Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships Qualification System Released
qualification system for the 2018 Sailing World Championships set to be held
in Aarhus, Denmark from 30 July to 12 August 2018 has been released.
here for the Aarhus 2018 qualification system.
here for the Aarhus 2018 Test Event qualification system
The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest
gathering of Olympic class sailors. At the 2014 edition in Santander, Spain,
more than 1,100 sailors from 82 nations attended with hundreds of thousands
of spectators taking to the promenade and spectator dune.
Aarhus 2018 is the first and most significant qualification event for the
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 40% of the nation quotas places available
across the ten Olympic events.
Second only to the Olympic Games, the 2018 Worlds, organised in collaboration
between World Sailing, Dansk Sejlunion, Sailing Aarhus, Sport Event Denmark
and the City of Aarhus aims to become a record breaker. More than 100 nations
are predicted to compete in the 2017 European City of Culture with new
standards to be set for both sailors and spectators.
Aarhus 2018 will also see Men's and Women's Kiteboarding introduced into the
championships for the first time.
Alastair Fox, Director of Events at World Sailing commented, "Excellent
progress continues to be made by the Aarhus 2018 Organising Committee and the
local authorities. The team have set ambitious targets that will make the
championships memorable not only for the attending sailors but also to
spectators and those following the event around the world.
"The qualification system for the Aarhus 2018 Worlds offers every World
Sailing Member National Authority one entry per event. This will enable
Aarhus 2018 to attract a record number of nations.”
Klaus Natorp, Head of Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships added, "All
four partners behind the event: The City of Aarhus, Sport Event Denmark, The
Danish Sailing Association and Sailing Aarhus are setting all sails in their
efforts to make the Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships a truly memorable
event that will combine world class sailing and a maritime festival for
thousands of sailors and spectators.
"Our teams of volunteers are fully engaged in their training and
education programme and they are showing great enthusiasm and professionalism
which reflect Denmark's long track record of executing world class sailing
"It will be fantastic to host teams from up to 100 different nations and
share the celebration of the city's return to the sea with the brand new
sailing centre at the tip of the urban development of the docklands of
More on Aarhus 2018 at http://www.aarhus2018.com/
By Daniel Smith - World
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