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The 2020 Optimist World Championship is going to be a record edition with 66 countries registered

by Optimist World Championship 19 Feb 2020 11:22 PST 1-11 July 2020
Optimist World Championship fleet © optirivaworld.it

The first, important round of registrations for the 2020 Optimist World Championship, that will be hosted in Riva del Garda from July 1st to 11th, closed last Saturday, February 15th.

Riva del Garda, which for years has established itself as the international capital of youth sailing, does not betray expectations and is getting ready to host a record-breaking edition of the Optimist World Championship: with 66 Nations registered already, the "Italian World Championship" will enter the book of records, surpassing the 2019 edition of Antigua, which had recorded the presence of young sailors from 65 Countries of the world.

The registered Nations will now start internal selection processes to determine the composition of the teams that will represent them during the World Championship this summer: each Country will join the regatta with four or five young sailors. Among the registered Countries, we underline the participation of Nations such as Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, which for years had not taken part in an Optimist Class World Championship.

Apart from some latecomers who will still have a few weeks of time to join the entry list of the 2020 Optimist World Championship, it is estimated that the 66 Nations entered so far will be the ones that will form the final entry list, for a total of about 300 young sailors.

It is possible to consult the entry list, updated in real time, here.

The 2020 Optimist World Championship is organized by Fraglia Vela Riva, Associazione Italiana Classe Optimist, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Garda Trentino.

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