Gdynia as the city of sailors
Gdynia is preparing for the organization of the Junior World Sailing Championship, which will take place from 13 to 19 July 2019. It is a great sports event, but also a very organizationally challenging project, as there will be nearly 500 competitors from
76 countries at the start.
Recently, Gdynia hosted the delegation of the International Sailing Federation, as well as representatives of the Polish Yachting Association. Together with employees of the Gdynia Sports Center, they discussed the state of preparations of the city for the organization of the event. The team of the world federation, led by the event director, Alistar Fox, visited hotels in which competitors will be accommodated, as well as nearby tourist attractions.
The President of the Polish Yachting Association, Tomasz Chamera, praised the excellent sports infrastructure of Gdynia, thanks to which the city can organize international events. The sports base will be developed next year. The construction of a new harbour for 120 yachts at the Nadbrzeże Kutrowe in the Sea City is in progress. The investor plans to complete the project to the participants of the Junior World Championship. Sailors will be able to take advantage of the new marina and modern sanitary facilities.
As many as 500 competitors from 76 countries will race in the next year’s junior regatta in Gdynia. They will compete in the waters of the Gdansk Bay in 8 classes, and each class will play 11 races. One country will be able to field one competitor (team) in a given competition.