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Gdynia to host 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships

by Daniel Smith, ISAF 5 Mar 2016 10:45 GMT 4 March 2016
Aerial view of Marina Gdynia © Marina Gdynia

World Sailing is pleased to announce that Gdynia, Poland has been selected to host the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships.

Known as Poland's sailing capital, Gdynia is a dynamic, modern city with experience in running large scale events. The 2019 Youth Worlds will be held out of Marina Gdynia which is close to the city centre and offers excellent sailing and recreational facilities.

Gdynia has hosted a number of international regattas in recent years, including the 2004 edition of the Youth Worlds, 470 and Laser European Championships as well as Volvo Gdynia Sailing Days, attracting thousands of participants and spectators.

Bid partners, the Polish Yachting Association and the City of Gdynia, bring together proven experience in hosting large scale events with the regatta to take place from 13-20 July 2019.

Alistair Dickson, World Sailing Events Manager, said, "With experience of hosting high calibre sailing events, Gdynia is a perfect fit to hold the 2019 edition of the sports premier event for young sailors.

"Excellent on-shore facilities in a great location coupled with a good breeze in July will ensure the delivery of a fantastic all-round championship. World Sailing look forward to working with the Polish Yachting Association and the City of Gdynia."

An Evaluation Panel received presentations for potential hosts of the 2019 Youth Worlds in February 2016 from the following venues:

  • Gdynia, Poland
  • Lelystad, The Netherlands
  • Shanghai, China
The Panel made their recommendation to World Sailing's Executive Committee who unanimously endorsed the recommendation.

The selection of Gdynia is subject to a successful site visit and satisfactory contractual arrangements.

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