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Sailing World Championships secure title sponsor

Coatings company Hempel has been unveiled as the title sponsor of the 2018 Sailing World Championships, which will be staged in the Danish city of Aarhus.

Hempel, which is headquartered in Denmark, will support next year’s event, which runs from July 30 to August 12.

The principal qualification event for the Olympic sailing competition, Aarhus 2018 is expected to draw more than 1,500 sailors from 100 nations, as well as over 400,000 visitors, making it three times larger than the sailing events at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Mayor of Aarhus Jacob Bundsgaard, chairman of the presidium behind the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018, said: “Hempel is a global company engaged in more than 80 countries.

“The title sponsorship indicates that the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus next year is not just the biggest single sports event ever held in Aarhus, but also one of the biggest international sailing events. As such, the title sponsorship is very much aligned with the ambitions and the positioning of Aarhus as an international event and sailing city.”