The 2014 NSW Hansa Sailing Dinghy Championships invite competitors from many different backgrounds; some with physical disability, intellectual impairment, older sailors and younger fit people to all compete together out on the water. The design of the boat enables equal competition and the sailing is fiercely contested.
At the Illawarra Championships, competitors include the current world champions, Gold medallists from the Special Olympics, sailors who have represented Australia at international events in other classes, competitors from Victoria, Canberra, as well as further afield in NSW. The race area is easily viewed from the lounges of the Illawarra Yacht Club. After sailing, there is time to relax on shore and sailors will be happy to meet and share their experiences before enjoying evening entertainment at the Yacht Club.