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Entry opens for the International 14 Worlds at Lake Garda

by International 14 class 25 Mar 07:28 PDT 29-30 July & 1-9 August 2024
Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary win the International 14 Worlds in Flensburg, Germany © Christian Beek

The International Fourteen World Championships will be sailed on Lake Garda for the first time in class history. Circolo Vela Torbole will host the event from 1st to 9th August 2024.

"It's an iconic venue for an iconic class," commented current world champion crew member Harvey Hillary. "The Garda World is a bucket list venue for our Australian and North American fleets, and the class hope to attract the biggest championship entry in decades. Consecutive championships in Europe will also help support the incredible growth of the fleet in Germany Fleet" which has grown to over forty boats.

The class has become an outlier in recent years as it supports the single race-per-day format. A 90-minute target time presents a different challenge to the multi-race short format skiff racing with greater emphasis on boat speed than boat handling.

The i14 Team Racing Worlds takes place on the 29th and 30th July. I14 Team Racing is unique among skiff classes and has a rich history of world-class racing. National Teams of Four participate in a knock-out format using the team racing S Course. Racing will be held directly off the club, delivering 'stadium' racing with a stunning alpine background.

Entries now open at www.circolovelatorbole.com/en/regatta/detail/276

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