New Zealand will host the 2009 IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships from 12-21 March 2009.
Being sailed on Lake Rotorua in the central North Island, this World Championship will bring together blind and vision impaired sailors and their sighted support crews from around the world to compete in this prestigious International Event.
In the heart of New Zealand's thermal district, Rotorua offers a wide range of activities for visitors. A variety of accommodation types are on offer to suit all needs and budgets.
A fleet of Noelex 25 trailable yachts will be supplied for the event that will be sailed using the Blind Sailing International integrated fleet racing format. It is anticipated that up to 30 crews from 10 countries will participate across the three divisions.
Organizers are now seeking expressions of interest from international teams. To register your interest and ensure you are kept up to date about the event, please email the Organizing Committee.
The event website contains information about the event including the Provisional Notice of Race and will be updated regularly a range of information is now posted and this will be progressively updated with new information as the competition draws nearer.
IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships - www.2009worldblindsailingnz.com