The Optimist European Team Racing Championship is organised for 16 teams from European members selected on the basis of the points achieved by the sailors at the European Championship the year before. Each team is made up of two boys and two girls and is accompanied by a coach. The format of racing is one or more round robins followed by a semi-final and a final. Initial seeding is based on the ranking of the teams as per their points achieved (as described above.) Racing takes place over 4 days ending on August 27.
The 32 Optimist dinghys are supplied by the AVLL of Lago di Ledro.