The PWA have just released this news update regarding the 2021 tour calendar.
We hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.
Since we published our tentative schedule just under a month ago, the progress towards the lifting of COVID restrictions has not progressed as quickly as we might have hoped. Although the long term outlook is still positive, we have been monitoring the situation closely with our event partners and there are a few changes that we want to let you know about.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing uncertainty of current circumstances, the events in France, Costa Brava and Portugal have had to be cancelled for the 2021 season. In each case, local authorities have not been able to give any indication of if or when the ban on events might be lifted, and permission granted for the events to go ahead. That uncertainty has also led to commercial support being deferred to the 2022 season and has prevented other financial support from being confirmed in time for proper event planning to continue. Although postponing to later in 2021 has been considered, no viable options were available, making it impossible for the events to continue this year. The cancellations are purely due to the pandemic though, meaning that work done to realise the events in the 2021 season will not be lost, with all events expected to return in 2022.
On a more positive note, the Slalom World Cup at Tiberias in Israel, has been moved to 21st to 25th June which will give the event even greater assurance of great conditions. Many of the required permissions for the event to take place are already in place and we expect to be able to fully confirm the event in the near future.
The remainder of the calendar remains unchanged currently, and we must stress again that all events remain TBC due to COVID at this time.
We will bring you more news of any calendar developments as they happen.