07 July 2018
The Hague is organising a summer with different fantastic sailing events for the sailors and the spectators.
After the North Sea Regatta and hosting the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race, the Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 is next on the agenda.
After 40 years, The Hague will be the scene of the World Championships again, from 12 to 20 July 2018.
Around 120 boats, ranging in length between 9 and 20 metres with more than 1200 crew members, will compete in inshore and offshore races.
Spectators will be able to enjoy the exciting matches from the coast. This year it will be even more exciting, because for the first time the two most advanced handicapping systems ORC and IRC join forces in one combined Offshore World Championships. As a result, there will only be one winner per class.
The different classes will compete at two courses. It promises to be a great spectacle.
The absolute world top of sailors, from 22 different countries, will be present, both professional and amateur.
They will engage in a battle with each other, the current and the wind.
Well-known Dutch sailors such as Gerd-Jan Poortman, Bouwe Bekking, Dirk de Ridder and Erik van Vuuren wil lbe among the participants.
The exciting matches can be seen from the coast or the quay. After the races, the sailors will chat about their experiences of the day, while enjoying a drink. Also, the race village will be freely accessible.