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26 Oct 2017

The Notice of Race / Sailing Instructions (NoR/SI) for the Hempel Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships has been published.

Click here to view the NoR/SI.

The 2018 Sailing World Championships will be launched in August 2018. Second only to the Olympic Games, these World Championships are the most important event for the Olympic Sailing classes.

The Sailing World Championships are held every four years, two years before the Olympic Games. Most recently, they were held in the autumn of 2014 in Santander, Spain. All other years, class World Championship are raced as separate events around the globe.

Racing at the Hempel Aarhus 2018 Worlds is scheduled to commence in Denmark on 2 August 2018 with the Men's and Women's Two Person Dinghies (470) and Men's Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn) take to the water first.

The first Medal Races will be on 9 August continuing the Championships close on 12 August.

Click here for the full schedule.

The 2018 Sailing World Championships are organised in collaboration between World Sailing, Dansk Sejlunion, 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.

The 2018 World Championships are to bring sailors and spectators closer together and spread enthusiasm for the sport both at sea and on land. The goal is to set a new record with upwards of 100 participating nations.

The World Championships are to attract spectators from Denmark and abroad and set completely new standards for both sailors and spectators.

The Sailing World Championships are without comparison, the largest Sailing event that has the participation of all 10 Olympic boat classes, attracting over 1000 competitors. New to the lineup, kitesurfing has also been added to the World Championships programme.

The distribution of national places at the 2020 Olympic Games will start on the Bay of Aarhus. This is where the dream about Olympic medals in Tokyo, Japan begins for the greatest stars in sailing.

Source: World Sailing