The bid from Aarhus to host the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championship has received strong public support from the following partners:


Marianne Jelved

Danish Minister for Sport and Culture

“You can be assured of not only my Government´s full support, but also of my personal promise to ensure that the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championship will be guaranteed the stature and commitment that such an important event deserves.”





Jacob Bundsgaard

Mayor City of Aarhus

“As Mayor of Aarhus City, we would regard it as a great honour indeed for the City of Aarhus to participate in carrying out this significant and prestigious event.”





Lars Lundov

Chief Executive Officer – Sport Event Denmark

“We have previously supported Sailing Aarhus and The Danish Sailing Association and their professionalism and experience in organising events have impressed us.”





Niels Nygaard

President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark

 ” On behalf of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, I hereby express our support for the candidature of the 2018 ISAF World Sailing Championships and wish to thank you in advance for entrusting the Danish organisers with this major event.”

Michael Andersen

Executive Director – Team Denmark

“Should the Danish bid be awarded this event, we can ensure you that the organisation of the event will allow the athletes to focus completely on the important competition at hand”

Bent Hansen

President of Central Denmark Region

“Central Denmark region looks forward to being able to contribute to a succesful 2018 Sailing World Championship – for the benefit of the yachting as well as our region.”