Expressions of Interest for the 2025 HANSA World Championships

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Expressions of Interest Now Open for the 2025 HANSA World Championships

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in conjunction with the HANSA International Association is excited to announce the call for expressions of interest to participate in the 2025 HANSA World Championships. This prestigious event will be hosted in Australia, at the RPAYC in Sydney Newport, from the 23rd to the 30th of March, 2025.

Participants from around the globe are invited to come down under and take part in this week-long event, set against the stunning backdrop of Pittwater’s beautiful waters. Whether you are a competitor, coach, support person, or spectator, this is an opportunity to be part of a world-class sailing competition in one of the most scenic sailing venues.

To assist in the organisation of this major event, we have issued an expression of interest form. We encourage you to complete this form with as many details as possible to help us ensure a well-coordinated and successful championship.

For full details of the 2025 HANSA World Championship and to access the expression of interest form, please visit the event website at www.hansaworlds.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to Australia for an unforgettable sailing experience.

Dates:
23 – 30 March 2025

Location:
Pittwater, Sydney Newport, Australia

Join us for a remarkable event and experience the best of international sailing competition and Australian hospitality.

2025 Hansa Worlds Overview

The 2025 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships, the 2025 Hansa Worlds, will be conducted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, New South Wales, Australia from 23 to 30 March 2025 with racing on Pittwater in the vicinity of Scotland Island.

Registration, equipment inspection and para classification are scheduled on Sunday and Monday 23 & 24 March.  An Opening Ceremony will be held on Monday the 24th.   

The participating Hansa Classes and the championships that will be sailed during the following six days (Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 March) are as follows:

Hansa 2.3 One Person

The Hansa 2.3 World Championship will comprise up to nine races with two races scheduled each day.  Weather permitting, it is intended to provide a rest day during the racing program.  It is anticipated that courses will be windward-leeward or trapezoid.  Servo equipped 2.3s are permitted but there will not be a separate servo championship.  There will not be a Two Person Championship conducted in the Hansa 2.3.

Hansa 303 One Person

The Hansa 303 One Person World Championship will comprise up to nine races with three races scheduled on each of the three racing days for this division.  The Hansa 303 One Person competition will be sailed on different days to the Hansa 303 Two Person competition, enabling sailors to compete in both championships.  It is anticipated that courses will be windward-leeward or trapezoid. 

The Hansa 303 One Person World Championship is open to competitors of all ages, abilities and gender but a number of Para Sailing World Championship with additional eligibility criteria will be conducted in conjunction with the open fleet racing.  These include:

  • Para Sailing World Championship – One Person Non-Technical – Male
  • Para Sailing World Championship – One Person Non-Technical – Female

RPAYC as Organising Authority has also applied to World Sailing to conduct a Para Sailing International Championship – One Person Non-TechnicalAthletes with Intellectual Impairment, however this championship is yet to be confirmed.

Hansa 303 Two Person

The Hansa 303 Two Person World Championship will comprise up to nine races with three races scheduled on each of the three racing days for this division.  The Hansa 303 Two Person competition will be sailed on different days to the Hansa 303 One Person competition, enabling sailors to compete in both championships.  It is anticipated that courses will be windward-leeward or trapezoid. 

The Hansa 303 Two Person World Championship is open to competitors of all ages, abilities and gender but a number of Para Sailing World Championship with additional eligibility criteria will be conducted in conjunction with the open fleet racing. 

RPAYC as Organising Authority has also applied to World Sailing to conduct a Para Sailing International Championship – Two Person Non-Technical – Athletes with Intellectual Impairment, however this championship is yet to be confirmed.

Liberty

The Hansa Liberty World Championship will comprise up to nine races with two races scheduled each day.  Weather permitting, it is intended to provide a rest day during the racing program.  A Liberty Servo International Championship will be conducted in conjunction with the open fleet racing.  It is anticipated that courses will be windward-leeward or trapezoid. 

The Hansa Liberty World Championship is open to competitors of all ages, abilities and gender but a Para Sailing World Championship with additional eligibility criteria will be conducted in conjunction with the open fleet racing – the Para Sailing World Championship – One Person Non-Technical – Athletes with High Support Needs.

SKUD 18

The SKUD 18 International Championship will comprise up to nine races with two races scheduled each day.  Weather permitting, it is intended to provide a rest day during the racing program.  It is anticipated that courses will be trapezoid.  Class Rule Section J.5 will apply – the helm sits in a centreline seat, but the crew can hike.

The SKUD 18 International Championship is open to competitors of all ages, abilities and gender but RPAYC as Organising Authority has also applied to World Sailing to conduct a Para Sailing International Championship – Two-Person Keelboat Open with additional eligibility criteria.  This championship is yet to be confirmed.

Summary

Altogether these eight confirmed championships (and another three championships still to be confirmed) will be sailed over six racing days at the 2025 Hansa Worlds.  The RPAYC welcomes sailors of all ages and abilities from around the world, to come together in Australia to enjoy each other’s company and for some great racing in a picturesque part of Sydney.

The Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony will be held on Sunday the 30th of March.

For the latest information, visit the event website https://hansaworlds.org

2025 Worlds Announced

The International Hansa Class Association is pleased to announce details for the next Hansa Class World and International Championships.

The 2025 Hansa Worlds will be held in Sydney, Australia at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club from 24th to 30th March 2025.

Invited classes will be the Hansa 2.3, 303 singles and doubles, Liberty and SKUD 18.

IHCA President Vera Voorbach said: “We are very pleased to announce that Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will be holding our 2025 Hansa Class World Championships in Sydney, Australia in March 2025. It is equally pleasing to see that all the Hansa classes will be invited to compete in this event, the 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD18. This event will see the first time our World Championships have been held in the Southern Hemisphere since 2012.”

“Our open and inclusive championships – combined with the large number of available Hansa boats in Australia – should see impressive fleets, encompassing all abilities at this event.  Royal Prince Alfred has a proven track record in inclusion at their yacht club, and the IHCA look forward to working closely with the very experienced team from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to deliver a first-class event to our sailors.”

RPAYC is delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to host the next Hansa Class Association World and International Championships in March 2025. RPAYC, with its world-class facilities on the beautiful waters of Pittwater in Northern Sydney, has a long tradition of supporting diversity and inclusiveness in sailing. This includes supporting sailors who have successfully competed in all International Hansa Class Association classes at local, national, world and Olympic events. 

The RPAYC, with its expertise and success in the sport of sailing, looks forward to working with the International Hansa Class Association to ensure a quality, excellent and fun regatta for competitors who will be travelling to our club from within Australia and overseas to compete.

Further information regarding this event will be published online shortly.

International Hansa Class website.

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club website.

Archives

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