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Japan Prime Minister set to welcome Para World Sailing Championship

by World Sailing 11 Oct 2022 15:17 BST 20-23 October 2022
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Japan will soon make Para Sailing history by hosting its first simultaneous Para World Sailing Championship and the Hansa Class Asia Pacific Championship, both taking place from 20-23 October in Hiroshima Bay.

Over 120 sailors from 11 countries will compete in the Para World Sailing Championship featuring the Hansa 303 men's and women's classes, and Liberty classes, while the Asia Pacific Championship will take places with the Hansa 303 single and double classes as well as the Hansa 2.3 single and Liberty.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, has been a vocal supporter for Para Sailing ever since the decision was made for the dual hosting.

Speaking at the launch event in his home town, at the fully accessible Hiroshima Kannon Marina, Kishida championed the role of Para Sailing and Para sports in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive society:

"It is a challenge common to the international community to create a society where all people, young and old, people with disabilities, men and women, can feel a sense of purpose in life.

"I am convinced that the many participants from all over the world who will gather in Hiroshima to compete in the scenic Seto Inland Sea, will inspire and encourage people with their bright and shining lives and help Japan to develop a society in which diversity is respected."

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