The International Hansa Class Association is pleased to announce that the 2022 Hansa Class Asia Pacific Championships will be held in Hiroshima, Japan.
The regatta will take place from October 20-23rd at Kanon Marina in Hiroshima, which was the host of the very successful 2018 Hansa Class World Championships. Sailing will take place in the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 and Liberty divisions.
Newly elected President of the International Hansa Class Association, Vera Voorbach says “We are very pleased that the 2022 Asia Pacific Championships will be held in Hiroshima, Japan. Sailors from around the World will have fond memories of our World Championships – held at the same venue – in 2018 and the warmth and professionalism of our Japanese hosts. Now that the World is opening up for more overseas travel, we hope that we will see a large gathering of sailors from different nations at this regatta”.
The Hansa Class Asia Pacific Championships began in 2011 and are scheduled to be held every 2 years. Previous events have all been held in Australia, with no event held in 2019. This will be the first time these regional Championships have been held in Japan. The Hansa Class Championships are open and inclusive of all competitors, with Servo entries sailing and being scored as part of their respective open fleets.
The preliminary schedule for events is:
Thursday October 20, 2022 Reception, opening ceremony and party
Friday October 21st – Sunday October 23rd 2022 Racing, followed by an Award Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
The legacy of the 2018 Hansa Class Worlds at the Kanon Marina venue sees modern Universal Design bathrooms and facilities for competitors and organisers have a comprehensive list of accessible accommodation and transport options.
Work on a rebuilt Marine Centre at the precinct (pictured left) is expected to be completed in September prior to the regatta.
More details will be available on the IHCA website – www.hansaclass.org – as they come to hand.