The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA will be the first World Sailing event to include an environmental focus in a World Championship with the adoption of a Sustainability and Ocean Restoration theme.
With this landmark approach, the 2018 Youth Worlds will be used as a Sustainability Benchmark for all future World Sailing Championships, for future Corpus Christi citywide events and throughout the Texas Youth Sailing Regatta circuit.
The 48th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships will be held from 14 to 21 July 2018. The Organising Authority is World Sailing in conjunction with the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and US Sailing.
The Youth Worlds hosts the best young sailors, aged up to 19-years-old, on the Olympic pathway. Corpus Christi will welcome 400 sailors from 65 nations. The regatta will be a certified ‘clean regatta’ with clearly defined goals and active educational pieces incorporated into the event program in a bid to instil a passion for protecting the oceans and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable practices in everyone’s daily lives.
To help fulfill the mission of a ‘clean regatta’, the Organising Committee will designate a ‘Green Team’ for the Championships and work closely with 11th Hour Racing to achieve the following goals:
In order to ensure the goals are met, competitors, team leaders, coaches, volunteers and all stakeholders will be asked to follow guidelines that include, but are not limited to:
With the support of Corpus Christi Yacht Club, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Center of Corpus Christi, the event will include a series of sustainability initiatives, such as:
Banner photo: Sanya Youth Sailing World Championship 2017, © Tomas Moya/Sailing Energy/World Sailing