Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - Endure

IFDS World Championships 2015 at Royal YC of Victoria

by Yachting Victoria on 29 May 2012
Australian Paralympic Medalists Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in Skud 18 Paralympic Class Boat - IFDS World Championships 2015 Jeff Crow/Sail Melbourne http://www.sportlibrary.com.au
IFDS World Championships for 2015 are to be hosted by the The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (Royals). Royals is very proud and honored to be selected by the International Association for Disabled Sailing to host the 2015 championships.

The IFDS World Championships will bring the ‘best of the best’ of disabled sailing to Port Phillip as athletes fight for their spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The bid by the Club is subject to the event being financially secured by October 2012. To this effect Commodore Bas Huibers called on businesses and government to support the event -'The Club is keen to secure commercial and government sponsorship to make sure this event happens in Victoria. It has the potential to draw millions of dollars in economic benefit to the State. These world championships are the last pre-selection opportunity for the 2016 Paralympic Games and are bound to draw a significant number of competitors, national teams and support crew.

The Yacht Club is in negotiations with relevant agencies at local and state level to achieve a ‘win-win’ for everyone involved in this great event. We expect significant economic impact with over 90% overseas competitors congregating in Victoria and Williamstown at ‘Royals’ for many weeks.

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is keen to hear from any local, state, national or International businesses wishing to gain exposure and be part of a terrific high profile event that will certainly boost image and presence on a world-wide stage as well as here in Melbourne.

The event also aligns with the Club’s existing programs assisting people with Disabilities through our Sailability – the next step program and working with various disadvantaged groups. Commodore Bas Huibers added 'To maintain these programs we do need funding. Sailing is a great sport to help people gain confidence and new skills in life.'

Michael McLean, gold medalist in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics is Chairing the Club’s organising committee for the event. He stated that 'One of the great advantages from the athlete’s perspective is it will inspire people with a disability that there is a pathway to get involved in sport right through to elite participation; healthy goals for a healthy future'.

The IFDS World Championship’s would be yet another major event coup for the State of Victoria after its recent announcement regarding its successful bid to host the ISAF Sailing World Cup here in Melbourne for a further 4 years.

IFDS World Championship are scheduled to take place in November 2015 just prior to the ISAF Sailing World Cup which also supports Paralympic Sailing offering an extended tourism for the Yachting Victoria website
Colligo Marine 660x82Zhik ZKG 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Alinghi pull off incredible comeback to take Act 6 in Madeira
Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal’s Madeira Islands.
Posted today at 3:39 am
It’s Chuck’s fault!
The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz. Had he not shown me this image he took during the recent Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay, then this editorial would not have come to pass.
Posted today at 2:36 am
Roepers leads Plenty to victory in Zadar, captures circuit crown
Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy a few months later to secure another significant achievement then capped an extremely successful 2016 campaign by closing the deal in Croatia.
Posted on 25 Sep
Oman Air stay top of Extreme Sailing Series table with podium place
Oman Air stayed top of the overall leaderboard after posting a third place in Act six and shifted focus to the next Act. Oman Air stayed top of the overall leaderboard after posting a third place in Act six in Madeira and immediately shifted their focus to the next Act in Lisbon, Portugal, in two weeks.
Posted on 25 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Norauto foils to victory at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
Racing in a light wind Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all races Racing in a light westerly Levante wind, Adam Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all three races, and he went on to win two of them.
Posted on 25 Sep
Team Tilt finish second at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup
Team Tilt added a second place to scoreboard this weekend at the penultimate event of what has been a successful season The seven crew members on board the 32-foot flying catamaran posted three outright wins from 15 races to finish second overall after Adam Minoprio on Norauto. Team Engie, skippered by Sebastien Rogues finished in third place.
Posted on 25 Sep
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Images from Régates Royales
The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales. The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales with classic yachts and Dragons. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on the water at Cannes and provided this gallery of images from the penultimate day of the regatta.
Posted on 25 Sep
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - More images from Régates Royales
Second gallery from the final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge at Cannes The 38th Régates Royales, the final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on the water at Cannes and provided this second gallery of images from the penultimate day.
Posted on 25 Sep
World Sailing - Henderson sets out foundations of his President bid
Paul Henderson is standing for another term as President to get some significant and vital issues facing Sailing address Paul Henderson is standing for another term as President to get some significant and vital issues facing Sailing addressed by sailors with their input both individually and via their International Class Associations. Henderson sets out below what he believes will be the foundations of his next Presidency.
Posted on 25 Sep