The Medemblik Regatta (MR) happily made an announcement that the Hansa Class will now be incorporated in the Regatta. The sport sailing might not be incorporated in the Paralympic Games anymore. This, World Sailing has said in order to continue its support to sailors as well as to promote and grow Para World Sailing worldwide.
By including the Hansa Class, the Medemblik Regatta will continue their support and promotion of Para Sailing.
The regatta, Medemblik has always been the most popular and biggest event all over in the Cyclades for Paralympic and Olympic classes. In the year 2016, the championship of the Para World took place in Medemblik at the time of Medemblik Regatta.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) decision to exclude sport sailing from starting a calendar of 2020 was very disappointing for sailors as well as for people associated with sailing all over the world. Sailing offers exceptional opportunities to athletes having some kind of disability to get engage and take apart sport that is high performing follow the structure of mainstream sport and also to compete on the Paralympic level and a world-class level.
Medemblik and Hansa Class
World Sailing has prepared a strategic plan for helping and promoting the para-sailing all over the world. The Medemblik Regatta and Dutch Water sport Federation (DWF) both have discussed on all possibilities that can add para-sailing in the regatta once again. The result of this effort is that the Hansa Class will now be participating in Medemblik regatta taking place from 21st of May to 25th of May 2019.
The sailors are allowed to enter in the competition in the following classes: Hansa Liberty Full Servo (HLFS), Hansa Liberty Manually (HLM), singlehanded Hansa 303 and double-handed Hansa 303. The information about the same will be circulated soon by concern authorities online on the notice board.