Class Rules Update.

The Vaurien Class Rules have been updated by World Sailing. The most recent rules and an overview over the changes can be found here.

The most significant change is the opening of the headsail rules to use laminate materials similar to what we have in the mainsail since 2013.

And as a remark: If you are wondering why the diagrams of our rigg and sails is missing: This was a request by World Sailing. Their new rules policy wants to avoid any double definition of measurements. Since we are following the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) for all definitions, and this ERS includes the definition of sail and measurements (and many more), we were asked not to repeat this in our rules. Therefore the diagrams are now gone. We will work on a "measurer's handbook" where these diagrams will be added.

World Championship schedule revised

In an CIV online-meeting on October, 9th, the World Championships for the future years after 2022 have been revised. As you all know, due to COVID-19 the Worlds in Le Havre France had to be cancelled twice. France than asked if the could have a replacement time slot for a World Championship in 2023, postponing all other championships by one year. Everybody who was impacted, especially Slovakia and Italy, approved this proposal. Therefore the new schedule for the upcoming Vaurien World Championships is as follows.

Future plans for the Vaurien World Championship

   Country  Location  Date Status
 2022  Spain  Vigo  July 23 - July 30  confirmed
 2023  France  Le Havre    confirmed
 2024  Slovakia      
 2025  Italy      
 2026  Uruguay      Task force established
 2027  Netherlands      


World Championship 2021 cancelled

The 2021 World Championship , which was planned to take place in Le Havre at the end of July, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A online meeting of the CIV on May 1, 2021,  confirmed what was already expected by many. Although the situation is slowly getting better, the uncertainties of what could be possilbe at the end of July are to great, so that ASV France is forced to cancel the 2021 World Championship.

CIV is now thinking about the chances of organizing an International Vaurien regatta in a central place at the same date. Discussion is about a 3-4 day regatta. CIV will evaluate options within the next two weeks and will publish more details then.

For the future Vaurien World Championships, for 2022 Spain is confirmed as a host. The following years are unchanged for now with further discussions during the next regular CIV meetings.

We as CIV would especially thank ASV France for their effort. We will try to visit you as soon as possible.