Defending World Champions in the 29er, Steven THOMAS of Australia is returning as is ladies champion Annemiek BEKKERING of The Netherlands. Last year's Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship gold medallist in the 29er James PETERS (GBR) has moved up to the 49er and will compete with Olympian and reigning World Champion Nathan OUTTERIDGE of Australia.
The 9er events are scheduled at Lake Garda for:
49er World Championship, 12-19 July
29erXX Gold Cup, 14-16 July
29er World Championship, 19-25 July