#Sailing - "Sailing as we know it is officially over" is the strongest message to emerge from the two-day World Yacht Racing Forum and Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium held earlier this week (10-11 December) in Gothenburg.
But as Craig Leweck writes for Scuttlebutt, that grand statement doesn't speak for the majority of sailing enthusiasts not active in the "professional layer" of the sport.
No doubt the innovations and radical changes that sailing has witnessed this year, and will continue to see in coming years, will trickle down to the smaller classes and recreational vessels - and that's aside from the expected shake-up of the ISA in the New Year - but for now, posits Leweck, evolution is purely for the pros. Scuttlebutt has more on the story HERE.
Meanwhile, what do you think of the state of sailing today? Are you seeing any benefits from developments in the professional tier? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below