As expected, June was an incredibly exciting month for sailing fans around the world. French skipper Damian Michelier took an impressive 3-0 win in the final of the O.M. International Ledro Match Race. Further north, Laurent Charmy’s J111 took the overall IRC victory in the Round Ireland Race and across the Atlantic the Australian’s blew the competition out of the water in Chicago for the 2nd event of this year’s SailGP season. July looks equally exciting with action across a variety of different classes and disciplines. In this article we will be giving sailing fans a quick rundown of the sailing events you can’t miss this July. To find out more about the biggest sailing events in July 2022 visit Fixture Calendar and make sure you don’t miss a single start, first beat or finish.
Youth Sailing World Championships, The Hague, 10th – 14th July
Over 450 sailors will travel to The Hague in early July to compete in the Youth Sailing World Championships – the pinnacle of youth dinghy sailing. The young sailors will compete across 11 events, some of which are mainstays of the competition and others are new this year. The addition of the Windsurfing IQFOIL event is hotly anticipated and will see the world’s best youth windsurfers battle it out in the fast and physically demanding class. At the other end of the spectrum, in one of the oldest events taking place at the competition, sailors will fight it out in the tactical and boat-on-boat focused laser fleet. With the winners of the event often going on to compete in the America’s Cup and the Olympics, the names of those who finish on the top step of the podium should be remembered for the future.
Cowes Week, The Solent, 30th July – 5th August
Cowes Week is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious sailing festivals. The event, first sailed in 1826, sees more than 8,000 competitors compete in a variety of different types of racing. Some classes sail multiple traditional windward leeward courses in a day, while others sail one longer race a day – the course for which takes them all around the Solent. The event has somewhat of a cult following, thanks to the beauty and tactical complexity of the Solent, which is often considered to be one of the greatest sailing playgrounds in the world. The quality of racing, the magical venue, the hoards of spectators and the hospitality provided by the event make it genuinely a one-of-a-kind spectacle. Who will navigate themselves around the Solent the fastest and finish the week on top?
SailGP Great Britain, Plymouth, 30th – 31st July
Plymouth, a great amphitheatre for sailing action with a long and spectacular maritime history, will play host to the 3rd event of this year’s SailGP season. The last time the series was in Plymouth over 27,000 spectators turned out to see the action and the racing did not disappoint. After a strong start to the season, Great Britain SailGP will be hoping to thrill the British crowd with a win on home waters. However, Australia SailGP have undoutebdly set the pace this season, taking wins in both Bermuda and Chicago. Can they continue their spectacular run of form or will another team cause an upset? Either way SailGP Great Britain is not a weekend of sailing action fans will want to miss.