The Hague to host 2022 Sailing World Championships

Published: 15 May 2018Modified:

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has announced that The Hague has been selected to host the 2022 Sailing World Championships.

The Sailing World Championships will act as the principal qualification event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, with more than 1,400 competitors racing in 1,000 boats over a 2-week period in August 2022.

Competition for the world's best Olympic class sailors will be held on the North Sea and will provide a stern test for the athletes. Conditions vary within a short period of time ensuring competitors will encounter a diverse range as wind conditions and tidal patterns. Multiple races over the 2 weeks will ensure that the best all-round sailors take home the coveted World Championship titles.

The 2022 World Championships will be organised in close collaboration between World Sailing, the Royal Netherlands Yachting Union, the Municipality of The Hague and TIG Sports.

‘The Hague showcased an outstanding city-based venue, experienced organising committee and established partners, who are all committed to raising the bar on previous Sailing World Championships,’ according to World Sailing President Kim Andersen.

About the Sailing World Championships

Held every 4 years, 2 years ahead of the Olympic Games, the Sailing World Championships is the largest global sailing competition that has the participation of all 10 Olympic events. Only the events and equipment included in the next Olympic Sailing Competition are included in the programme of the Championships.