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2024 Youth World Championship Announcement
By Laura Jeffers
Posted: 2023-04-21T21:15:18Z


We are excited to announce the 2024 Lightning Youth World Championship will take place July 23-27, 2024 at the Cofradía Naútica del Pacífico, Yacht Club in Algarrobo, Chile.


(a) Every country with organized yachting activity shall be entitled to two (2) Entries for the World Youth Championship. The Host Country shall be entitled to two (2) Additional entries. The Executive Committee may allocate additional entries on an equal basis to all Countries to provide twenty entries.

(b) Skippers and crew in the World Youth Championship must be ILCA members.

(c) Skippers and crew must be no older than 20; to clarify Skippers and crew may not turn twenty-one (21) years old during the year of the Championship. (2024)


Qualification for the World Youth Championship shall be determined preferably based on the order of finish in a Junior or Area Championship as follows: for U.S. entries, by the International Lightning Class Association; for Canadian entries, by the Canadian International Lightning Association; for entries from countries other than the U.S. or Canada, by the District or by the member National Authority of the International Sailing Federation. 

The US Qualification will be the 2023 Junior North American Championship to take place August 1-4, 2023.

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