Aarhus, an international event city
- Aarhus – amongst the most professional sailing event organisers in the world
- Aarhus – a reliable and international event partner
- Aarhus – has a clear investment strategy in terms of sailing facilities and events
The Danish Sailing Association (MNA)
The MNA (Member National Authority) behind the 2018 Sailing World Championships is the Danish Sailing Association. The Danish Sailing Association, formed in 1913, is a member of ISAF and EUROSAF as well as all relevant sporting and political organisations in Denmark such as the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Confederation of Denmark. The Danish Sailing Association has 270 member sailing clubs, representing a total of 65,000 members. The President is Mr Hans Natorp and the General Secretary Mr Mads Kolte.
Learn more about the Danish Sailing Association on their website: www.sejlsport.dk (Danish only).
The organising committee for the 2018 Sailing World Championships is formed by Sailing Aarhus, a non-profit sailing event management organisation constituted by the six sailing clubs in Aarhus, with a representative from each bidding partner joining the board.
Sailing Aarhus was established in 1999 in connection with the Danish bid for the 2003 ISAF Worlds and has worked intensely ever since, organising international sailing events in Aarhus. Sailing Aarhus has a permanently staffed office and has successfully run numerous international events such as the 2008 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the 2010 505 World Championships and the 2013 49er & 49erFX European Championships.
Individually or collectively, the six yacht clubs have arranged major races and championships for many years. Their legacy extends back to the first international regatta ever held in Denmark, on the Bay of Aarhus in August 1866. For the past 25 years, the Bay of Aarhus has been the scene of more than 300 regattas. Among these have been numerous international championships, such as the Laser Standard Worlds, Europe Worlds, Yngling Worlds, 2.4mR Worlds, Star European, 49er & 49erFX Europeans, 29er Worlds and many European, Scandinavian and National Championships. The six yacht clubs have a total of more than 3,500 members, to which should be added the large number of enthusiastic sailing club members from all over Denmark who are expected to team up as volunteers.
Learn more about Sailing Aarhus on their website: www.sailing-aarhus.dk (Danish only)
City of Aarhus/Aarhus Events
Aarhus Events attracts, develops and supports large, strategic events with an international focus. The overall aim is to create events that contribute to economic growth and development across various sectors and which provide unique experiences for the city’s citizens, guests and business community. Aarhus Events assists event planners within a wide range of fields: Sporting events, cultural events and knowledge events among others. At Aarhus Events, we take part in the planning, development and occasionally in the execution of events. We advise and provide guidance to those organising events in Aarhus. We have a solid and strong network both locally, nationally and internationally, and the team has many years of experience at attracting, developing and staging events. Please contact us for further information.
Learn more about Aarhus Events on their website: http://www.aarhusevents.dk/da/Om-os-About-us/About-Aarhus-Events.aspx (Danish only)
Sport Event Danmark
Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sports event organisation. The organisation was established in 1994 by the Danish government and the national Danish sports organisations with the main aim of attracting and hosting major international sporting events and sports congresses.
Sport Event Denmark recognises the importance of adding value to an event and its owners. Therefore Sport Event Denmark remains involved throughout the event process and works closely with the local organising committee and the event rights holder.
Learn more about Sport Event Denmark on their website: http://sporteventdenmark.com/?sc_lang=en