Nations qualify for Rio 2016 at Para World Sailing Championships Thirteen nations have qualified for places at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition following the Para World Sailing Championships being held out of the Royal Yach...
Excellence to the very end Racing has wrapped up at the Para World Sailing Championships...
World’s best Paralympic sailors support International Day of People with Disability The world’s best Paralympic sailors are behind the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) at the Para World Sailing Championships being held out of Willia...
Mixed Fortunes for Aussies at Para World Sailing Championships The highlight of today’s racing at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, Australia, was the performance of Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in the SKUD18 fle...

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Results pouring in

Results from the penultimate day of competition are filling in.
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Bjornar's VLOG - Day 5

It's the time of the day we know and love. It's when we bring you Bjornar's VLOG.
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Wild swings at Para World Sailing Championships

Vigilance and strict observance was required on the fourth day of racing at the Para World Sailing Championships being held out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.
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Bjornar's VLOG - Day 4

It's time for Bjornar's VLOG, this time...after racing
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Fourth day underway

The fourth day of racing at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia is well underway.
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At Sweet 16, Sweden’s Fia Fjelddahl has Rio 2016 in her sights

Sweden’s Fia Fjelddahl has a wise old brain on young shoulders as she bids to qualify her nation for Rio 2016, become a role model and make those closest to her proud at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Australia.
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Collisions and Broken Masts in Wild Williamstown Wind

Broken masts, collisions and a tough old day for the sailors at the Para World Sailing Championships as Port Phillip showed its wild side on the third day of competition in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.
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Warm northerly swings into Melbourne

It’s set to be a warmer day at the Para World Sailing Championships with a northern breeze helping to increase the temperature.
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What is the secret to making a 2.4mR go fast?

The 2.4mR is the one-person keelboat selected for the Paralympic Sailing Competition and at the Para World Sailing Championships held out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria there is a fleet of 48 competing.
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Perfect Conditions Continue at Para Worlds

Melbourne’s run of perfect sailing conditions continued on the bay for races three and four of the Para World Sailing Championships out of Williamstown’s Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.
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Polish sailors make strides at Para World Sailing Championships

Poland’s Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki are making strides at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia as they bid to qualify their country for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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Bjornar's VLOG - Day 2

It's that time of the day where we catch up with Bjornar Erikstad from Norway...
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Light breeze for day two

The second day of competition at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia will be a day of consolidation for those at the top of the pack whilst those chasing will look to gain ground.
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Aussies and Brits shine in Melbourne sun

In perfect conditions on Melbourne’s Port Phillip, the first two races of the Para World Championship were run today by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Winds were steady at around 10 knots and as cloud cover cleared all three course areas were bathed in sunshine.
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Aussies lead the way in the SKUD18 as results come in

Results from the first day of the Para World Sailing Championships are filtering through.
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Bjornar's VLOG - Day 1

We're catching up with Norway's Bjornar Erikstad on a daily basis in Melbourne...
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Time to race!

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is ready, the 142 sailors are ready, and the officials are ready so now it is time to race at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown.
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Para Worlds Are Go!

Today’s practice race gave competitors and officials alike the opportunity to test conditions on Port Phillip. Although competitors had to brave the cool Melbourne weather, a nice south westerly breeze led to some close racing on all three courses.
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Australian Paralympic sailors ready for World Championship challenge

Australia’s leading Paralympic sailors are ready for the challenge that awaits them when racing starts at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne this Saturday (28 January).
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French Sonars out to make it three in a row at Para World Sailing Championships

France’s Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary come into the event with the favourites tag well and truly pinned on them after they won the 2013 and 2014 world championship titles.
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Follow the action on social media

Follow all the action at the Para Worlds on social media. We'll also be posting updates on the Para World Sailing facebook page and tweeting from @ISAFupdates. And, we'll be on Instagram throughout the Para World Sailing Championships, using the hashtag ‪#‎ParaWorldSailing‬
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Australians to spearhead SKUD18 pack at Para World Sailing Championships

