Trimmed sails for Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018
The City of Aarhus, the Danish Sailing Federation, Sailing Aarhus and Sport Event Denmark have over the summer trimmed the sails and now better know the ropes for next year’s sailing World Championships.
With this weekend’s Sailing League and M32 Series visiting the bay of Aarhus, the Aarhus Water Week in August and the finalizing of the state of the art world class Sailing Center, the partners behind now look forward to next year’s sailing world championships.
“Testing and fine tuning are important elements of successfully staging major, international sporting events,” says Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark that partners the Hempel Sailing World Championships. Sport Event Denmark as the national sporting event organization has solid experiences with hosting events within many difference sports.
The City of Aarhus also known as the City of Sails has a long track record in hosting sailing events together with the Danish Sailing Federation and Sport Event Denmark, and this summer the staging also focused on getting all set for next year.
“The learnings from this year are many and we focus on the great potentials in promoting sailing to the Danes and Denmark to the World of Sailing. The fact that some of the races will come really close to the shore just in front of the new International Sailing Center will add huge value to the world championships,” continues Lars Lundov.
The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 are organised in collaboration between World Sailing, The Danish Sailing Federation, Sailing Aarhus, Sport Event Denmark and the City of Aarhus. The parties share a joint ambition about ensuring that the event becomes the biggest World Championships ever for Olympic boat classes.
Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 is a world class sport and a maritime festival rolled into one event. Sailors from over 100 nations will be racing in the waters of the Bay of Aarhus for world championships medals and the possibility to be qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The event takes place on the Docklands, at the exact spot where the Vikings founded Aarhus. A new world-class sailing centre is the venue for 14 days leaving significant impact on Denmark’s sailors and on the further urban development in Aarhus.
Hempel Saling World Championships Aarhus 2018 is held from July 30th to August 12th. The Bay of Aarhus will be a focal point for thousands of people and for the world’s elite sailors in a timeless battle against the wind, the waves, and the other racers.
Facts about Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018
- Held every four years, the Sailing World Championships is one of the biggest global sailing event in the world.
- Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 is the first big qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
- The World Championships in Aarhus will include all 10 Olympic boat classes.
- Kite surfing will be added to the program for the first time.
- 1100 sailboats
- 1500 participants from approx. 100 nations
- The event expects to draw 400.000 visitors to Aarhus.
- More than 800 volunteers
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