2009 will see the Raceboard and Mistral One Design World championships held in Germany on the Baltic Sea at the seaside resort town of Warnemünde.

The World Championships are scheduled to run from July 7 - 11 with the German Raceboard and RS:X Championships occurring just prior between the 4 and 6 July.

There will be the following divisions:

Raceboard 9.5 m2
Raceboard 7.5 m2
Mistral One Design

While this is a World championships, event organisers are trying to make this open to all and are encouraging as many people to attend as possible even if there skills are not at the elite level.

They have stated that they are keen have a longboard festival atmosphere with no one intimidated about attending. Event organiser Murat Tueten said, “No one should be thinking this is a world championship, only for the best sailors what shall I do there. This will be the biggest longboard festival for many years, and all should attend”.

Murat also said that there will be special prices for the nations with the most sailors (besides GER), sailor who made the longest trip, sailor with the oldest equipment, the youngest and oldest sailors.

Warnemünde is about a two hour drive from Berlin and Hamburg with Poland and Denmark also not that far away. So if you have some spare time it is an ideal base for seeing some of the other parts of Europe. Starboard and Exocet will be providing charter boards for those who are coming a long way.

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