General information

The best Nacra 15 sailors will gather in Geneva for the 2020 World Championship. Last major event before the World Sailing Youth Worlds in Brasil, more than 60 teams are expected to compete on Lake Geneva, one of the hardest to sail. 

If you to know more about this Championship, the class and how small catamarans have developed over the past few years, check our article !


Saturday, 17th October 2020 to Friday, 23rd October 2020

For the detailed program, have a look at the dedicated tab


Geneva, Switzerland

Well known for its Jet d'Eau, Geneva is a lovely place to sail surrounded by mountains. The Lake is thus very tricky with shifty winds. But don't be fooled by apparences, it can be very windy too ! Bonus: sailing in fresh water will be perfect to wash your boat !


This event will be organized collectively by two next door sailing clubs, joining their forces to insure the best event possible on the water and ashore. The coordination will be done by the Swiss catamaran association. 


All the boats will be parked there and all the social events will happen there, as well as the registration, etc. This sailing club is full of history, having won twice the America's Cup thanks to Alinghi.


Smaller by the size but not by the engagement, this club will provide additional material, staff and also space for all the road trailers. 


The Swiss Catamaran Association will be coordinating the event between the different players.


If you still want to look for other accommodations, you can still have a look on Geneva Tourism website: HERE

Also, the organizing committee could discuss accesses to joint housing (Abris de Protection Civile).If you want more information, please contact

We are pleased to announce we have found a partnership with Fassbind Hotels

They are offering discounts in their 4 hotels, all of them having good transport links. Due to the uncertain situation, you will also be able to cancel your reservation without any additional fees until the arrival day 12:00. But make sure to book your stay as soon as possible, the number of places is limited! 

All the details can be found here:  


Coming from far away and looking for a charter boat for the event? You can either contact H2O Sensations, the Swiss Nacra dealer or the International Nacra 15 Class Association. They will be pleased to help you to find the best solution so that you can participate to this incredible event!


Tip #1

You have to pay to use highways, as soon as you enter the country. It's 40.- CHF (around 35€), even if you use them for only 5 km. If you want to save this cost, study your ride !

Tip #2

"When you stay in a hotel, a youth hostel or a campsite in the canton, you will receive a "Geneva Transport Card" free of charge. With this card, public transport in Geneva is free for the full duration of your stay. This personal and non-transferable card will be given to you when you arrive at your accommodation. It permits unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises) for the full duration of your stay.”

Tip #3

The Geneva Parking Foundation is offering a discount for the week of the event if you want to park your car inside the covered parking, which is 1min walk away from the club: Genève-Plage Parking.
For 70 CHF, you will be able to park your car there from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd October included. You can reserve your subscription directly on Manage 2 Sail, the registration site.    

Tip #4

The currency used in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. You can consult the exchange rates HERE

Tip #5


Voltage: 220-230 V / Frequency: 50 Hz

 Electrical outlet: Type C CEE 7/16 (2-pin) - Type J SEV 1011 (3-pin)

Tip #6

For more tips, you can consult the Good to know page of Geneva's Tourism Office

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