Vaurien Class Rules 2021

The lastest update to the International Vaurien Class Rules has been approved by World Sailing and is now available on the World Sailing website at


The changes include the following points:

  1. ADVERTISING : Any advertising on the mainsail shall be below the area reserved for sail numbers and class insignia as described in RRS.
  2. RUDDER POSTITON: New limits on the depths of the rudder, now defined for the "tradition2l and "vertical" position separately.
  3. CENTREBOARD FITTINGS: Detailing of the centreboard stopper:  "A centerboard stopper made of any material. The centreboard stopper shall be situated such that its aft most point touches the centreboard template not more than 30 mm from the trailing edge and its forwardmost point touches the centreboard template at least 60 mm forward of the trailing edge, measured alongthe handle-side edge of the template as shown in E.3.3.1. 
  4. RUDDER CONSTRUCTION; The rudder blade may be able to pivot around a transverse axis or slide along a vertical axis. and shall include any system to lock the rudder blade in fully lowered position as well as an optional system to lift the blade from its lowered position
  5.  RUNNING RIGGING: Allow mainsail halyard to be led inside the mast tube: "No running rigging except the mainsail halyard shall go inside the mast." If present the exit opening shall be below the lower limit mark with dimensions max 40mm vertical and max 6 mm transversal.

For details, please refer to the Vaurien site at




Vaurien No. 1 has been found.

According to this report in the forum of ASV FRA, the original Vaurien No. 1 has been found!

As the story goes, a French Vaurien sailor more or less accidentaly stumled upon the hangar in the port of Caen, where he had heard "no 1" was supposed to be stored. He went on to investigate and found the boat stored inside the hangar, dry, but not very accesible. Still he managed to take a few pictures, which he shared.

Apparently, only the hull remains, and the boat has been used a lot and has seen many owners and locations.

> 1953 to 1955: Le Rose (Concarneau)
> 1955 to 1960: xx in Sable (d'Olonnes?)
> 1960 to 1966: yy in Rombas (Moselle)
> 1966 to 1980: Le Rose (Concarneau)
> 1980 to today: given to AMERAMI by Eugène Le Rose

But, it is still there after 68 years.

Vive le Vaurien!

Niccolo Bertola and Mattia Saggio: Vaurien World Champions 2019

Second place goes to FRANCESCO GRAZIANI and ALESSANDRO GOLINELLI, also from Italy, with 37 points, followed by the Spaniards PABLO CABELLO and MARIO PEREZ from Spain.
The Vaurien fleet says good-bye to a wonderful, perfectly organized, windy but very warm Championship at GEAS NBC Colico on Lago di Como. The next world championship, which will be the 59th in the history of the Vaurien class, will be sailed from July 25-31, 2020 in Le Havre, France.

Sail on, Tony.

Dear Vaurien friends,

Anton "Toni" Maurus passed away on July 2, 2019. Toni was a Vaurien builder from Lake Constance, Germany, who built hundreds of wooden Vaurien boats, mostly in the 70s and 80s. He built boats to to have fun and to win: in the best Vaurien tradition.
He was almost 90. I did not have the pleasure to know him personally but I am in the class long enough to value the importance of his work and of his passion for the development of the Vaurien.

We remember him and say all together "Thanks Toni".

Maurizio Raffaelli
(IVCA Chairman)