This will bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city, and be hugely beneficial to the local economy.
Being awarded the successful bid for one of the most important sailing events in the world once again demonstrates Cardiff’s ability to deliver major international sporting events on the world stage.
It proves our reputation as an event city as well as providing an opportunity for many non sailors to try the sport through a co-ordinated programme of sailing activities before, during and following the event.
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The first day of Summer gets off to a slightly shaky start today, with the best of the warm sunshine out towards the west.
A generally dry and mild night with showers confined to inland areas. A few mist patches are likely by the early hours!