London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallists Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesel Tesch (AUS) will spearhead the 18-boat SKUD18 fleet in Melbourne and come into the event on an unbeaten run.
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2.4mR Para Worlds fleet set to be most decorated in Paralympic Sailing history

Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia is set to welcome a bumper 2.4mR fleet for the Para World Sailing Championships with 51 boats from 26 nations registered to compete.
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2015 Para World Sailing video

Have you seen our promo video? Thank you to Daniel Smith and ISAF for the support.
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Sailing Instructions are now available

The Sailing Instructions are now available to download, from the "Race Documents" section of the website.
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Refuelling arrangements for coach boats

Coaches, we understand that you will need daily access to fuel for your boats. We have that arrangement at the Club but it is a bit rudimentary. Therefore we ask you to please follow the volunteers running this operation, and have patience. Read more...
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Attention: support people

In addition to coaches, all other support personnel should register as a coach in the on-line entry system. We would like to have you registered to make it easy for our staff to check you in for meals etc. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements (physical or dietary) so we can make this event the best experience we can offer you.
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Attention: crews on SKUD-18's and Sonars

All sailors - including ALL crew - should register a profile on the on-line entry system (Step 1). We need to have you registered to make it easy for our staff to check you in for meals etc, and so the Classifiers know who will be at the event. Read more ...
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Notice of Race amended

The Notice of Race has been amended. The updated document (Revision 1.2, dated 21 October 2015) can be downloaded from the "Race Documents" section of the website. Note that changes are shown in red text.
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29 nations set for Para World Sailing Championships

The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships is set to welcome 140 sailors from 29 nations in Melbourne, Australia from 24 November to 3 December 2015.
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First competitor boat arrives at RYCV

2015 Para Worlds Organising Committee Chair, Michael McLean, was on hand to welcome the first competitor boat to RYCV last weekend. The Australian Sonar Team of Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris, Russell Boaden and coach Grant Alderson arrived in Melbourne for a weekend's training ahead of the Para Worlds in November.
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50 days to go!

There are now only 50 days to go until the start of the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships. Already, we have over 130 athletes and coaches registered for the event, from 26 different countries, and we are expecting more to come before entries close on 15 October.
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Insurance requirements

The Notice of Race requires competitors to have third party liability insurance with a minimum $5 million cover. Make sure you have enough insurance, as this will be included on the registration check list. If needed short-term insurance is available by following this link. There will also be a facility to obtain insurance on-site, if still needed.
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We've updated our name: 2015 Para World Sailing Championships

We have changed our name to 2015 Para World Sailing Championships. With the IFDS becoming the Disabled Sailing Committee of ISAF, it was time to update the name of the event too. So the 2015 IFDS Worlds has become the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships. But something that hasn't changed is the warm welcome you can expect at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in
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Information for coaches and drivers of coach boats and support boats including Officials boats

In Victoria, every driver of a motor boat or a yacht with a motor must have a valid marine licence. There are exemptions allowed to cover situations such as interstate or overseas coaches coming to an event like this. Please read on for more details.
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Containers and Receiving

Freight forwarders in your own countries should have arrangements with a receiving agent here in Melbourne who will arrange Customs and Quarantine clearance and delivery to the Club. However if you need the services of a receiving agent here in Melbourne, we have appointed Stokes and Bell as our recommended agent.
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On-line entry now open

Online entry is now open for the 2015 Para Sailing World Championships. Eligible boats may enter by completing the on-line entry form and paying the required entry fee by 1 November 2015. Late entries (after 15 October) will be accepted after payment of an additional entry fee of $100 per athlete.
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Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering for the Para Sailing Worlds? We are looking for volunteers with a wide variety of skills, so if you can help - on or off the water - we'd love to hear from you.
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Notice of Race released

The Notice of Race has been released for the 2015 Para Sailing World Championships. This is the second of two qualifying events for the RIO 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition. The Para Sailing World Championships 2015 is organized under the auspices of the International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS). The organizing authority is the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.
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