2018 Sailing World Championships
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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.
|Dates||30 July – 12 August 2018|
|Qualification(s)||2020 Summer Olympics|
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.
The following cities competed to win the right to host the Championships. 
Events and equipmentEdit
The following events will be open for 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 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|
|Mixed multihull||Foiling Nacra 17||80|
The competition will start on 2 August and finish on 12 August.
|Thu 2||Fri 3||Sat 4||Sun 5||Mon 6||Tue 7||Wed 8||Thu 9||Fri 10||Sat 11||Sun 12|
|Women's 49er FX||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Men's Formula Kite||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Women's Formula Kite||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Women's Laser Radial||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Mixed Nacra 17||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Totals (19 nations)||12||12||12||36|
- "ISAF delighted with quality of bids for 2018 Sailing World Championships". Insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
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