Please select your home edition
Vaikobi 2021 FlexForce - LEADERBOARD

Entry open for 2021 WASZP European Championships - SailGP INSPIRE Racing - Sailmon GPS Challenge

by WASZP 28 May 07:52 PDT 8-14 August 2021
The Bermuda event was an amazing opportunity to engage in with the next generation! © WASZP

The WASZP European Championships 2021 are due to take place this summer on 8-14 August at Sandefjord, Norway. Entries are now open via RaceHub and sailors are encouraged to sign up!

With light at the end of the COVID tunnel, WASZP is looking forward to welcoming back its sailors at the premier event for the European season. With up to 150 boats expected to attend, the championship is set to showcase the largest ever WASZP fleet as well as the largest ever foiling fleet in Scandinavia and biggest competition in Sandefjord's long history. Despite a difficult 2020, WASZP is set to go full throttle in 2021!

Unable to enjoy as much time on the water over the last 12 months, WASZP has focussed on laying the foundations for a huge year! Back in the Autumn, WASZP employed a full-time class manager so that it can focus more manpower towards organising the very best events in sailing and grow the class even further. On top of that, WASZP has invested in RaceHub - its bespoke class management system that connects its global community and pulls all things WASZP into one central place. RaceHub is full of great features, including GPS racing and Virtual Reality eSailing, that will benefit the sailors, national associations and sponsors as the class strides forward through 2021 and beyond.

More recently, WASZP's strategic partnership with SailGP has been gathering speed in the run-up to SailGP's opening event in Bermuda in April. Thanks to SailGP's commitment for female inclusion at the top of the sport, many elite female sailors have had the chance to gain selection for SailGP teams. WASZP was the chosen class for the selection process and stood up to the test as the best female sailors in the world got to grips with foiling and battled it out for the coveted selection spots. WASZP is also the boat of choice for the SailGP Inspire program, which aims to give the most talented young sailors the first step on the foiling pathway as they gain an insight into life as a professional sailor and race on the SailGP course in front of the crowds at each SailGP event this season. Applications for U21 sailors are now open via the SailGP website for this opportunity of a lifetime.

Now that sailing is back on the agenda this year, the momentum of the class is building faster than ever. WASZP surpassed the 1000 boat milestone at the end of 2020 and is on track to achieve an all-time record of boat sales this quarter as more and more sailors are drawn to the unbeatable culture and events that WASZP offers. As we speak, extra boats are being shipped to agents to address the unprecedented demand. Those interested in purchasing a boat and becoming part of the revolution can head to the WASZP website to be connected with their nearest agent.

Europeans Entry

Sailors should head to RaceHub to submit their entry. Sailors must be members of the International WASZP Class to compete at the European Championships. Class membership can also be purchased through RaceHub after creating an account. It is possible to complete the entry form now and pay at a later date. There is an early entry fee discount for payments made before 1 May. Please see the Notice of Race for further details.

Hotel Discount

On the event page of RaceHub, class members will find an exclusive hotel discount for the championship. WASZP has reserved rooms at the Scandic Park Hotel, Sandefjord at a preferential rate for the benefit of its members. Once sailors have entered the event, they will be emailed with an exclusive discount code for Sandefjord's biggest hotel. Payment for the rooms is due on arrival.

View the Hotel and ammenities here, perfectly situated and fantastic accomodation for the event.


WASZP is highly optimistic that the championship will go ahead with full force. In the event that COVID restrictions put limitations on the event, WASZP will implement measures that allow the event to go ahead safely. If restrictions mean a safe event is not possible and the event is cancelled, all entry fees will be refunded, and hotel reservations cancelled with no obligation for the sailor to pay.

SailGP and WASZP

SailGP INSPIRE Youth Racing circuit that has re-commenced in 2021, Bermuda was an awesome event leaving an amazing legacy with the youth sailors. We have now moved into our official INSPIRE Youth Racing Circuit in Taranto, Italy.

This event is followed by Plymouth in the UK where we have had a great uptake in applications, if you want to progress your career, put your name in front of the teams and race in front of 10s of thousands of people lining the shores, get those applications in now!

Read more here and if you are U21 you can submit your written application today and begin your journey to SailGP

There will also be opportunities for top U21 WASZP sailors to gain wildcard slots via certain selection events on the WASZP racing circuit. Stay tuned for more information! In the UK this will be the UK National Championships make sure you enter today here.

We are into the final weekend of our Sailmon GPS Speed Challenge!!

So far Sam Whaley leads the pack and is in the box seat to win a Sailmon Max thanks to our partners Sailmon for providing the prize.

View all the sessions and also log your sessions here

Remember to set your devices to 1sec interval recording and you can upload from any device.

The event ends 11:59 AEST Monday 31st of May.

Related Articles

WASZP Americas Championships - Entry open
Set to take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA ahead of the SailGP season 2 final Entry is open for the first-ever WASZP Americas Championship. The championship will take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA where sailors are set to enjoy the famous waters of San Francisco Bay ahead of the SailGP season 2 final. Posted on 25 Oct
WASZP GP at Carsington
Hattie Rogers takes the win The final UK WASZP GP of the season took place at Carsington Sailing Club over the weekend. Twenty boats made the trip from as far afield as Dublin, Plymouth and the Isle of Wight and were greeted with perfect foiling breeze and a chilly seven degrees. Posted on 25 Oct
SailGP Spain - WASZP lights up Cadiz
Some of the best young talent in Spain converged on the Inspire Racing Circuit Sailors were greeted by the best conditions of the European Season, racing alongside the F50s in front of the massive estimated crowds of 11,000, this provided a genuine inside look at what life could be as a professional sailor. Posted on 12 Oct
WASZP Irish Nationals Vlog with Hattie Rogers
A behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view Video diary from Hattie Rogers at the 2021 Waszp Irish National Championship held at Royal St George Yacht Club - a behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view. Posted on 11 Oct
Roses, Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final
As the European summer begins to wind down Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final + an array of winter training dates and events! Posted on 8 Oct
WASZP X 5.8m - Junior foiling ready to take flight
This is a class the whole family can be involved with! Providing a clear pathway into senior sailing and retention through the existing WASZP 6.9m & 8.2m class. This is a class the whole family can be involved with! Posted on 6 Oct
Irish National Waspz Championships
Dublin hosts 15 foilers with a few English visitors included The WASZP nationals were held at RStGYC, Dunlaoighre, Dublin this weekend and 15 sailors participated, with three from UK travelling over to sail with us. Posted on 5 Oct
Women in WASZP – The ultimate level playing field
With an epic northern summer, the 2021 WASZP Season is still firing With an epic northern summer now transitioning to Autumn, the 2021 WASZP Season is still firing, with the Irish Nationals and USA Nationals taking place over the weekend, as well as a smaller event in Buenos Aires. Posted on 4 Oct
Sam Whaley to join the Sailingfast Riders
A very exciting partnership with a top ILCA 7 and WASZP sailor Sam Whaley Sailing and Sailingfast are delighted to announce a very exciting partnership as he becomes a Sailingfast Rider. Posted on 1 Oct
Kieler Woche part II update
Windsurfing is back after 9 years, and the leaders are Kördel and Steinlein After a nine-year break, windsurfing is back at Kieler Woche. 24 athletes from five nations are competing for victory in the new Olympic iQ Foil class (2024 in Paris) for women and men. Posted on 10 Sep
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 BOTTOMC-Tech 2021 America's Cup 728x90 BOTTOMHyde Sails 2021 - Basic FOOTER