The championships are expected to be attended by an estimated 550 international competitors, representing twenty separate countries including South East Asia, Europe, North America and South Africa. All competitors will sail identical Hobie 16 catamarans, 60 of which will be built locally at the Hobie Cat Australasia factory which is now located in the Shoalhaven area.
It is recommended participants and spectators secure accommodation before arriving in the area. Jervis Bay is a popular holiday destination on the NSW South Coast of Australia. Visitors will find bed and breakfast and holiday house accommodation available if booking early. Huskisson and Vincentia also host several motels.
A summary of expected weather conditions during the course of the event can be viewed online.