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USRowing announced Thursday afternoon the cancellation of the 2020 National Championship and the 2020 Masters National Championship.
The 2020 USRowing National Championship was scheduled for mid-July in Camden County, New Jersey, and the 2020 USRowing Masters National Championship, was originally scheduled for August in Oakland, California.
USRowing announced in April that Masters Nationals would not be able to be hosted in Oakland as originally planned, however, the event was not canceled until Thursday’s announcement.
“Between the phased approach laid out in the Opening of America Again protocols, social distancing requirements, recommendations regarding team boat participation and mass gathering event planning, limited training options, travel considerations and the national scope of these events, USRowing has decided that there is no way to run safe, fair and representative national championship regattas this summer,” USRowing wrote in the announcement.
USRowing will be publishing new guidance for clubs next week in addition to “exploring virtual options” to stand in place of the two events.