Kass Schmitt has written to the Race Director saying:
“It is with a huge amount of disappointment that I must concede defeat. I will not be ready to start the OSTAR. It was always a very ambitious timeline for us, and a lot depended on suppliers being dependable, which, in a shocking number of cases they have not been.
I believe the most prudent course of action is to withdraw my entry. I’d like to thank you, the Race Committee and the RWYC for having been so helpful and supportive of my campaign. I look forward to taking part in the following OSTAR”.