Biggest Stage For Youth Sailing

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

With more than 380 sailors representing 62 nations, the pressure is beginning to build ahead of five days of racing (Dec. 11-15) at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China.

Some of the biggest names in sailing have attended the Youth Worlds, including the five-time Olympic medallist, Ben Ainslie (GBR), and the recent 2017 Rolex Female World Sailor of the Year and current Olympic, Worlds and European Laser Radial Champion, Marit Bouwmeester (NED).

As a dominant step for aspiring young sailors with Olympic dreams, each of the nine events at the Youth Worlds provide a distinct pathway toward the equipment used in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Alongside the Laser Radial (Girls and Boys) and RS:X (Girls and Boys) are the following classes:

29er - Girls and Boys
Winners of the 29er European Championship, Federico Zampiccoli and Leonardo Chiste (ITA), will be competing again at the Youth Worlds but this year they return with more experience in the bag.

Canadian 29er sailors, William Bonin and Samuel Bonin, will be attending for the first time but after winning every Canadian and North American event, the brothers enter the Youth Worlds with confidence.

William shares the story on how the brothers ...

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