be announced:
- To avoid 3 world championships (IOMICA and ITCA/IMCA combined event) in one year
- In the future return to one year of IOMICA worlds and one year for IMCA ITCA worlds
- Covid forced the Italian Management team to move the event to 2023
The ITCA/IMCA Executive Committee therefor asked the Italian Management Team to change the 2023 event to a World Championship to come back to the proposed schedule, and they accepted this approach.
So, we can announce now again a combined World Championship in Marblehead and Ten Rater Class in Italy
Castiglione del Lago, Italy
April 23rd to May 3rd, 2023
Further information to follow.