Monday, July 15, 2019

Expression of interest - 2020 Offshore World Championship Qualifiers

Dear Sir or Madame,

World Sailing is developing the qualification system for the 2020 Offshore World Sailing Championship.
To evaluate the options, we kindly requests a preliminary expression of interest from MNAs on the following:

  • Expression of interest to participate in the qualification event.
  • Expression of interest to host a qualification event.

Please send declarations of interest before the 15th July 2019 to

Interested MNAs should consider the following initial requirements:

Expression of interest to have representation in the qualification event:
  • Attendance is mandatory to be awarded a quota place for the 2020 Offshore World Sailing Championship
  • Time frame: December 2019 – July 2020
  • Mixed two person crew is mandatory
  • Up to 4 days, 3 nights offshore regatta
  • Athletes must be a national on the MNA they are representing
  • Quota places are awarded to MNAs. The MNAs will determine the athletes selected for their entry to the World Championship
  • Venue tbc.
  • Supplied charter boats
  • Expected cost of participation in the qualification event circa 15k euros +/- 20%
  • A minimum mileage sailed as team and a passed offshore personal survival course may be required to enter the race.

Expression of interest to host one or more qualification events:
  • Supply a chartered fleet of 10 to 20, 6-10m LOA offshore capable one design keelboats
  • Time frame: December 2019 – July 2020
  • Organize a 2 person mixed offshore regatta of up to 4 days, 3 nights of sailing.
  • Open water course suitable for offshore racing, easily accessible for visiting teams
  • Cost to competing teams limited to circa 15k euros +/- 20% 
  • The event could run alongside or within an existing offshore event (this is encouraged)

Background information
Announced in 2017, the Offshore Sailing World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design mixed double-handed sailing within the sailing community.

Originally earmarked to be held in 2019, World Sailing postponed the hosting to 2020 to allow a full qualification system to be developed, allowing ample opportunity for Member National Authorities to qualify and prepare for the event.

The 2020 Offshore Sailing World Championship will be organised in collaboration with the Royal Malta Yacht Club.

Kind Regards,

Hendrik Plate

Technical Specialist


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