The inaugural edition of World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship will be held in October 2020. Championship will be alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta.
Firstly, announced in 2017, the Offshore Sailing World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest. And also the growth of offshore one-design mixed double-handed sailing within the sailing community.
Originally earmarked to be held in 2019, World Sailing postponed the hosting to 2020 to allow a full qualification system to be developed, allowing ample opportunity for Member National Authorities to qualify and prepare for the event.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Offshore Sailing World Championship will be organized in collaboration with the Royal Malta Yacht Club and World Sailing.
The Championship will be a two person mixed competition (one man, one woman) between nations, featuring 20 boats. Held alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the competitors may be required to sail the full course. While, depending on the weather conditions the course can be reduced. It is also designed to cater to the fast-growing double-handed offshore community worldwide.