World sailing

Japan to Host Para Sailing World Championships at Hiroshima Kannon Marina

WELLINGTON: The 2022 Asia-Pacific Hansa Class Championships and World Para Sailing Championships will be held at Hiroshima Kannon Marina from October 20-23.

This decision is significant in Asia as it is the first time that these championships for able-bodied sailors and para-sailors will take place at the same time, according to reports.

Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan, sent a message of greeting to the combined events, saying, “We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Hansa Class Asia-Pacific Championship and Hansa Class Sailing World Championship will take place in Hiroshima in October.

“I hope this contest leads to a society that values ​​variety.” World Sailing CEO David Graham sees it as a cornerstone of Paralympic sailing’s growth in the year the world sailing governing body is pushing for the return of Paralympic sailing to the Paralympic Games.

“The year 2022 is crucial for parasailing, as we aim to reintroduce our sport at the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. “Our parasailing competitors are some of the best sailors in the world, representing one of the widest ranges of abilities physical and sensory of all times. seen in global sport and encouraging the next generation,” the organization said. Xu Jingkun, a Chinese Paralympic sailor, is looking forward to activities near his home country.

“I am delighted that the 2022 Hansa Class Para Sailing World Championship will be held in Hiroshima,” he said. “I hope more people will get interested in and participate in sailing, so that sailing will become ‘wings’, allowing people to ride the wind and the waves.”

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