The last time the United States was lucky enough to host the Youth Sailing World Championships was in 1996.
This year the honor belongs to the Sparkling City by the Sea and local sailing legend, Mark Foster is excited.
"Corpus Christi will be in the spotlight of youth sailing around the world during this event people here in CC will get to see multiple cultures and incredible sailors from around the world," Foster told KZTV.
Fosters impressive resume and myriad of credentials will come in handy when he serves as the 2018 Field of Play Manager; but world events cannot be executed without support from the local community. Commodore of Corpus Christi Yacht Club, Craig Henderson expressed the need for involvement.
"This is the entire city’s event ,we’re gonna have 600 sailors and coaches from around the world it’s not just the Yacht club it’s everybody so we need all hands on deck," Henderson told KZTV.
The event will require at least 300 volunteers on shore and another 80 on the water, but the economic benefit will be substantial. It is estimated that $1.25 million will be pumped into the local economy over six days of competition.
"Our restaurants, our hotels, I think it’s going to be packed, it’s going to be a lot of fun, lot of people out here, being excited," Henderson said.
Locals that want to help and show the globe was South Texas hospitality is all about can click here.
"It’s going to be an opportunity for us to show off Corpus Christi to the world and show them what we have here, which is this gem, our bay," Henderson added.