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SWISS NACRA 15 & 17 Class association

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Enjoy speed, fun and top-level racing at glance!

The Nacra 15 is the official World Sailing Youth Catamaran, for its major events: the Youth Olympic Games and the World Sailing Youth Championship.

It is designed to ensure safety for junior sailors while developing physically and technically to perform in high-speed sailing races and prepare for Nacra 17, which is the Catamaran Foiling Olympic Class for mixed crews.


Since the launch of the classes, Nacra 15 Swiss teams have supported by the Swiss Sailing Team and top-level coaches in their attendance to major European and World events to achieve unprecedented results for Switzerland in youth sailing:


Worlds Sailing Youth Championship: 2 Gold Medals and 3 Bronze medals

World Championships: 2 Gold ,1 Bronze

European Championship:1 Gold , 1 Silver, 1 Bronze U16 medals


Nacra 17 is the fastest and technologically most advanced Olympic Class, introduced in 2016 Olympic Games of Rio.

Switzerland qualified and obtained Olympic Diploma in Rio 2016 on Nacra 17.

3 former N15 teams are now launching their Campaign for Los Angeles 2028!


Recognising the level achieved by the Swiss Nacra 15&17 fleet,

5 crews selected by Alinghi Red Bull Racing team for 2024 youth and women Americas Cup sailed Nacra 15 or Nacra 17.


Contact us if you need information to start sailing on Nacra 15 or 17!

Guido Aschieri

N15&17 Class Association President


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