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The 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships were held in Aarhus, Denmark, from 30 July to 12 August 2018. It was the fifth edition of the Sailing World Championships. It was the world championships for all disciplines used at the next olympics. Sailors from over 100 nations raced in the waters of the Bay of Aarhus for world championships medals and the possibility to be qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

2018 Sailing World Championships
VenueAarhus, Denmark
Dates30 July – 12 August 2018
Qualification(s)2020 Summer Olympics
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The event took place on the Docklands, at the exact spot where the Vikings founded Aarhus. A new world class sailing centre was the venue for 14 days leaving significant impact on Denmark's sailors and on the further urban development in Aarhus.



The Sailing World Championships are held every four years, the Worlds is one of the biggest global sailing events in the world. Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 is the first big qualification for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020. The World Championships will include all 10 Olympic boat classes. Kite surfing will be added to the programme for the first time. 1,100 sailboats and 1,500 participants from approximately 100 nations are expected to take partin the events. The event expects to draw 400,000 visitors to Aarhus, and more than 800 volunteers.

Bidding processEdit

The following cities competed to win the right to host the Championships. [1]


Sailing will be held on Aarhus Bay with the regatta centre at Navitas Park.[2]

Competition formatEdit

Events and equipmentEdit

The following events will be open for entries:[2]

Event Equipment Max. entries
Men's one-person dinghy Laser 165
Men's one-person dinghy (heavyweight) Finn 90
Men's two-person dinghy 470 105
Men's skiff 49er 105
Men's windsurfer RS:X 100
Men's kiteboarding Formula Kite 90
Women's one-person dinghy Laser Radial 120
Women's two-person dinghy 470 70
Women's skiff 49er FX 80
Women's kiteboarding Formula Kite 30
Women's windsurfer RS:X 80
Mixed multihull Foiling Nacra 17 80

Competition scheduleEdit

The competition will start on 2 August and finish on 12 August.[2]

Racing days
Date →
Event ↓
Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12
Men's 470
Women's 470
Men's 49er
Women's 49er FX
Men's Finn
Men's Formula Kite
Women's Formula Kite
Men's Laser
Women's Laser Radial
Mixed Nacra 17
Men's RS:X
Women's RS:X


Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Denmark)

1  Netherlands3216
2  France2237
3  Japan1102
4  Belgium1001
  United States1001
10  Australia0202
11  Great Britain0123
12  Spain0112
13  Austria0101
16  Germany0022
17  Argentina0011
Totals (19 nations)12121236

Event medalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 470
Kevin Peponnet
Jeremie Mion
Tetsuya Isozaki
Akira Takayanagi
Jordi Xammar Hernandez
Nicolás Rodríguez García-Paz
Women's 470
Ai Kondo Yoshida
Miho Yoshioka
Silvia Mas Depares
Patricia Cantero Reina
Hannah Mills
Eilidh McIntyre
  United Kingdom
Šime Fantela
Mihovil Fantela
Mathieu Frei
Noe Delpech
Tim Fischer
Fabian Graf
49er FX
Annemiek Bekkering
Annette Duetz
Tanja Frank
Lorena Abicht
Sophie Weguelin
Sophie Ainsworth
  United Kingdom
Zsombor Berecz
Max Salminen
Pieter-Jan Postma
Men's Formula Kite
Nicolas Parlier
Guy Bridge
  United Kingdom
Maxime Nocher
Women's Formula Kite
Daniela Moroz
  United States
Elena Kalinina [ru]
Alexia Fancelli
Pavlos Kontides
Matthew Wearn
Philipp Buhl
Laser Radial
Emma Plasschaert
Marit Bouwmeester
Anne-Marie Rindom
Nacra 17
Ruggero Tita
Caterina Marianna Banti
Nathan Outteridge
Haylee Outteridge
Santiago Lange
Cecilia Carranza Saroli
Men's RS:X
Dorian van Rijsselberghe
Kiran Badloe
Louis Giard
Women's RS:X
Lilian de Geus
Charline Picon
Yunxiu Lu


  1. ^ "ISAF delighted with quality of bids for 2018 Sailing World Championships". Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c [1][dead link]

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