Please select your home edition
Edition
Crewsaver 2015 Lifejackets

Sheboygan to host 2018 Para Worlds and bid process for 2019 opens

by World Sailing on 8 Nov 16-22 Septembr 2018
Blind Match Racing World Championship © Janet Weyandt

From 16-22 September 2018, the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, USA will host the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships.

The Para World Sailing Championships is the definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in Para Sailing with clear objectives to showcase and develop paralympic sailing, create sporting heroes and engage sports fans, and excite sponsors and broadcasters.

The 2018 Para Worlds will be organised collaboratively by World Sailing, Sail Sheboygan and the Sail Education Association of Sheboygan.

On the announcement of Sheboygan as host, Massimo Dighe, Para World Sailing Manager, commented, "World Sailing is delighted that Sheboygan will be hosting the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships.

"Sheboygan has an excellent track record of hosting major international sailing events. From the Nations Cup Grand Final to the Women's and Blind Match Racing World Championships, the team on the ground and the town know what it takes to welcome top class sailors.

"The facilities are exceptional and I am sure the sailors attending will receive a warm welcome."

Kiel, Germany hosted the most recent edition of the Para Worlds and more than 80 sailors from 39 nations competed across the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, Men's Hansa 303 and Women's Hansa 303.

At World Sailing's upcoming Annual Conference in Mexico, the future of the Para World Sailing will be discussed and debated as the sport aims for reinstatement into the Paralympic Games Sports Programme.

Dighe continued, "The 2018 Para Worlds is a pivotal event for World Sailing as the sport seeks reinstatement for the 2024 Paralympic Games. More than 80 sailors from 39 nations competed at the 2017 edition in Germany and we're hopeful Sheboygan will welcome a similar amount."

In addition to today's announcement on the 2018 Worlds, World Sailing is now inviting Member National Authorities and Host Cities to bid for the 2019 Para World Sailing Championships.

The information for bidders outline the specification of minimum requirements for both the sporting competition and the on-shore event, and sets out the rights and responsibilities of each party in hosting the event.

Information for Bidders can be found here.

All bids must be received by the World Sailing Executive Office by email by 17:00 (UTC) on 15 January 2018.

Land Rover BAR Cap
REPORT OF THE MONTH SPONSORED BY Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd Nominate this article for report of the month for your chance to WIN a Land Rover BAR Cap for yourself and the author of the report that receives the most votes. Just fill in the form below!
Your name

Your email address

Why do you like this report?



Related Articles

Sailing applies for inclusion in Paris 2024
As part of the Paralympic Games Sports Programme World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has officially expressed an interest to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Sports Programme. Posted on 23 Nov
Bermuda lands World Sailing Conference
Hosting the event in 2019 World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, is heading to Bermuda for its Annual Conference in 2019. Building on the legacy of hosting the 35th America's Cup, the Bermuda Tourism Authority bid to host the prominent group. Posted on 18 Nov
eSailing World Championships
Launched by World Sailing World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. Posted on 12 Nov
World Sailing Council looks to the future
A week of discussion and debate from delegates at the Annual Conference A week of discussion and debate from delegates at World Sailing's Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico culminated in a two-day meeting of World Sailing's Council. Posted on 12 Nov
Star Sailors League recognised
Becoming World Sailing Special Event World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status. Posted on 9 Nov
Bouwmeester and Burling the big winners
At inaugural World Sailing Awards Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Peter Burling (NZL) were the big winners at the inaugural World Sailing Awards in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as they were announced male and female 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Posted on 8 Nov
Sustainability Agenda 2030
Creating a better world through sport World Sailing has launched its Sustainability Agenda 2030, which sets out the world governing body's ambitious commitment to help create a better world through sport. Posted on 8 Nov
If not now, then when?
Balancing the Boat forum at the World Sailing Annual Conference "If change is not delivered now, then when will it happen?" This was just one of the messages delivered at Balancing the Boat: growing female participation and developing pathways in competitive sailing. Posted on 7 Nov
Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards
Voting now open World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should be crowned 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Posted on 5 Nov
World Sailing uniting the sport
At 2017 Annual Conference The world of sailing will come together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 4-12 November for World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference. Posted on 2 Nov