For five days top international sailing youths (23 years old or less) will be competing on the North Sea off Nieuwpoort, hoping to obtain a podium place in this year's regatta.
This year there will sailing in eight different events using the Optimist, Cadet, 420, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser, Splash and Europe. With the youngest competitors in the Optimist class just eight years old.
During the afternoon of the first day of the regatta event organizers are hoping to set a new record with 1,000 boats at sea off the coast of Nieuwpoort.
Racing will then continue until 6 July to decide the winners in each event.