The 50th World Military Sailing Championship

Naval Academy 7.6.2018 14.02
Press release

The World Military Sailing Championship 2018 (WMSC2018) will be held in Suomenlinna, Helsinki between 14.-21.6. The event is organised by the Finnish Naval Academy in cooperation with the International Military Sports Council (CISM).

Finland is hosting the championship for the first time in the history of the CISM. The event celebrates both the 50th Military Sailing Championship and the 100 years jubilee of the Finnish Defence Forces and the Finnish Navy. The Patron of the Championship is the Commander of the Finnish Navy Vice Admiral Veijo Taipalus and the Championship Director is the Deputy Commandant of the Finnish Naval Academy Commander Juha Torkkeli. The CISM organises over 20 military world games a year in 30 different sports. The organisation has 136 member countries.

There will be 16 competing teams from different countries. The teams include Olympic-level sailors. The championship belongs to World Sailing Grade 2 and it will be a match race. The boats used in the championship will be J-80 class. The event will also host a delegation of Chinese observers who are preparing for the next year’s Military World Games.

The competing teams will arrive in Helsinki on Thursday 14.6. The competition starts on Saturday 16.6. The final will be on Wednesday 20.6. The whole programme and latest news can be found at merivoimat.fi/en/wmsc2018 and on Facebook page "50th World Military Sailing Championship 2018". The event can be followed on the Finnish Navy’s social media channels.