World Sailing has published guidelines for Member National Authorities and potential host cities interested in bidding for the 2022 Sailing World Championships.
Second only to the Olympic Games in the sport, the World Championships are the International Federation's flagship event.
It is the largest event globally and showcases all 10 Olympic events.
The World Championships are held every four years – two years after the Olympics.
The information outlines the minimum requirements for both the sporting competition and the on-shore event, and sets out the rights and responsibilities of each party in hosting the event.
Included in the criteria are crucial pieces of information such as venue requirements, the composition of the event programme, accommodation and fees charged by World Sailing as well as sponsorship, marketing and communication needs.
The most recent edition of the Sailing World Championships was held in Santander in 2014, where more than 1,100 sailors raced in 700 boats across a two week period.
Fifty per cent of Rio 2016 places were won with ten World Champions crowned.
Aarhus in Denmark will host the next edition from July 31 to August 12 next year.
Preliminary bids for the 2022 Sailing World Championships should be sent to World Sailing by November 1.
Final bids will then be taken until March 1, 2018.
World Sailing will appoint an Evaluation Commission to evaluate the bids and the Commission will hold a meeting at the World Sailing executive office in London in March or April 2018 to oversee bid presentations for the Championships.
The Commission will make their recommendations to the World Sailing Board at their May 2018 meeting.
Following this meeting, the Board will then confirm the venue of the 2022 World Championships.
The full guidelines can be found here.