Denmark to host 2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship
ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship willbe staged in Middelfart, Denmark. This has just been decided after thepresentations in Oman on Monday, and today it has been confirmed officially byISAF. The Danish bid was up against Szczecin – Swinoujscie, Poland, Long Beach,California, USA, Lysekil, Sweden and Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.
- The awarding of the championship means that the absolute elite in femalematch racing comes to Denmark in 2015. Within the world of sailing this racereally has much prestige, and we are very happy to play hosts. It is importantfor us to attract the Word Championship and it will strengthen Danish sailingand put focus on our sport, says Søren Mathiesen Laugesen, Match Racing Denmarkwho made the presentation together with the national event organisation andpartner, Sport Event Denmark.
- We staged the European Championships in match racing in 2009 and theprestigious ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2013. Some of the reasons why we wereawarded the event were actually our previous events that were staged at a worldclass level both in terms of the event set up and in terms of our verysuccessful media coverage. We will of course base our preparations on theexperiences gained from these events, says Søren Mathiesen Laugesen.
- Denmark has participated every year since 1999, and in seven out of the fifteenprevious events Denmark has won medals.
- Denmark is a sailing nation and destination. The awarding of the 2015ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship underlines this position. Denmarkhas been hosting a long series of sailing events over the years and hastherefor built a robust insight in hosting and adding value to the events whichwe will engage once again in relation to the 2015 ISAF Women's Match RacingWorld Championship to the benefit of sailors and crews, spectators, media andISAF, says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.
With 17 match racing boats and more than 5,000 cruise guests annually MatchRacing Denmark is the leading match racing center with more than 30,000 cruiseguests since 2005 today. Match Racing Denmark was established in 1996 and hascompleted hundreds of events and competitions.
Søren Mathiesen Laugesen, Regatta, Event and Partner Manager at MatchRacing Denmark. Mobile +45 24 43 35 45 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Match Racing Denmark: www.m-r-d.dk.Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark. Mobile +45 40 3148 55