The countdown is on, only two more days until the 51st Vaurien World Championship starts in Douarnenez, France. 66 teams, mostly from Europe, with exotics from Uruguay (URU) and Netherlands Antilles (AHO) have signed up for the World Championship, that also marks the 60th anniversary of the Class.
Reigning world champions Miroslav and Maros Baran (SVK) are returning to defend their title, won last year at Lake Dümmer, Germany. Their predecessors Olmo Cerri and Edoardo Meini (ITA) will are prepared to give a good fight, preferring to sail on the sea as opposed to the lakes, that hosted the last two World Championships.
Also several young Dutch teams are on site in Douarnenez since last week, and will try to get a shot at at least the Junior World Championship.
Full details can be found on the event website.