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2020 Youth Sailing World Championships cancelled due to COVID-19

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2020 Youth Sailing World Championships cancelled - Photo Robert Hajduk / World Sailing
2020 Youth Sailing World Championships cancelled - Photo Robert Hajduk / World Sailing

In its 50-year history, the Youth Worlds regularly attracts the best youth sailors from upwards of 60 nations. World Sailing's Board of Directors and the Confederação Brasileira de Vela (CBVela) agreed to cancel the event in anticipation of global travel restrictions and to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, coaches, parents, officials and suppliers.

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World Sailing and CBVela are now discussing the possibility of hosting the Youth Worlds in Brazil at the earliest opportunity.

The 2021 edition of the Youth Worlds will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands in July 2021.

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