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Corpus Christi Wins Bid for 2018 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships

18 Nov, 2014


The Corpus Christi Yacht Club and the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce that the 2018 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships was awarded to the United States and will be hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The 2018 ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships is the largest youth sailing event for Olympic hopefuls.  More than 375 youth sailors, ages 15 to 19, from around the world will compete in nine Olympic training classes including the Laser Radial, International 420, 29er, RS:X and FL16. The event will take place over 8 days in July of 2018. 

The planning committee, represented by Mark Foster, past Commodore of Corpus Christi Yacht Club, presented the bid proposal earlier this month at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.  Other countries bidding to host the International event were Argentina, Azerbaijan, China, Italy and Poland.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  ISAF currently consists of 138 member nations who are its principle members and are responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world. 

The economic impact of this world class event for Corpus Christi is expected to be in excess of $1.75 million. For more information regarding the ISAF World Youth Championship and how you can help, please contact Sandi Carl @ lajoya@msn.com . For more information regarding events related to Sports Tourism in the Corpus Christi area, contact Tiffani McKinney, Sports Marketing Manager at the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 361.826.0656 or tmckinney@visitcorpuschristitx.org .

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