by World Sailing (as amended by IHCA)
Puerto Sherry, El Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, Spain has been selected by World Sailing to host the 2019 Para World Sailing Championships from 1-7 July 2019.
The Para World Sailing Championships showcases the best-of-the-best in Para World Sailing, creates sporting heroes and engages sailing and sports fans as well as sponsors and broadcasters.
World Sailing and Marina Puerto de Santa Maria will work collaboratively to deliver the Championships.
Massimo Dighe, Para World Sailing Manager, commented, “World Sailing is delighted that Puerto Sherry will be hosting the 2019 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships.
“The Marina has an outstanding track record of hosting major international sailing events. The facilities for Para World Sailing athletes are world class and we’re looking forward to working with the organisers to deliver a memorable event for all those involved.
“I am sure all the sailors’ attending will receive a warm welcome.”
Valle de la Riva, President of Club Náutico Puerto Sherry & Marina Puerto Santa Maria, said, “The sailors will be overwhelmed by the wind and sea conditions as well as the entertainment on land in Puerto Sherry. Sailors will have high hopes of the venue and we have a unique venue in every way that they will fall in love with.”
Rafael Martín-Prat, CEO of Puerto Sherry Para World Sailing Championships 2019 added, “Cadiz Bay is renowned for its wind and world-class sailing. Alongside the on-water competition, the sailors will get to visit an ancient historic town steeped in history.
“Andalusia is a place out of this world and I encourage all the sailors to not just hear about it, but come and enjoy it. We will aim to deliver one of the best Championships in Para World Sailing history and we’re waiting for the competitors to come and discover it.”
Kiel, Germany hosted the most recent edition of the Para Worlds in 2017 and more than 80 sailors’ from 37 nations competed across the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, Men’s Hansa 303 and Women’s Hansa 303.
From 16-22 September 2018, the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA will host the 2018 edition with racing to take place across the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, Men’s Hansa 303, Women’s Hansa 303 and the RS Venture Connect. New formats will be trialled in Sheboygan to ensure an exciting competition for the competitors and those watching locally and from afar.