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Next year more likely for Como

John Moore on 7th July 2020

Nicolo di San Germano, Giancarlo Ge and Guido Cappellini met for a meeting yesterday to discuss the options for holding a F1H2o race on Lake Como for the fist time since 2006.

The president of the Como Yacht Club said after the business lunch:

Nicolo made his economic proposals and they are still all to be evaluated, but I state that it is my desire to bring F1H20 back to Como.

Certainly the time is tight and September is not far away, so it is likely that the event will have to be scheduled for next year.

He continued:

We must also see how the situation with the virus will evolve, however, I will contact all the people willing to support and I undertake this event and to give an answer to the promoter within 15 days, after which I am sure we can get back to the negotiating table.

San Germano, the F1H2o promoter offered two options, to hold the first round of the 2020 F1H2o World Championship in late September or for the race to be the curtain raiser for the 2021 season next June or July.

F1 boats first raced on the water in May 1981 and next year would mark the 40th anniversary of that event.

Abu Dhabi team manager, Guido Cappellini is upbeat about the return of the premier UIM class:

The conditions are all there for a World Championship race in Como, even if not this year, next year and it could go back to being a regular date every year.

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