Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018
When Aarhus hosts the Hempel Sailing World Championships in 2018 it will be for all 10 Olympic sailing classes plus Kitesurfing. It is going to be one of the largest sporting events ever in Denmark. During the event, Aarhus will be buzzing with excitement. Sailors from more than 100 nations will compete for Worlds medals and qualifying for the Olympics on the waves of Aarhus Bay. The new pier invites everyone to join the family-friendly activities. It will be a party for all ages and interests, with lots of action for both incarnated fans of sailing, and for those who are not yet familiar with the sport.
Stop by and feel the sea spray and the wind in the sails and join us in celebrating Aarhus, Denmark, The Sea and all of the great athletes.
Facts about the Worlds
Danish World Champions
Jena and Katja became Sunday, 3rd September 2017 World Champions in 49er FX in Portugal. The two girls will defend their title at home at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus next year. We wish them congratulations!
Aarhus International Sailing Center
Construction has commenced and the new Aarhus International Sailing Center will be ready for handover in April 2018 in due time to play it’s central role in the 2018 Sailing World Championships.
Hempel is appointed as Title Sponsor
The world-leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets, Hempel, is the Title Sponsor for next year’s championships in Aarhus. The event’s official title is: ‘Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018’.
The test event – in general, it has been successful
Aarhus Sailing Week – the test event for the SWC2018 – is successfully completed, and now it is time to look forward towards the SWC2018, while the experience and memories of the event are still fresh.
‘The event went very well, but there are a lot of things to evaluate and develop” says Klaus Natorp, Director of the SWC2018.
In collaborates with the Danish company World Perfect, Aarhus 2018 is developing a special waste bag for trainer Ribs. The bag was tested at the Aarhus Sailing Week 2017. This in order to be an active part of the sustainability program at the Worlds next year.
Everyday Life at Aarhus Marina during the Championships
Regular visitors at Aarhus marina often ask questions like: Is it true that the marina will be closed for us during the championships? and Will we be asked to leave?
The answer to both questions is no.