Set to be the BIGGEST parasailing event in Norway ever, the Nordic Para Sailing Championship 2023 will host 12 teams at KNS Ulabrand Sailing Centre in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, Oslo, Norway. The number of crews have doubled since last year’s championships at Saltsjöbaden.
Racing in the RS Venture Connect, four nations will complete for the title of Nordic Champion. There are five teams from Sweden, two from Estonia, one from the Netherlands, and four Norwegian teams representing the host country. You can see the full list of entries here.
The championship features two classes of sailing; one where both sailors have a disability and the Open class which invites a mix of disabled and non-disabled sailors to compete together. Six RS Venture Connects are launched, rigged and ready for racing; teams will sail in two fleets, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be six boats in each fleet.
The event will be run alongside the Women’s National Championships. With inclusivity at the heart of the champion’s messaging, both events will share the same race area, course and onshore socials at the KNS Ulabrand Sailing Centre, ensuring the atmosphere is truly integrated.
Practice sessions on the water start tomorrow for two days, with the Dutch Coach Christoffel and Emilie Kathrin Vabø from Norway on hand to provide training. Then the fun really starts with the Championship racing over the weekend 09-10 September, with the award ceremony bringing the event to a close on Sunday night. Results, when available, will be posted here.
Parasailing championships are a hub of participation, enthusiasm and incredible amounts of good energy. Following on from the Para Sailing World Championships 2023 in WV Braassemermeer, Netherlands and the RS Venture Connect World Championships 2023 in Rostock, Germany, the RS Venture Connect fleet are ready for on-the-water action of equal measure at the Nordic Para Sailing Championship 2023.