The hosting club of the J/24 World Championship 2015 is the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein from Hamburg. The NRV is one of the oldest and with currently about 2,000 members also one of the largest sailing clubs in Germany. Founded in 1868 the club is committed to regatta sailing and especially supports young people in their sailing ambitions.
The youth centre offers ideal conditions for children and young adults who are interested in learning the sport of sailing and accompanies them along their way with high-quality education and training. One important goal of the consistent youth work is to introduce the children to regatta sailing and support them for example via the NRV Youth Team.
As regatta organiser the NRV is co-founder of Kieler Woche and Travemünder Woche and is still closely involved in the organisation of those traditional events. With prestigious regattas like Atlantic crossings, Rolex Baltic Week, NRV Champions Week or Nord Stream Race and together with well-known sponsors the club is setting high standards for the international sailing scene.
In the past the NRV has already organised events like the
and can therefore rely on extensive experience in staging keel boat regattas.
Active NRV members are coached through intensive sailing training. The consistent support and fostering pays off: Since establishing the NRV Olympic Team after the games in Sydney the NRV is regularly and successfully present at Olympic Games. In 2012 five NRV teams took part in the sailing competitions off Weymouth. The Paralympics resulted in two silver medals for Germany and the NRV.