PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 — Latvia 100

Place Riga

PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 — Latvia 100

Datums:18.08.2018 — 25.08.2018

PLATU 25 is one of the most popular one-design yacht class in Europe for last 15 years. First PLATU 25 Cup in Latvia was organised in Summer 2015. At the moment there are 18 these class yachts in Latvia and this is the only offshore racing monotype yacht class in Latvia.

International PLATU 25 Class Association chose Latvia as the PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 Organiser, what is confirmed also by World Sailing organisation.

PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 is one of the ambitious Project in Sport Sailing and one design yachts class in Latvia for last 30 years. And it`s for sure, that this is Latvia`s Centenary worthy event.

It is expected that 45 teams from different countries will participate in Championship in Riga, that is more than 250 participants. Teams form the following countries have already confirmed participation: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Thailand.

2016 World Championship was held in Switzerland, Brunnen, where 27 Teams attended. In 2017 Championship was organised in Sicily, Mondello with 35 Teams taking part.

PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 will be held in Riga on 18.-25. August. Races will take place in Gulf of Riga on the gate of River Daugava, where spectators will be able to observe the event from Mangalsala Pier. Some parts of the Race will be held in the River Daugava in front of Riga Sport Sailing Centre, that will be well seen from Vansu Bridge and Kipsala island. The organisers will also ensure the possibility to watch the Races on the water from boats and yachts. This will be impressive, visually pleasing event for all Riga city guests and locals.

Main Championship venue is Riga`s Sport Sailing Center, in Kipsala, Riga, which is one of the most active newly opened sailing centres in Riga city, and in same time this is base location for all Latvia`s PLATU25 yachts. As the lead organizer has been delegated society Latvian Sailing Team, which is represented by Latvia`s Platu 25 class Association Member of Board and the captain of one of the Platu 25 Yachts “Bailarina” – Mr.Andrejs Buls.

The main purpose of World Championship organisation in Latvia is to show the growing sailing sport in Latvia, to promote the sport and to give possibility for all Latvian citizens to find out more about this impressive sport and yachts. It is the way to attract young people attention to the Olympic sailing, to develop sailing skills and be ready to participate in international Races all around the World.

Organisation of PLATU 25 SPORT YACHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 promotes coastal development, demonstrates healthy living and sport activities, promotes nature friendly and visually beautiful sport, at same time display the Image of Riga city and Latvia.

This ambitious International Project enriches the wide range of Latvia`s Centenary Celebration Events.

SCHEDULE

Saturday 18th of August
10:00-18:00 – Registration & Measurement, launching the boats, preparing for the race

Sunday 19th of August
09:00-18:00 – Registration & Measurement, launching the boats
13:00 – Tuning Race – Place: Gulf of Riga

Monday 20th of August
09:00-15:00 – Registration & Measurement, launching the boats
11:30 – Tuning Race – Place: River Daugava (no warning signal after 15:00)
After races as soon as possible - 2 days Tuning Race prize giving - Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour

Tuesday 21st of August
09:00 - Skippers Meeting - Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
10:00 – Opening Ceremony – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
13:00 – Up&Down Race (max 5 Races, last Race not later than 17:00) - Place: Gulf of Riga

Wednesday 22nd of August
09:00 – Skippers Meeting – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbor
11:30 – Race (max 5 Races, last Race not later than 17:00)- Place: Gulf of Riga
19:00 – Academic Boat Race – Place: River Daugava, in front of Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
After races as soon as possible – Academic Boat Race prizegiving – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Centre harbour

Thursday 23rd of August
09:00 - Skippers Meeting - Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
11:30 – Race (max 5 Races, last Race not later than 17:00), Place: Gulf of Riga
20:00 – Platu 25 Worlds Championship festive event (with invitations only)

Friday 24th of August
09:00 – Skippers Meeting – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
11:30 – Race (max 5 Races, last Race not later than 17:00), Place: Gulf of Riga

Saturday 25th of August
09:00 – Skippers Meeting – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour
11:00 – Race (max 2 Races, last Race not later than 14:30), Place: River Daugava
A.S.A.P. – Prize giving and closing ceremony – Place: Riga Sport Sailing Center harbour

Created and done by: Latvian Sailing Team

For information regarding event accessibility for people with disabilities contact the event organiser.

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