There will be a record attendance at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Istanbul in July. A total of 344 sailors, 251 boats from 63 countries are registered to compete in the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2010 which will be held July 8-17, 2010. The event has been held in 23 countries over the past 40 years, but it is the first time Istanbul has hosted the championships.
Racing will be held on three different race courses for the eight events, which use four classes of dinghy and one windsurfer. World Champions will be identified for each event for both Boy’s and Girl’s. It will be the first time that the 29er will be used as the Open High Performance Dinghy.
(Equipment - Category - Attendance total)
Laser Radial - One person boy- 56
Laser Radial - One person girl - 51
420 - Two person boy - 35
420 - Two person girl - 28
RS:X - Windsurf boy - 31
RS:X - Windsurf girl - 20
Sirena SL16 - Catamaran (mixed team) - 13
29er - High performance boat (mixed team) - 17
Full report: http://www.sailing.org/32696.php