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28 August - 1 Septmeber, 2018 / Marseille, France

2018 U23 Junior World Championships

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Key figures of the JWV a day before the competitions start

  • 104 teams competing for the title
  • 300 people from abroad attending the venue (competitors, coaches, friends and families, referees, judges, juries…)
  • 28 different nations on the start line
  • 2 regatta courses
  • 5 days of races from Aug 28 to Sept 1
  • Today from 2pm training races
  • About 100 over-motivated volunteers to make these championships a great event


The Olympic games in sight for the 2014 generation

This event will enable the 2014 generation of competitors to get familiar with the South Bay of Marseilles, in order to get a medal in 2014, who knows??!

Today the training races started at 2pm for all 3 Olympic series.

This race is like a final drill before the actual races. The sailors are getting used to the conditions before the official start of the competition tomorrow.


We are really pleased to welcome all competitors and their staff for the opening ceremony…

Tonight from 6pm and on everybody will attend the opening ceremony, in the presence of many officials:

  • Didier Réault – Deputy Mayor, of the city of Marseilles in charge of the sea, coast areas, yachting and beaches
  • Maxime Tommasini – general counselor, representing Renaud Muselier, president of the South region
  • Representatives from the German, Japanese, Italian and Estonian consulates

This ceremony is here to symbolize the starting point of the competition for the competitors.

The agenda for the next few days is : a 5-day regatta with a maximum of 5 races a day for each class.

Day 1 Hightlights


SI Amendment 4

Schedule Day 4

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49er - Gold fleet

Day 2

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49er - Silver Fleet

Day 2

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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

Updated Aug 21 with new measurement schedules

Updated Jan 17 with new opening ceremony date

Updated Jan 17 with new emergency assembly area

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Sailing Instructions

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Map of the event venue

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SI Amendment 3

Schedule Day 4

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SI Amendment 2

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The 49er and 49erFX return to Marseille for the first time since the 2013 World Championships. 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

Useful information

YCPR website