|Below is a very brief guide to the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. You can find out much more detail on the championship, including past medallists, famous winners, previous venues and more in the 'About the Youth Worlds' section.
Then and Now...
The ISAF Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971. The 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus will be the 43rd championship.
Past notable winners include American's Cup skippers, Chris Dickson (NZL), Russell Coutts (NZL), Dean Barker (NZL); Olympic medallists, Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessasndra Sensini (ITA, Nick Rogers (GBR) and Elise Rechichi (AUS); Volvo Ocean Race sailors like Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and Richard Clarke (CAN). The most successful ISAF Youth World Champions are Great Britain's Sally Cuthbert and Poland's Zofia Klepacka having won four successive titles in the Laser II and Mistral respectively.
Great Britain is the current holder of the Nations Trophy, awarded annually to the top performing nation at the Youth Worlds. France is the most success nation through the history of the Championship, winning the Volvo Trophy on a record 11 occasions and holding a record 70 medals: 22 gold, 30 silver and 18 bronze.
Volvo joined ISAF as title sponsor for the Championship in 1999 and the Nations Trophy was renamed the Volvo Trophy. Volvo supported the event from 1999 to 2002 and then 2004 until 2010.
Sail First are the title sponsor of the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds.
The 43rd ISAF Youth Sailing World Championshis is being hosted at the Cyprus Sports Organization Sailing Centre in Limassol, Cyprus. The event will be organised by the Cyprus Sailing Federation under the authority of ISAF.