Press photo: Sejlfoto.dk
It is expected to be a large yachting festivity, when Struer Sejlklub is the host of the H-Boat World Championship in August 2021. The championship, which is now also supported by the ‘Færch Foundation’, attract a large yachting-interested audience from both Denmark and abroad.
With the worldwide elite sailors, Struer and Struer Sejlklub becomes the gathering point for the upcoming H-Boat World Championship. The event is held from August 9 to 15, 2021, where more than 200 elite sailors race for the world championship trophy.
Struer Sejlklub have worked on establishing this great event for nearly three years. It has been a demanding and economical major task for the many volunteers in the organisation.
“We are continuously working on balancing the budget for the races, which naturally is large when speaking of a world championship as this event. That is why we are very grateful for receiving an appropriation from the ‘Færch Foundation’”, says Otto G. Jensen, Head of the regatta.
With the donation of DKK 75,000, the ‘Færch Foundation’ gives an economical helping hand, and the CEO, Claus Omann Jensen, state that the WC-event in Struer to a great extent is marking North-western Jutland on the map.
“With the location of Struer, the city has a unique attached potential by the virtue of the Limfjord. Struer Sejlklub use this potential to the full and are as the host for the H-Boat World Championship, the reason for the attraction of yachting-interested, tourists and elite sports athletes from the whole world”, says Claus Omann Jensen.
Because of this donation, the organisers have received the opportunity to strike a blow for the region and the local area in general.
“We fully focus on that the WC-event shall generate even greater attention to the tourist-, cultural- and commercial values which exists in North-western Jutland and the whole region,” says Otto G. Jensen.
The Head of the regatta, Otto G. Jensen, can already report on the great interest for the WC-event. Among others from foreign media and yachting-interested readers, thousands of kilometres from Denmark.
“We are able to see that even as far away as Australia, people are following the news on the official website. Furthermore, we have had success by servicing foreign media with press releases and news,” concludes Otto G. Jensen.