Youth Sailing Worlds: Sailors settle in
Published on December 27th, 2015
Langkawi, Malaysia (December 27, 2015) – Venue? Check. Equipment? Check. Sailors? Well they have been arriving over the past few days and are getting ready for action at the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.
A record number of sailors, 430, and a record number of countries, 80, have registered to take part in racing between 27 December and 3 January and they have all been flooding in from around the globe to see if they can take home a medal over the Christmas and New Year period.
Getting to know their Malaysian surroundings, the sailors have had time to settle in to the Dayang Bay hotel, which is quite literally a stones throw away from the National Sailing Centre where all the action will be happening.
With registration now open, the 2015 Youth Worlds wait is over for the young sailors. It also means the competitors have an opportunity to get to grips and get to know their supplied equipment from Ovington, UpMarine, Nautivela, Sirena Voile, Neil Pryde and Laser Performance/Maclaren.
The Youth Worlds will start for many of the sailors’ tomorrow morning with the scheduled practice races held before the official opening ceremony at Lagenda Park, Langkawi in the evening. Racing will then commence on the 29 December with all competitors bringing in the New Year with a lay day on the 1 January 2016.
Across the nine fleets there are returning Youth Worlds competitors as well as a lot of newcomers. We have previewed all the fleets for you so that you can get a heads up of who to look out for in every class. You will find the previews in news section here.
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ISAF Youth Worlds
Langkawi, Malaysia is hosting the 45th edition of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 27 December to 3 January 2016. More than 380 sailors from 80 sailing in more than 300 boats across nine disciplines will compete in Malaysia.