The Hansa Class World & International Championships 2016 will be taking place in Medemblik – Netherlands from 3 – 9 June 2016. The event will include the following competitions: Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 (single and two persons), Liberty and Skud 18. The 2016 Worlds will provide a full week of great sailing on a venue well known by sailors all over the world. In the organiser’s vision, sailors will bring their family and friends to combine their passion of sailing with a visit to the cultural and recreational venues of the Netherlands, Amsterdam and the beautiful city of Medemblik.
IHCA President Russell Phillips is looking forward to the 2016 Worlds. “The 2016 Hansa Class Combined World & International Championships will showcase the best sailors from around the world in our four inclusive Hansa Classes – the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303, Liberty and SKUD18. With a total of 119 sailors in 96 teams, the competition will be tough. It is great to see that interest in our Combined Championships is strong and that a large international presence will compliment the European sailors. The Hansa Class Association continues to grow and the 2016 Combined World & International Championships will be the pinnacle of our worldwide calendar of events”, said Mr Phillips.
Japan hosts 2018 Hansa World Championship
The 2018 Combined Hansa Class World & International Championships will held in Hiroshima Japan. There is a nine member delegation from Hiroshima attending the Medemblik event and a presentation is planned for 1700hrs on 7th June. A message from Minister Fumio Kishida, the Japan Minister for Foreign Affairs, inviting sailors from around the world to attend the 2018 World Championships in Hiroshima will be ready by a representative from the Japanese Embassy in Netherlands.