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Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has opened the bidding process for its titled Youth and Women's Match Racing World Championships for 2018-2020 as well as the 2018 Nations Cup.

World Sailing Invites Bids For 2018 2020 Match Racing Championships 1

(Photos: World Sailing - The Youth Match Racing World Championship 2016)

The Youth Match Racing World Championship brings together the best youth match racers from around the world acknowledging their skills and offering a pathway to adult match racing competition.

Joakim Aschenbrenner (DEN) claimed the inaugural title in 2014, followed by Sam Gilmour (AUS) in 2015 and Will Dargaville (AUS) in 2016. The 2017 edition will be hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, California, USA from July 30 to August 5 2017.

Bids are now open for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions and must be received by the following dates and times:

Bids for the 2018 Championship Friday May 5 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC
Bids for the 2019 Championship Friday December 1 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC
Bids for the 2020 Championship Friday December 1 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC 

Guidelines for Bid Candidates of Youth Match Racing World Championship: www.sailing.org/tools/documents/YouthMatchRacingBidDoc-[21885].pdf

World Sailing Invites Bids For 2018 2020 Match Racing Championships.

(Chris Garbacz - The Women's Match Racing World Championship 2016)

The Women's Match Racing World Championship is an annual event, which was first held in Genoa, Italy in 1999 after a successful event was held as part of the 1998 Sailing World Championship in Dubai, UAE. Skippers are invited to attend the Championship based on their Women's World Match Racing Ranking position.

The winning team at the Women's Match Racing World Championship is crowned World Champion and presented with the Francoise Pascal Memorial – Women's Match Racing World Championship Trophy. The NJK Sailing Center in Helsinki, Finland will host the 2017 edition in June. 

Bids are now open for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions and must be received by the following times:

Bids for the 2018 Championship Friday May 5 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC
Bids for the 2019 Championship Friday December 1 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC
Bids for the 2020 Championship Friday December 1 2017 at 12:00hrs UTC 

Guidelines for Bid Candidates of the Women's Match Racing World Championship: www.sailing.org/tools/documents/WomensMatchRacingBidDoc-[21884].pdf

World Sailing Invites Bids For 2018 2020 Match Racing Championships

(The World Sailing Nations Cup 2015)

The World Sailing Nations Cup, which was first introduced to the world in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. The aim of the event is to broaden the availability of match racing and provide international competition for national authorities and sailors at reasonable cost, whilst acting as an incentive for national match racing programmes.

The most recent edition – the World Sailing Nations Cup 2015 – saw 37 teams compete at the continental Regional Finals. Fourteen teams advanced from the regions to the Grand Final held in the City of Vladivostok (RUS) overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Bidding information for the World Sailing Nations Cup: www.sailing.org/tools/documents/NationsCupEventDescripbidinfo-[21886].pdf

By Daniel Smith - World Sailing

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