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17 February 2018 | in FISU World University Championships, Sailing

The World University Sailing Championship is coming to Cherbourg, France

The northwestern French city of Cherbourg welcomes the world’s finest university sailors for the 2018 FISU World University Sailing Championship this summer,  from the 1-5 September. The Organising Committee is ready to welcome a maximum of 40 teams competing on one of the 20 J80 regatta boats.



Following two very successful events in the sailing hotspots of Ledro, Italian and Perth, Australia, this will be the first ever WUC Sailing event to be held with the fleet racing format. Competitors will race six windward-leeward courses a day in the world’s largest artificial harbour.


Agility and race day savviness are two prerequisites to international regatta competitions like WUC Sailing 

Sailing event organisers look to welcome over 200 high-level sailors from around the world to share their sporting passion and to have the opportunity to discover the French culture, visit the Mont Saint Michel and the nearby WWII Normandy landing beaches.


Cultural programmes are part-and-parcel to the World University Championship competitions with Cherbourg event set to be no exception to this experience 

FISU events are where sports meet art, education and culture. The 2018 WUC Sailing event is certainly prepared to continue this tradition, the 28th edition of the World University Championship series that first got its start in 1963.

 In 2014, the team from Great Britain led by Vose came away with the win in the Women's category

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