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Sailing was removed from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Programme in January 2015 for failing to meet worldwide reach criteria
World Sailing says it is shocked and disappointed to learn that sailing has not been included by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The decision came (13 September 2018) following an IPC Board meeting earlier…
Urgent changes are being made to the latest racing rules of sailing
Irish Sailing is drawing attention to recent developments with the Racing Rules of Sailing, including important decisions made at the 2017 Annual Conference. 'Having reviewed the implementation of the new rules concerning support persons in the 2017 – 2020 Racing Rules…
The accident happened in the run in to the windward mark
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has published an investigation report into the Nacra 17 incident involving Bora Gulari (USA). Download the report below. The report, produced by a working party / investigation team led by Equipment…
The Beneteau Figaro 3 is a likely canddate as a one design for World Sailing's first Short Handed World Championships
World Sailing will hold a short–handed Offshore Sailing World Championship following approval from the Council at its annual conference in Mexico last week. The new Offshore Worlds will be held in One Design boats to help promote and raise the profile…
Rio Laser Radial Gold Medalist Marit Boumeester from Holland is in the running for female world sailor of the year that is open to public vote
In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening. The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world's leading sailors…
Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden racing to youth bronze success in the Finn Dinghy. Currently, the men’s Olympic heavyweight event (Finn), is the only event not populated by both genders and as such will be under pressure for its Olympic berth
Ireland has always played a role in the affairs of World Sailing, formerly ISAF, formerly IYRU. The peak of Irish representation was in the years from 1998 to 2004, when Dubliner Ken Ryan served as Vice President. Today, the representation…
The partnership is a signal of the Volvo Ocean Race's commitment to the sport and future of offshore sailing
The Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group will today become the Official Automotive Partner of World Sailing, the International Governing Body for the sport. As part of an ambitious plan, World Sailing will partner with the Volvo…
An offshore race starts on Dublin Bay. Offshore body ISORA has changed its 'No Pro' rule for the 2017 season
An ISORA move to deal with professional sailors racing in its expanding 2017 fleet has been amended just in time for the first race of the season tomorrow.   Following instructions received at the AGM in December and in keeping…
The event that brought Helen Mary Wilkes’ remarkable administrative talents to international attention was the Optimist Worlds in Howth in 1981
A lifetime of enthusiastic and effective dedication to voluntary work in international sailing administration has very deservedly resulted in the award of World Sailing’s Gold Medal to Ireland’s Helen Mary Wilkes writes W M Nixon. She is originally from Scotland…
Husband and Wife Team Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy will represent Ireland on World Sailing Committees from 2017–2020
Six Irish Sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, will sit on seven World Sailing Committees from 2017 to 2020. Olympians Cathy MacAleavey from the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay and Bill O'Hara from Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough…
World Sailing Headquarters To Relocate To London
World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017. The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election…
Former World Sailing boss Jerome Pels is the new boss of Hockey Ireland
Mr Jerome Pels, a former head of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for 17 years, will become the new Chief Executive of Irish Hockey next month. Pels was responsible for the day to day running of the ISAF from their…
World Sailing's new president Kim Anderson
Kim Andersen has been elected as World Sailing President at World Sailing's General Assembly as the 2016 Annual Conference drew to a close in Barcelona, Spain. Anderson's election resulted in the defeat of incumbent President Carlo Croce (ITA). After a year…
Santander during the 2014 World Championships
The Sailing World Cup Final, the climax of the international series of Olympic & Paralympic class racing, has been awarded to Santander, Spain in 2017 and to Kiel, Germany in 2018. Santander hosted the most recent edition of the World…
Santiago Lange (ARG) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) received the title of Rolex World Sailors of the Year
The winners of the 2016 Rolex World Sailors of the Year were announced at an awards ceremony held at the 18th century Casa Llotja De Mar yesterday in the presence of some 500 guests. The stories behind some of the…
Speakers at this week's World Sailing Conference in Barcelona (L-R) Jill Savery, Andy Hunt, Anne Cecile Turner, Susie Tomson, Host Alec Wilkinson
In an open letter Rob Kothe, Founder of the Sail-World.com network, sets out his views on World Sailing's progress over the past four years and this week's 'other' Presidential election. Away from the drama, real and imagined which is playing…

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