ISAF Sailing World Championships

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ISAF Sailing World Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships
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Inaugural season 2003
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The ISAF Sailing World Championships have been held every four years since 2003 organized by International Sailing Federation (ISAF). They are the combined Class World Championships for all the disciplines of the next Olympic Sailing Competition.[1]

The championships are used as the first of two qualifying events for Countries to gain their place to compete at the Summer Olympics Sailing Competition. As such, these Championships have much added significance.


Year City Country Date Athletes Nations
2003 Cádiz  Spain 11–24 September 1,450 71
2007 Cascais  Portugal 28 June–13 July 1,350 76
2011 Perth  Australia 3–18 December 789 76
2014 Santander  Spain 8–21 September 1,250 83
2018 Aarhus  Denmark
2022 Tirana  Albania


The classes used for the upcoming Olympic competition are listed below.

Equipment (Classes)
Discipline 2003 Cadiz 2007 Cascais 2011 Perth 2014 Santander
Single Person Dinghy Women Europe Laser Radial Laser Radial Laser Radial
Single Person Dinghy Men Finn Laser Laser Laser
Single Person Dinghy Men's Heavy N/A N/A Finn Finn
Single Person Dinghy Open Laser Finn N/A N/A
Double Person Dinghy Women 470 470 470 470
Double Person Dinghy Men 470 470 470 470
Double Person Dinghy Men High Performance N/A N/A 49er 49er
Double Person Dinghy Women High Performance N/A N/A N/A 49er FX
Double Person Skiff N/A 49er N/A N/A
Double Person Dinghy Open 49er N/A N/A N/A
Multihull Open Tornado Tornado N/A N/A
Multihull Mixed N/A N/A N/A Nacra 17
Windsurfer Men Mistral One Design RS:X RS:X RS:X
Windsurfer Women Mistral One Design RS:X RS:X RS:X
Keelboat Men Star Star Star N/A
Keelboat Women Yngling Yngling N/A N/A
Keelboat - Women's Match Racing N/A N/A Elliott 6m N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World Championships : presentation and medal winners". Retrieved 21 April 2012. 

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