Rundown on the 2024 Skiff Worlds

The 2024 49er and 49erFX World Championships officially kick off in the beautiful and windy Lanzarote, Canary islands. Excitement is through the roof for this event! Whether you’re a devoted fan, a friend, a supportive family member, or a keen member of the press, here’s your comprehensive guide to this prestigious regatta and how to stay in the loop.

What to expect at the 2024 Worlds

1. The numbers


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2. The Format and Schedule

The Olympic skiff Championships will unfold with an Opening Series and a Medal Race—a single race featuring the top 10 sailors, where points are doubled. The Opening Series will be divided into a Qualifying Series (5-7th of March), and a Final Series (8-10th). In the Final Series, as tradition dictates, the top 25 boats will enter the Gold fleet, while the others will be sorted into the Silver fleet (and Bronze for the 49er).

March 4th, is the last day of registration and inspection. It’s also an opportunity for sailors to engage in one last practice race, building anticipation for the real competition from March 5th to 10th, with a first race scheduled to begin at 12:00 local time (see the full program and racing areas below).

Race Course 2024 worlds Lanzarote
Race Course 2024 worlds Lanzarote
Provisional Racing Schedule 2024 Worlds
Provisional Racing Schedule 2024 Worlds

The official opening ceremony starts at 18:00 local time, and promises to create a captivating atmosphere in the Marina Rubicon, with 36 country flags parading around the Marina at sunset… keep an eye on our social media platforms to get a glimpse of the special evening!

4. How to Follow the Race


We will have daily photos from Sailing Energy which will be available to download from the photo-shelter.

To download the photos in low resolution use the password: sailor     

And also please make sure you credit the photographers and add the appropriate tags when sharing on social media: @sailingenergy

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There will be daily highlight videos every day throughout the regatta, as well as VNR videos for press and media purposes. If you wish to receive the VNR please get in touch with


We will have daily tracking so you can follow the races closely even before the livestream HERE


The livestream will cover the Final Series of the racing, and exclusively the Gold Fleet. There will be live commentary from Andy Rice, Stevie Morrison and Noora Ruskola.


Follow @49ersailing on Instagram and Facebook for real-time updates, photos, videos, exclusive interviews with the athletes, and fast result updates. Make sure you follow our Instagram broadcast channel and threads for on-the-go racecourse updates as well!

2024 49er and 49erFX skiff Worlds How to follow the race
2024 49er and 49erFX skiff Worlds How to follow the race

5. Useful Links

Media accreditation for the Event

49er Entries

49erFX Entries

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2024 Lanzarote 49er and FX Worlds
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