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Inclusion World Championship for Sailing

Germany’s Baltic Coast destination city of Rostock is set to host the Inclusion World Championship for Sailing August 24-28 on behalf of World Sailing.

A total of 27 teams from Austria, Colombia, Czechia, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, and Thailand will compete on the SV/14 class, with sailors paired purposefully to put para- and inclusive sailing in the limelight. Sailors with disabilities will sail with able-bodied partners.

The Inclusion World Championship for Sailing has the support of Germany at state level, with Stefanie Drese, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Minister of Social Affairs, Health, and Sport as patron.

The Inclusion World Championship for Sailing will be broadcast live to spectators watching from the banks of the Warnow River estuary with expert commentary. The Association for Sports for the Disabled and Rehabilitation Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (VBRS) will also be organizing on-site trial sailing for children with impairments alongside the Championship.

The Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), one of the oldest and largest yacht clubs in Germany, has hosted the Inclusion World Championship for Sailing twice in its home waters on the Outer Alster in Hamburg in 2020 and 2021.

Now, the NRV is coming together with Rostock Association of Sailing Clubs and Rostock Regatta Association, with support from patron Mona Küppers, the President of the German Sailing Association.

Wider partners for this event include State Sports Association MV, VBRS, Sailing Association MV, We are We – Inclusion in Sailing and Heinz Kettler Foundation.

More information is available at inclusionworlds-sailing.com/en/