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2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships will be in Aarhus, Denmark

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aarhusYachtingHarbourThe ISAF Executive Committee decided unanimously on Saturday at the end of the midyear meeting after proposal from ISAF Evaluation Commission - that the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championship for all Olympic Classes will be in Aarhus, Denmark. 

The second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus is situated on the eastern side of the peninsula of Jutland. The competition venue will be established at a new Aarhus International Sailing Centre in Aarhus Yachting Harbour. Easily accessible and within walking distance of downtown city area. Aarhus has welcomed several world class sailing events in recent years including the 2008 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, 2010 505 World Championship, 2011 A-Cat World Championship and the 2013 49er and 49erFX European Championships.

Held every four years, the ISAF Worlds is a key event for sailors campaigning for the Olympic Sailing Competition, bringing together past and future World and Olympic Champions across the ten Olympic classes.

Other bidding cities were:
Busan, Korea
Gdynia, Poland
The Hague, Netherlands 

This is the fourth time out of five the events will be hosted in Europe:
2003 in Cadiz, Spain
2007 in Cascais, Portugal
2011 in Perth, Australia
2014 in Santander, Spain
2018 in Aarhus, Denmark

About the ISAF Worlds

The ISAF Sailing World Championship is the principal qualificaton event for the Olympic Sailing Competition. The largest congregation of Olympic sailors converged on Cadiz in southwest Spain for the first ISAF World Championships from 11-24 September 2003.

From 28 June-13 July 2007, Cascais, Portugal hosted the second edition of the ISAF Sailing Worlds. Building on the success of Cadiz four years earlier, 1,350 sailors and 900 boats represented 76 nations in the biggest Olympic sailing event yet.

Perth, Australia hosted the third ISAF Worlds in December 2011. 1,200 sailors from 79 nations took part, racing for world championship glory and Olympic qualification. As the principal qualification event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, 75% of all national places were decided.

Santander, Spain will host the 2014 ISAF Worlds from 8-21 September 2014. The 2014 ISAF Worlds will serve as the first Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition qualifier with 50% of Rio 2016 places available.


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Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 June 2014 20:08 )