Official Partners announced for 2023 World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championship

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the Official Partners for the 2023 World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championship, scheduled for 9 – 15 December in Sydney, Australia. The Mercure Hotel Sydney, Helly Hansen Australia and Audi Centre Sydney have joined as Official Hotel, Clothing and Vehicle Partners.

The event will see the newly crowned official World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Champion.

The Official Hotel Partner, the Mercure Hotel Sydney has been newly refurbished and is conveniently located near Central Station. The 4-star hotel is among the leading hotels for business and holiday travel in bustling Sydney CBD and will accommodate all competitors and officials during the Championship. All competitors and officials accommodated at Mercure Hotel Sydney can expect comfortable, spacious and modern rooms with plush beds, 24-hour room service and picturesque views of Sydney CBD’s skyline. Hotel amenities include a heated rooftop pool, fitness centre and sauna, as well three on-site dining experiences.

This year’s Official Clothing Partner, Helly Hansen, is fresh off joining the CYCA as a Club and Youth Sailing Academy Partner, which will extend beyond just this World Championship. An official merchandise range has been created for the event with officials and competitors receiving event apparel. Helly Hansen will also be the official merchandise partner for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. From their home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for over 140 years. 

Finally, Club Partner, Audi Centre Sydney have joined as the Official Vehicle Partner for the Championship with the Officials being exclusively driven to and from the Club in Audi vehicles. During the Championship, some of the latest models from Audi Centre Sydney will be on display in the Rolex Sydney Race Village. 

Twelve teams from ten countries will compete for the World Championship, with racing scheduled from Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December.

About Schwartz Family Company
Schwartz Family Company is the largest privately owned hotel group in Australia with 14 hotels and over 4000 rooms, comprising Rydges World Square, Rydges Central Sydney, Hotel Ibis World Square, Hotel Ibis King Street Wharf, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, Mercure Hotel Sydney, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Rydges Newcastle, Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Novotel Newcastle, Mercure Hotel Canberra, The Victoria Hotel Melbourne, Hilton Surfers Paradise and Paradise Resort Gold Coast.

In addition, Schwartz Family Company own Sydney Brewery, the Hunter Valley Conference & Events Centre (the largest purpose-built meetings and functions venue in NSW outside Sydney) and Blue Sky Airlines, which operates charter services between Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter Valley.

About Helly Hansen
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop professional grade apparel that helps people stay and feel alive.  Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, the company has developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple waterproof fabrics more than 140 years ago. Other breakthroughs include the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers in the 1970s, made with LIFA® Stay Dry technology, the patented H2Flow™ temperature regulating system, and the revolutionary lighter, warmer LIFALOFT™ insulation. Building on Helly Hansen’s proprietary HELLY TECH® waterproof/breathable system, the technical outdoor brand has most recently introduced the award-winning LIFA INFINITY PRO™ – the company’s most innovative and responsible waterproof/breathable technology to date.

Helly Hansen is a leader in technical sailing and performance ski apparel, as well as premium workwear. Its uniforms are worn and trusted by more than 55,000 professionals and can be found on Olympians, National Teams, and at more than 200 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations globally.

Helly Hansen’s outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries around the world and the company is owned by Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). To learn more about Helly Hansen’s latest collections, visit www.hellyhansen.com.

About Audi Centre Sydney
Audi Centre Sydney affords all visitors the chance to experience the Audi brand in its purest form.
An architectural marvel spread over eight levels, there’s a lot to explore, including Australia’s largest selection of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles. All in one convenient location and minutes from Sydney CBD and Airport. 
With every model in the range on display — from the chic Audi A1 all the way through to the race-bred Audi R8, we know that Audi vehicles speak to their owners, and our friendly, knowledgeable team are always on-hand to facilitate that conversation. 

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