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Lorient Grand Large confirmed as host of 2024 Double-Handed World Offshore Championship
Lorient Grand Large, Yacht Club de France, and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have joined forces to host the 2024 Double Handed World Offshore Championship. The event will feature a fleet of Sun Fast 30 One Design boats and…
World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, has confirmed the appointment of an independent World Sailing Election Panel to oversee the 2024 Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections. The panel, comprising four independent legal and regulatory professionals, is…
Sienna Wright (Howth Yacht Club) has one won of two Irish bronze medals secured at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Brazil
Dublin and Cork crews have clinched two bronze medals in a highly successful outcome at the youth world sailing championships in Brazil this afternoon.  Sienna Wright of Howth Yacht Club took bronze in the female one-person dinghy, and Ben O’Shaughnessy…
Sienna Wright of Howth Yacht Club is in fourth place and four points off the ILCA 6 lead going into the final race of the Youth Sailing Worlds in Brazil on Friday
Fourth-placed Sienna Wright of Howth Yacht Club is in a four-way battle for a Youth World Sailing medal in the ILCA 6 class in Brazil. Just four points separate the top four sailors overall going into Friday's final race. Roos Wind (NED) took victory in…
Ireland's 29er European Champions Ben O’Shaughnessy and Ethan Spain of Royal Cork YC and the National Yacht Club competing at the  World Sailing Youth Worlds in Armação dos Buzios
Consistent sailing from Sienna Wright sees the Howth Yacht Club ace on equal points with the overall leader of the female ILCA 6 fleet at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Brazil and 29er European Champions Ben O’Shaughnessy and Ethan Spain of…
Racing in the ILCA 6 Female fleet division of the Youth World Sailing Championships in Brazil
Howth Yacht Club's first-day leader Sienna Wright has dropped to fourth overall but just three points off the ILCA 6 Female fleet leader after the second day of racing at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Brazil. Two second-place finishes…
Ireland's 29er European Champions Ben O’Shaughnessy and Ethan Spain of Royal Cork YC and the National Yacht Club are lying seventh from 30 after day one of the Youth Sailing Worlds in Brazil
Howth Yacht Club talent Sienna Wright leads the ILCA 6 fleet after the first day of racing at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Brazil, with a total of four Irish boats and six sailors competing in Armação dos Buzios.…
The stage is set for the 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships in Armação dos Buzios, Brazil, where a strong Irish team competes
A strong Cork-Dublin youth sailing team will represent Ireland in four classes in Monday's Youth World Sailing Championships in Brazil, with a total of four Irish boats and six sailors competing in Armação dos Buzios. Racing in the 52nd edition of the event sees…
Chris Lindsay - An International Sailing Judge for the Paris 2024 Olympic Competition
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has announced Belfast Lough's Chris Lindsay as an International Judge and Umpire for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. Lindsay, who also officiated at Tokyo 2020, is the only Irish appointment in…
Charlie Enright, skipper of 11th Hour Racing Team, receives the Team of the Year Award from World Sailing CEO David Graham at the 2023 World Sailing Awards in Málaga on Tuesday 14 November
The Ocean Race 2022-23-winning 11th Hour Racing was named Team of the Year at the World Sailing Awards ceremony in Málaga, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. And skipper Charlie Enright was on hand to pick up the prize on Tuesday…
Tom Slingsby wins the 2023 Rolex World Sailor of the Year award
Sailing’s highest achievers were honoured at a glittering World Sailing Awards ceremony in Málaga. The 2023 Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards were presented to Tom Slingsby and Kirsten Neuschäfer, in a contest decided by an expert panel and…
The Spanish city of Málaga will host the 2023 World Sailing Annual Conference
The Spanish city of Málaga will host the 2023 World Sailing Annual Conference, bringing together delegates from around the world. A six-person Irish delegation will represent Irish interests among over 300 delegates when the meeting convenes from 13-18 November 2023…
Irish Olympic 49er campaigners Seafra Guilfoyle and Johnn Durcan of Royal Cork Yacht Club competing at the 2023 World Sailing Championships in The Hague
World Sailing is looking for a host for its next World Sailing Championships t be held between Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. The World body is inviting bids for the massive event following the 2023 edition in The…
Sailing coaches in RIBs travelled 10 miles across the bay to Nea Anchialos, Magnesia, to help with Wildfire rescue efforts
Sailing coaches at the ILCA 4 Youth World Championships in Volos, Greece, have been hailed as heroes after they saved over 130 people from wildfires. The coaches witnessed the scene from across the water as racing concluded and quickly sprang…
Quanhai Li, President of World Sailing with competitors at the Paris 2024 Test Event
World Sailing President Quanhai Li has praised preparations for the Paris 2024 regatta after visiting the test event in Marseille. The Paris 2024 Test Event concluded on Sunday with many of the world’s best sailors competing across all Olympic classes…
Following the Mid-Year Meeting of the World Sailing Council, the World Sailing Board has met to consider the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in response to guidance for International Federations from the International Olympic Committee. All Council…

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Founded in 1907, World Sailing's vision is for a world in which millions more people fall in love with sailing; inspired by the unique relationship between sport, technology and the forces of nature; we all work to protect the waters of the world.

World Sailing is made up of 144 Member National Authorities, the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and 117 World Sailing Class Associations.