2023 African Continental Qualifier

The 2023 African Continental Qualifier is the continental sailing event held in Egypt that will provide the second opportunity (following the 2023 Sailing World Championships in The Netherlands) for sailors to qualify for berths at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Olympic qualification will be awarded to the two highest finishing and not previously qualified African countries in both the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 classes.

The event will be held in Soma Bay, which is located on the northern point of the bay of Safaga and the northwest coast of the Red Sea. Soma Bay and Safaga are known for their black sand dunes and mineral springs, and are popular destinations for divers, windsurfers, and sailors. 

Sailing competition will take place December 1–9, 2023.


Event Website

For more information on 2024 Olympic qualification for the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 classes, see here.