In the UK, we have seen sailors from the full range of youth and junior classes successfully transition into the Nacra 15. This has included sailors from the Optimist, Topper, RS Tera, RS Feva, Cadet and ILCA 4 classes, from the ILCA 6, 420 and 29er youth classes, and as well as from other multihull classes, proving that the Nacra 15 is the ideal platform to take your sailing to the next level!


The Nacra 15 is officially recognised both internationally by World Sailing and nationally by the RYA as the youth multihull class, with a recognised pathway into the Olympic Nacra 17 class. It is by far the fastest and most exciting youth pathway boat out there, with opportunities to race at the highest level and learn valuable skills for your future, as well as the exciting option of foiling on the same familiar platform as you progress into your future sailing!

"The Nacra 15 has acted as the perfect pathway to pursue a Nacra 17 olympic campaign as part of the british sailing squad" - Theo Williams (2017-2021)

and beyond...

Many of our Nacra 15 sailors have gone on to sail a huge range of classes, ranging from dinghy classes such as Waszps and RS200s, many keelboat and yacht classes such as the J/70 and Cape 31, as well as the high-performance Olympic Nacra 17 and 49er/FX classes! The skills learnt in a Nacra 15 ensure out sailors are prepared well for any future sailing opportunities!

As part of the newly formed British Sailing Squad (functioning as an apprenticeship programme for the full British Sailing Team), we now have a number of ex-Nacra 15 UK Youth Squad sailors pursuing Nacra 17 Olympic campaigns. With the incredible success of John Gimson and Anna Burnett having won a silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after a dominant olympic cycle, multihull sailing in the UK has never been stronger… could the Nacra 15 be the beginning of your pathway to the Olympics?