As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change things around the world, Race World Offshore has announced that the city of Dunkirk, NY, has canceled RWO’s season opening race to ensure the safety of fans, race teams, and staff. The event, originally set for July 10-12, is expected to be rescheduled for later this year.

“While this is saddening, we are looking forward to our other marquee 2020 races, including Clearwater and Key West which are later this year,” the organization said in an official release. “Early registration and VIP packages will be available soon.”

Race World Offshore is waiving equipment fees for the 2020 race season, and will also be honoring lower membership fees and entry fees for a few classes due to the shortened season.