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Hosts needed for Youth Sailing Worlds

Published on December 21st, 2018

World Sailing is inviting Member National Authorities and Host Cities to bid for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Youth Sailing World Championships.

The Youth Sailing World Championships attracts only the best youth sailors from around the world and competition is notoriously tough as competitors are selected by their MNA from a host of eligible sailors within each nation.

Click here for the Bid Guidelines.

The Bid Guidelines outline the specification of requirements for bidding.

To help bidders to fully understand what the Championship is, World Sailing produced a presentation on the event…click here.

World Sailing recognises that different venues have different needs and facilities and encourages MNAs and Host Cities interested in bidding to contact Event Manager, Pedro Rodrigues (Pedro.Rodrigues@sailing.org), to seek clarification on requirements related to the event.

In addition, an Event Manual, a document that provides full guidance to event organisers, is available upon request.

The 2021 and 2022 editions of the Youth Worlds will feature the same Events and Equipment as the most recent editions of the Championships with a Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial, Boy’s and Girl’s 420, Boy’s and Girl’s RS:X, Boy’s and Girl’s 29er and an Open Nacra 15.

MNAs and Host Cities can bid to hold the event in 2021 from 11-18 July or 12-19 December and in 2022, 10-17 July or 11-18 December.

An MNA or Host City interested in hosting the event shall inform the World Sailing Executive Office by 15 February 2019 of their intent to bid.

All bids must be received by the World Sailing Executive Office by email by 17:00 UTC on Monday 15 April 2019.

About the Youth Worlds
The Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971. The 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland will be the 49th edition of the championship.

The championship attracts only the best youth sailors from around the world and competition is notoriously tough as competitors are selected by their Member National Authority (MNA) from a host of eligible sailors within each nation.

Past notable winners include American’s Cup skippers, Chris Dickson (NZL), Russell Coutts (NZL), Dean Barker (NZL); Olympic medallists, Nathan Outteridge (AUS), Iain Jensen (AUS), Robert Scheidt (BRA), Amelie Lux (GER), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Iain Percy (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA), Elise Rechichi (AUS) and Tessa Parkinson (AUS); Volvo Ocean Race sailors like Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and Richard Clarke (CAN).

The most successful Youth World Champions are Great Britain’s Sally Cuthbert and Poland’s Zofia Klepacka having won four successive titles in the Laser II and Mistral respectively.

Source: World Sailing

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