Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships

Youth World Sailing Championships

The Youth Sailing World Championships will take place from 8 to 15 July 2022. The Youth World Championships are seen as the stepping stone to the World Sailing Championships. The talents up to 19 years compete against each other on a high level and from there they can move on to the top. There are almost no Olympic medal winners who did not also participate in the Youth World Championships.

The Youth World Sailing Championships were first held in 1971 in Ängelholm, Sweden. At the time, 16 countries competed for the titles in two-person dinghy and flipper.

In the years that followed, more and more classes were added to bring together all the young talents around the world in one central place. This place served not only to compete against each other, but also for the social cohesion of all the talents. Therefore, social activities were also organised during the events to create friendships for life.

In 2022, The Hague will host the 50th edition of the Youth World Sailing Championships and during this edition, kite surfing will be added for the first time.



Event Equipment Boats Male Female
Male windsurfer Techno 50 50
Female windsurfer Techno 50 50
Male one person dinghy Laser radiaal 60 60
Female one person dinghy Laser radiaal 60 60
Male/Mixed two persons dinghy 420 30 +/-50 +/-10
Female two persons dinghy 420 30 60
Boy’s skiff 29er 30 60
Girl’s skiff 29er 30 60
Mixed Multihull Nacra15 25 25 25
Mixed Kiteboarding Formula Kite +/- 20 15 10
Totaal aantal boten (max) 385
Totaal aantal zeilers (max) 535 (260M/ 275F)
Geschat aantal Coaches/ teamleaders 50-70