This year, both events will feature live tracking. Available on the internet, it will feature race analysis, mark roundings and real time standings. You can follow specific sailors or teams - easy to use with replays of all races also available.
There has been much discussion recently, particularly following the ISAF Olympic Commission report, about the need for sailing to embrace technology and to present sailing to a wider audience. It seems particularly appropriate for the Optimist class, the worldwide pathway for young sailors, to take the initiative and run live tracking at four championships this year - the North Americans, Europeans, European Team Racing and the Worlds.
You can follow all of these events and more on Facebook, Twitter and the Live Event Tracking viewer.