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28 August - 1 September, 2018 / Marseille, France

2018 U23 Junior World Championship

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Key figures and information on the championships’ first day:

  • A total of 8 legs
  • Irregular gusty wind between 3 and 20 knots
  • 99 teams
  • 28 countries

The title chase, the title races has begun…

The competitors are ready so are the boats, all the conditions are set for these Youth Worlds, except for Aeolus who was kind of shy in the morning, but grew more confident by 1pm, which enabled the competitors to sail with ultimate conditions.

The fights have begun on this first day at the Youth Worlds. After more than a 2-hour delay because of the lack of wind, the 49ers were the first ones to set sail at about 1pm, while the 49ers FX and the Nacra17 were waiting for their signal.

The 49ers were divided in 2 fleets, they raced 2 legs per fleet with an irregular and fluctuating south-easterly wind, from 3 to 17 knots.

At about 3pm their day was done, they went back ashore, it was time for the 49erFX and Nacra17. Then the wind got stronger to stabilize between 10 and 15 knots, and south-southwesterly. All together 2 laps were run for each class.

With a light wind all 3 series met and familiarized with this future Olympic scene. As for the French teams they managed to play their best and are ranked 1st and 3rd in the 49ers category.

This first day has been promising, the fleet appears to be relatively compact, all competitors are at their best.

Today’s interview:

We have met Enzo Lobry, competitors from the YCPR (organizing club), currently in 3rd position…

“This position is really something positive for our team. Louis, my helmsman, and I knew that sailing here would be a real asset for us, we know the bay like the back of our hand, but we hadn’t even dreamed of being 3rd at the end of the first day, this is really promising! We will keep being at the front and hopefully we will do our best throughout the regatta.”

Today’s results:

Provisional rankings


  • Tim Mourniac & Virgil Aubriot (FRA)
  • Bart Lambriex & Scipio Houtman (NED)
  • Enzo Lobry & Louis Chambet (FRA)

49ers FX

  • Lucy Wilmot & NathaHousberg  (USA)
  • Vilma Bobeck & Malin Tengström (SWE)
  • Keanu Prettner & Niklas Haberl (AUT)


  • Gianluigi UGOLINI & Maria GIUBILEI (ITA)
  • Tayla RIETMAN & Lachlan WHITE (AUS)
  • Javier ARRIBAS HARTEN & Adriana BARRON (PER)

Who is your Sailing Hero?

Day 1 Highlights

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Teams and coaches must register for the event in the Manage2Sail system AND Pay for their entry through the class payment portal.

Notice of Race

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Sailing Instructions

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Inspection Time Table

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Map of the event venue

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Amendment 3

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The best young Nacra 17 sailors will come to Marseille for the first time. Site of the 2024 Olympic sailing in the Paris Olympics, these U23 sailors and future stars of Olympic sailing will get and early preview of their ultimate goal.


In 2018, the Olympic series are back in Marseille from August 26 to September 1 with 3 World Youth Championships: 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17. The best crews will have a glimpse of Paris 2024.

The events will take place from the Stade Nautique du Roucas Blanc, 6 promenade Georges Pompidou 13008 Marseille. 

Key information 

  • When: from Sunday, August 26th to Saturday, September 1st
  • Where: At the nautical stadium of Roucas Blanc
  • What: The 23-year-old world championships for 3 Olympic series: the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17.
  • How: 5 days regatta, 2 rounds of races


  • Quality of services and organization
  • Conviviality in welcoming runners, visitors and coaches
  • Sport and competitiveness on the water