Santander 2014 ISAF World Championships Announced

Published on October 27th, 2013

Santander, Spain (October 25, 2013) – The organizers for Santander 2014 have announced the dates for the Santander 2014 ISAF World Championships which will bring more than two weeks of Olympic Sailing to the waters of Santander.

From 3 to September 21, Santander will be the center of the Olympic sport with more than 1,000 boats fighting for the scepter to be credited as world champions. September 3 will start the great sailing event, the “Santander 2014 ISAF World Championships”, with the official opening of the Boat Park for the participating boats and where they will be ashore when not in competition.

From 3-11 September, all boats who come to Santander in search of the world title or a place for their country in the Olympics, will have some tough days of training and inscriptions, days in which all participants will focus on preparation and the measurement of boats and materials, and performing final practice in both the cove and the bay of Santander.

The competition will be begin with the Laser class – the Laser Standard and Laser Radial – on Friday, September 12, and the following day 470-male and female will kick off, and the RS:X male and female division will begin on September 14.

On Monday 15 will be the first day in which all classes -except the Laser, which have a reserve day on that day- come together in action with their qualifying events, with the Finn, 49er, 49er Fx and Nacra classes all competing.

The highlight of Santander 2014 will undoubtedly be the Medal Races, which will offer a great show from Thursday 18 until Sunday 21 September. These four days of tight competition in the Bay of Santander, in final fight for the world title, will be headlined by the Laser Class (Radial and Standard) on Thursday and The 470 (male and female) on Friday.

The Medal Races that will be sailed over the weekend will be the podium finishers in the RS:X (male and female) class on Saturday, and Sunday for classes 49er, 49er RX, Nacra and Finn. Details

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