Where: Santander, Spain
When: September 08 - 21, 2014
More: 83 nations are entered, with over 1200 athletes in competition across ten events: 470 (men's and women's), 49er (men), 49erFX (women), Finn (men), Laser Standard (men), Laser Radial (women), Nacra 17 (mixed), and RS:X (men's and women's). These Championships also serve as the primary Olympic qualification for Rio 2016.
Fun Fact: Santander won the rights to host the Championships in a contest against 7 other cities, including The Hague, Buenos Aires, Busan, and Aarhus. These Championships represent the fourth major global event in Spain this month, with the World Shooting Championships in Granada, the World Cycling Championships in Ponferrada, and the FIBA World Cup.