VENUE 2017


Aarhus, November 27-28, 2017

For several years, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city with a population of 331.000 inhabitants, has been dedicated to the hosting of international sailing events.

A temporary, but absolute peak in Aarhus’ sailing events strategy will be hosting the 2018 Sailing World Championships, where sailors from 100 nations will race for medals and qualifications for the Olympics. The Bay of Aarhus will become a focal point for the many elite sailors in a timeless battle against the wind and the waves.

The fact that Aarhus is hosting the Yacht Racing Forum 2017, the leading annual conference for the yacht racing industry, will hopefully contribute to even more successful bids for hosting international yachting events and championships. The new international sailing center, which will open in spring 2018 at the city’s refurbished Docklands, will become center for this strategy.

Attendance at the YRF in Aarhus will, at the same time give delegates the opportunity to experience a dynamic and vibrant city, which in fact is European Capital of Culture 2017.

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VENUE 2016


Malta, November 28-29, 2016

The Yacht Racing Forum 2016 took place in Malta, at the Grand Hotel Excelsior

Malta is a Southern European island country comprising an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea – a paradise for sailing, cruising and yacht racing!

Easy to reach thanks to its international airport, Malta lies 80 km south of Italy. The country covers 316 km2, with a population of 450,000. Its capital is Valletta.

Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English.

VENUE 2015

The Yacht Racing Forum 2015 took place in Geneva, Switzerland, at the prestigious Hotel Intercontinental, on December 7-8.

Whilst located in a landlocked country, Geneva has been playing an important role in the international yacht racing scene for the past few decades. Indeed, Geneva is the only European town to have a club who has hosted the America’s Cup (between 2003 and 2010); five Whitbread Round the World Race campaigns were born on the shores of the lake whilst many technologies used on race boats all around the world have been created by local engineers, including composite sail technologies like 3DL, 3DI or TPT to name a few.
Geneva and Switzerland also play a significant role in the international yacht racing scene thanks to the financial support of its corporations: these include logistics and transport companies, private banks, luxury good makers, watchmakers and more.
Geneva is an easy-to-reach location, situated at the heart of Europe. The Forum will take place in the Hotel Intercontinental; a prestigious venue located 300 meters away from the United Nations, UNHCR, ICRC or World Meteorological Organisation to name a few.
The World Yacht Racing Forum will take place on 7-8 December in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Hotel Intercontinental.

Venue Geneve Yacht Racing Forum