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The Mixed Offshore Event was democratically selected by World Sailing members and remains its first-choice event for Paris 2024
As Afloat reported earlier, World Sailing has received an update from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the proposed Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. In December 2020, World Sailing were informed by…
The new Call Book is the only authoritative for Radio Sailing sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing
Racing between radio controlled sailing boats continues to develop as an important part of world sailing and now thanks to ten years of work by Ireland's Gordon Davies and others this branch of the sport now has its own dedicated…
Belfast Lough’s Chris Lindsay Chairs World Sailing's International Umpires Sub-Committee
As well as Ireland’s role at the top of World Sailing with Cork's Marcus Spillane elected as Vice President and Baltimore Sailing Club's Fiona Bolger on its council, six Irish sailors have been appointed to World Sailing Committees today and…
Selecting the Rules Mode in the World Sailing Rules App
Ahead of the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing which come into effect on 1 January, the RYA has released an update to the World Sailing Rules App — giving sailors access to a ‘one-stop shop’ for the 2021-2024 rules and…
Knut Frostad
There are some well put together arguments related to the future of sailing, and especially World Sailing's need for involvement in offshore sailing articulated by Knut Frostad in this video interview below with SEILmagasinet, where the Norwegian sailor issues a wake-up call…
Olympic Gold medalist Nathan Outteridge
Olympic Gold medalist Nathan Outteridge of Australia becomes the interim president of the International Nacra 17 Class Association, taking over from Ireland's Marcus Spillane from Cork Harbour. Spillane was recently elected as Vice President of World Sailing, and, according to…
Marcus Spillane - World Sailing Vice President
Marcus Spillane, Ireland's candidate for one of seven new vice president roles in World Sailing has been successful in his election bid it was announced today at World Sailing’s Virtual General Assembly. Quanhai Li (CHN) has been elected as World…
Marcus Spillane
Marcus Spillane, Ireland's candidate for Vice President of World Sailing, will have to wait another couple of weeks to find out if he has been successful in his bid for office in the world governing body of the sport even…
World Sailing’s 2020 Elections Get Under Way
Voting in the 2020 election of World Sailing’s officers begins today, Friday 9 October, with the distribution of voting packs to the governing body’s member national authorities. The first round of balloting closes a week from now, on Friday 16…
The Hague
A joint decision by World Sailing, the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association, the municipality of The Hague and TIG Sports has moved the 2022 Sailing World Championships to the summer of 2023. The next edition of the Sailing World Championships will…
Marcus Spillane
USA-based Marcus Spillane is Ireland's candidate in the forthcoming election for Vice President of World Sailing. World Sailing’s Election Committee overseeing the 2020 Election of World Sailing’s Officers has announced the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates standing for election this October.…
World Sailing AGM & General Assembly Moving Online Only For 2020
World Sailing has announced it will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting and General Assembly online only due to the global challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Abu Dhabi in the UAE had been scheduled to host World Sailing’s annual…
World Sailing Confirms International Olympic Committee Financial Support
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has received confirmation of financial support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following constructive dialogue. The IOC is supporting World Sailing in addressing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and…
2020 Offshore World Championship Cancelled Due to COVID-19
World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Offshore World Championship, due to be held alongside October’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The many uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the…
The 2021 edition of the Youth Worlds will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands in July 2021.
World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships that was scheduled to be held in Salvador, Brazil from 12 – 19 December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its 50-year history, the Youth Worlds…
David Graham
World Sailing has appointed David Graham, a 20-year veteran in the sailing industry, as its new Chief Executive Officer starting 13 July 2020. Graham’s extensive and impressive career includes functions in sales, events, coaching and sponsorship, including CEO and Managing…

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World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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.

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