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Sailing World Championships

The Sailing World Championships are a International Sailing Federation (ISAF). All Class that are member of the International Sailing Federation may hold class world championships in addition to those initialed by the organisation.


  • World Championships 1
    • ISAF Initiated World Championships 1.1
    • Olympic Discipline World Championships 1.2
    • Class World Championships 1.3
  • Other World Championships 2
  • Multiple World Champions 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

World Championships

ISAF Initiated World Championships

# Class Event 1st edition Editions Notes
1 Youth Sailing World Championships Open
1971 42
2 Team Racing World Championships Open 1995 9 [1]
3 Offshore Team Racing World Championships Open 2004 5
4 Open Match Racing World Championships Open 1988 24 [2]
5 Women's Match World Championships Women 1999 14
6 IYRU Womens World Championships W [3]

Olympic Discipline World Championships

Please note the ISAF Sailing World Championships is in effect the combined Class World Championships for all the disciplines at the next Olympic Sailing Competition and is held once in every Olympic cycle.

Current Olympic disciplines are displayed in a khaki color Former Olympic disciplines are in pale green.

# Class Event 1st edition Editions Notes
1 49er World Championships OP 1997 16
2 Finn World Championships OP 1956 57
3 Laser World Championships M 1974 34
4 Star World Championships M 1923 90 [4]
5 Laser Radial World Championships W 1989 23
6 Elliott 6m World Championships W 2011 1
7 470 World Championships Men 2003 10
8 470 World Championships Women 1985 27
9 RS:X World Championships M/W 2005 7 [5]

The number of the editions is uploaded to 2012.

Class World Championships

Category Class Event 1st edition Editions Notes
Centreboard Int. 14 Open Present
29er Open 2000
29erXX Open 2012
49er Youth
420 Men/Mixed
470 Open 1970 13 last held 1984
Men/Mixed 1985 17 last held 2002
Youth Men/Mixed 1999 12
Youth Women 1999 12
505 Open
B14 Open 1998
Byte Open
Cadet Open
Contender Open
Enterprise Open
Europe Men
Finn Youth
Flying Dutchman Open
Laser Youth
Laser 4_7 Open 2002 11 Results
Laser 2
Laser Vago
Musto Performance Skiff
OK Dinghy
O'pen BIC
RS Tera
RS Feva
Snipe Open 1934 46 (2013)
Youth 1973 22 (2013)
Masters 1986 16 (2014)
Womens 1994 11 (2014)
Zoom 8
Keelboat 2.4 m Open
5.5 m Open
6 m Open
8 m Open
12 m Open
Access 2.3
Access 303
Access Liberty
Flying 15
Melges 24
Melges 32
Platu 25
Ultimate 20
Yngling Open
Class 40 Open
Farr 30 (Mumm 30) Open
Farr 40 Open
Int. Maxi Assoc Open
IMOCA 60 Open
Swan 45 Open
TP 52 Open
X-35 Open
X-41 Open
Multihull A-Class
Dart 18
Formula 16
Formula 18
Hobie 14
Hobie 16
Hobie 17
Hobie 18
Hobie Dragoon
Hobie Tiger
Hobie Wildcat
Nacra Infusion
SL 16
Tornado Open 1968 45 Tornado World Championships
Tornado Mixed 2011 1
Topcat K1
Viper F16
Classic GP14
Former Classes 6.5 Metre Open No Longer Held
7 Metre Open No Longer Held
8 Metre Open No Longer Held
8.5 Metre Open No Longer Held
9 Metre Open No Longer Held
10 Metre Open No Longer Held
11 Metre One Design Open No Longer Held
Buzz Open No Longer Held
C Class Cat Open No Longer Held
Farr 45 Open No Longer Held
Open 50 Open No Longer Held
ORMA 60 Open No Longer Held
ISO Open No Longer Held
Sydney 40 Open No Longer Held
X-99 Open No Longer Held
Extreme 40 Open No Longer Held

Other World Championships

# Class Event 1st edition Editions Notes
IRSA Events 10 rater
A Class
One Metre
IFDS Events Skud 18 Mixed
2.4 Metre
Blind Sailing
Offshore Racing Congress

Multiple World Champions

This is not a complete list but the following are known to have won eight or more World Championship titles.

Number of World Title Name Class
13[6]  Robert Scheidt (BRA) Laser (95,96,97,00,01,02,04,05,13)
Star (07,11,12)
Youth Worlds (91)
13[7][8]  Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) 5.5 (67)
505 (57,59)
Finn (58,59)
Flying Duthman (62)
Soling (69,74)
Star (66,67)
Snipe (59)
Half Ton
12[9]  Glenn Ashby (AUS) A Class (96,02,04,06,07,09,10)
F18 (04,05,07)
Tornado (06,08)
11[10]  Ben Ainslie (GBR) Laser Radial (93)
Laser (98,99)
Finn (02,03,04,05,08,12)
Youth Worlds (95)
Match Racing (10)
9  Christian Schafer (GER) Tempest (92,95,96,00,01,02,03,05,11)
9  Darren Bundock (AUS) Formula 16 (11)
Formula 18 (05,07)
Tornado (98,01,02,03,06,08)
8  Eduardo Cordero (VEN) Sunfish (93,96,97,99,00,01,02,04)
8  Graham Bantock (GBR) 10 Rater (99)
A Class (05)
One Metre (94,99)
Marblehead (92,94,96,98)

Notes and references

  1. ^ Every two years.
  2. ^ In 2001 was not held.
  3. ^ No Longer Held.
  4. ^ >In 1976 was not held.
  5. ^ In some years was held more than one edition.
  6. ^ Robert Scheidt ISAF Profile
  7. ^ History to Elvstrom Sails
  8. ^ Paul Elvstrom ISAF Profile
  9. ^ Glenn Ashby ISAF Profile
  10. ^ Ben Ainslie ISAF Profile

See also

External links

  • ISAF Official site
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