Cadet World Championships 2023 – Nieuwpoort Belgium

The world’s top sailors from the Cadet class, the popular 2-man youth sailboat, will descend to the Yacht Club WSKLuM in Nieuwpoort this summer. “After months of intense preparations, we are now in the final stretch to the world championship. No young competitive sailor should miss this.” Says Nathalie Gunst, president of the Belgian Cadet class.

Belgium, as the host country, and Great Britain are sending the largest delegations, but the participation of Argentina, Australia (we have 9 teams entered), Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and last but not least Ukraine makes it a real world championship.

“We can’t give a better example of solidarity within the Cadet class than with the participation of the Ukrainian sailors. In order to allow these boys and girls to participate, despite the extremely difficult circumstances, Cadet sailors from all over the world joined forces. With, among other things, a successful crowdfunding campaign, we are able to provide accommodation, material and we can also cover the participation costs. Friendship and respect have been the guiding principle within the Cadet class for years,” Nathalie adds.

Nathalie Gunst: “Girls and boys between 7 and 17 years old can participate. The participants that are selected by their country will sail the official World Cup. All other participants sail in the promotional regatta, under exactly the same conditions.”

It is a great opportunity to put both the crews and your country on the map of international sailing.

New teams or guest sailors from other classes, who also want to experience this unique event, can still register via the World Cup site until July 11. You have no experience in the Cadet Class, but you have in another? No problem, membership of the Belgian Cadet class includes training and guidance during the World Cup. If necessary, the Belgian Cadet class can provide a boat or help you to find a competitive second-hand Cadet.

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