Boats supplied for Para Championships
Published on July 2nd, 2021
A trio of 2021 Para Championships will, for the first time, supply boats to all athletes, simplifying the requirements to participate.
July 24-26 – RS Venture SCS Para World Championship in Travemünde, Germany
September 25-29 – 2.4mr Gold Cup Para World Championship in Warnemünde, Germany
October 2-9 – Hansa World Championship in Palermo, Italy
“Sailing is one big global family, and in these unprecedented times our Para Championship organizers have all come forward to support our community,” said Massimo Dighe, Paralympic sailor and Para World Sailing Manager in World Sailing.
“Providing the boats for our Championship races is the ideal solution during the pandemic, when our athletes are having to make many decisions – including financial ones – before competing.”
Additionally, a Para Development Program clinic will run before the Hansa Worlds with coaching support continuing during the event. This will provide valuable support to sailors from new and emerging nations.
A fourth event, the Inclusion World Championship for Sailing, will also be guaranteeing boats for all entries on August 25-29 in Hamburg, Germany. Supported by World Sailing and the German Sailing Association, the Norddeutscher Regatta Vereinone (NRV) – one of the oldest and largest yacht clubs in Germany – will host this Championship for the second time on the Alster Lake in the center of the city.
“These are exciting times for sailing – our Para World Strategy 2020-2023, led by Massimo, is clearly making an impact in our community,” commented World Sailing Chief Executive Officer, David Graham.
“World Sailing is dependent on a huge volunteer body across the globe. Our Para Sailing Committee, led by Betsy Alison (USA), is extremely active with clear goals around participation and gender equality. It is brilliant to watch their strategy unfold and the sport is indebted to all the committee members. This latest boost from our Championship organizers demonstrates the massive will to deliver this plan.”
World Sailing’s Para World Strategy 2020-2023 was launched at the 2019 Annual Conference in Bermuda and outlines four key goals to grow para sailing.