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2018 J/24 World Championship to be held at Lake Garda

by J/Boats 7 Dec 2017 11:41 GMT 24-31 August 2018
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The J/24 World Council Meeting, held at the historic site of Fraglia Vela Riva, has announced that the 2018 J/24 World Championship will take place in Riva del Garda from 24th to 31st August, 2018.

"It is a pleasure to once again host the J/24 fleet for its major events- the Italian Championship in May and the Worlds at the end of August," stated the Fraglia Vela Riva's President, Giancarlo Mirandola. He added, "this class is part of sailing history, in fact celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and it continues to be healthy and actively sailed worldwide. After having hosted the 1999 and 2009 Italian Nationals here in Riva del Garda, it is a great honour to organize and host the 2018 J/24 Worlds."

The regatta will consist of ten races, for which many talented teams are expected to sail being attracted not only by the magnificent race course, but also by the natural beauties of Garda Trentino and the renowned hosts at Fraglia Vela Riva.

After a tour of the club, the participants of the J/24 World Council Meeting acknowledged the suitability of the facilities and appreciated the professional competence of Fraglia Vela Riva in running world-class events. Moreover, it was decreed the World Championship would be limited to 80 boats. The Italian fleet, as hosting nation, has the right to enter 24 pre-selected boats and one boat for the former World Champion, one for the 2017 Italian Champion, one female team, one youth team (under 25) and two boats from the organizing club.

For more J/24 class and World Championship sailing information, visit here.

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