The 2018 Sailing World Championships Aarhus quicks off!

The 2018 Sailing World Championships Aarhus quicks off!

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 - Kingston, ON

The 2018 Sailing World Championships Aarhus quicks off today with the opening ceremonies in Aarhus, Denmark. Held every four years, the Sailing World Championships is one of the biggest global sailing event in the world. Over 1400 sailors from 90 nations will be competing from August 2nd to the 12th on the waves of Aarhus Bay.

Sailors are competing for more than a medal at this event, as the Sailing World Championships are the first and largest qualification regatta for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. With 40% of the places being decided at this event, sailors will need to push hard to make their way up the scoreboard.

Here are the CST & CSDS members racing at this event
Laser - Robert Davis (KYC/RCYC), Luke Ruitenberg (RNSYS), Fillah Karim (RVYC) and Noah Collinson (RCYC)
Laser Radial - Isabella Bertold (RVYC), Brenda Bowskill (RCYC), Sarah Douglas (ABYC) and Coralie Vittecoq (RStLYC)
49er -  Will Jones (RHYC) & Evan DePaul (RHYC)
49erFX -  Ali Ten Hove (KYC/RCYC) & Mariah Millien (RCYC)

Finn - Tom Ramshaw (SLYC/RCYC), Kyle Martin (RVYC)

Additional Canadian sailors racing at the event

Laser - Hugh McRae (KYC), Norman Struthers (RCYC)

Laser Radial - Clara Gravely (ABYC), Maura Dewey (RVYC)

Finn - Gordon Stevens (RNSYS)

 

Stay tuned as our sailors hit the water, and fight their way to the top! Don’t miss out on a single race with the live tracking.  

 

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Photo: Kieran Darcy