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Hempel sponsors the Sailing World Championships 2018

27.06.2017

We’re proud to announce that we are title sponsor of the Sailing World Championships 2018, which will be held in Aarhus, Denmark in July and August next year.

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The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 is the principal qualification event for the Olympic Sailing Competition in Tokyo 2020. The event is expected to draw around 1,500 sailors from 100 nations, as well as over 400,000 visitors, making it three times larger than the sailing events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

As a renowned supplier of specialist coatings for marine vessels, including racing yachts, we’re proud to be supporting an event where the world’s best sailors will meet and compete. Group President and CEO Henrik Andersen explains:

“We cherish cooperation and high performance. This is reflected in our business strategy Journey to Excellence, where we seek to become excellent at everything we do, exactly as the world’s best sailors and their teams do,” he says. “At the same time, the event is a good opportunity for us to show what Hempel stands for, and how we look to support local communities, which is an important part of our values.”

Facts about the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018

  • The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 will include all 10 Olympic boat classes. Kitesurfing will be added to the programme for the first time.
  • Around 1,500 sailors from more than 100 nations will take part.
  • In terms of the number of participants, the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 will be more than three times bigger than the sailing races at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 is the first big qualifying event for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
  • Around 400,000 visitors are expected in Aarhus for the event.
  • Held concurrently to the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, a large festival will provide maritime experiences for visiting families.
  • Dates: 30 July – 12 August 2018.
  • The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 is organised by The Danish Sailing Association, Sailing Aarhus, City of Aarhus and Sport Event Denmark.

 

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