Today begins the World Championship of the Olympic RS:X windsurfers on Lake Garda with 130 men from 40 nations and 5 continents, as well as 106 women from 36 nations and 5 continents. Olympic hopefulls (see list) from all three North American federations are among the participants. —– In addition to the Champion titles, nation berths for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Regatta are at stake. 10 places had been allotted at the 2018 Worlds (11 in the women), 8 more per class can be earned now. No North American nations has qualified so far. —– The official preview.