Youth Sailing Worlds are cancelled

Published on May 13th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships that was scheduled to be held December 12-19 in Salvador, Brazil.

In its 50-year history, the Youth Worlds regularly attracts the best youth sailors from upwards of 60 nations. World Sailing’s Board of Directors and the Confederação Brasileira de Vela (CBVela) agreed to cancel the event in anticipation of global travel restrictions and to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, coaches, parents, officials, and suppliers.

The 2020 edition of the event was open to competitors above the age of 12 and under the age of 19 on December 31, 2020, and all member nations could enter one crew in all or any of the following nine events:

World Sailing and CBVela are now discussing the possibility of hosting the Youth Worlds in Brazil at the earliest opportunity. The next edition of the Youth Worlds will take place in July 2021 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Source: World Sailing

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