The International Sailing League Association (ISLA) and the SAILING Champions League GmbH publish the following statement regarding the participation of Russian clubs at the SCL Series 2022:
ISLA, as the umbrella organization of the National Sailing Leagues, strongly condemns the current developments in Ukraine and the attack by Russia. Following the decisions of the IOC and the World Sailing Federation and the recommendations derived from it, the ISLA Executive Board has decided to ban Russian clubs/teams at the SCL Series until further notice. Likewise, no SCL event will take place in Russia until further notice, which means that the planned SCL Qualifier event in St. Petersburg for the 2022 season will be cancelled without replacement.
This year’s Qualifier in Vilamoura (Portugal, 26 to 29 July) and the Final in Travemünde (Germany, 23 to 26 July) will therefore take place without Russian participation.
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