About Optimist World Championship 2014
October 20th to 31st - Club Náutico San Isidro, ARGENTINA
The optimist world Championship is one of the largest sailing championships every year. There will be sailors from more than 50 countries and over 250 competitors. This year the venue is Argentina, Cub Náutico Isa Isidor just outside of the capital Buenos Aires.
All countries have the opportunity to send five competitors to the event. To be a part of the team for the worlds is the most prestigious assignment for a optimist sailors and something everyone strive for.
The individual regatta, is decided by 12 races over 6 days. The other part is a Team Race Championship. In Team Race you race 4 vs 4 where the team with the lowest points will win. This regatta will be sailed over two days in between the individual regatta. This is a very different way of sailing and something that the sailors really appreciate where team work, tactical skill and boat handling is the most important skills.
The worlds is not just about the competition, there is a lot of social events during the event. Sailors from al parts of the world will meet and exchange knowledge and build contact for the future.