2018 SWC is world class sport and a maritime festival rolled into one event. Sailors from over 100 nations race in the waters of the Bay of Aarhus for world championship medals and qualifications for the Olympics, and the city’s newly constructed harbour front offer activities for the entire family.
2018 SWC celebrates a sport, a city, and a nation undergoing constant evolution. Denmark has always been a leader in the sport of sailing. In this country, sailing is a part of life. All Danes are close to the sea and to the world of ocean adventures awaiting them when they get in a boat. The freedom, passion, and shared experience of sailing will now be within everyone’s reach when the championships and the associated events roll out.
At 2018 SWC, the city returns to the sea. 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.
2018 SWC, held from July 30 to August 12, will be one of the largest sports events ever staged in Denmark. 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.