Sailing, hundreds of athletes at the Cala for the world championships of the Hansa Paralympic class

Hundreds of athletes participated this afternoon in the opening ceremony of the 2021 World Championship of the Hansa Paralympic class of sailing, underway in Palermo until 9 October. A very long snake of flags paraded inside the Village of Nations, the space set up at the Cala by the Naval League, in collaboration with the Tourism, Sport and Entertainment Department of the Region and thanks to the fundamental contribution of the Third Pillar – International Foundation. To do the honors Giuseppe Tisci, president of the Naval League of Palermo. Present today, among others, the national president of the Italian Sailing Federation, Francesco Ettorre; the national president of the Naval League, Donato Marzano; the Councilor for the Environment of the Sicilian Region, Toto Cordaro.

The event has projected Palermo at the center of the world of sailing at an international level: the most important names of the Hansa class have arrived in the city. The Village of the Nations has been transformed into a citadel of sport and inclusion: crowded these days by athletes with disabilities and their companions. The numbers of the event 25 Countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Philippines, Japan, Namibia, Oman, Turkey, UK, USA, China, New Caledonia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal , Czech Republic, Spain. 185 participating athletes: 115 men, 70 women 58 athletes in wheelchairs 4 blind, 59 doubles, 73 singles (52 21 supplementary cat.), 16 Liberty (of which 7 servo assisted). 118 boats in the water. The program Tuesday 5 October
10.30 am – Single regattas 2.30 pm – Double regattas
6.00 pm – Klaxxon Event: presentation of the “Wow Project” with Andrea Stella Wednesday 6 October
10.30 am – Double regattas
11 am – Wow outing – Spirito di Stella catamaran
2.30 pm – Single regattas Thursday 7 October
10.30 am – Single regattas
11 am – Wow outing – Spirito di Stella catamaran
2.30 pm – Double regattas Friday 8 October
10.30 am – Double regattas
11 am – Wow outing – Spirito di Stella catamaran
2.30 pm – Single regattas Saturday 9 October
10.30 am – Single regattas
11 am – Wow outing – Spirito di Stella catamaran
1.30 pm – Double regattas
4.00 pm – Closing ceremony and award ceremony

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