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The new Olympic windsurfer
After selecting the iFoil as the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Friday, World Sailing’s Council, the main decision-making body, concluded their meeting on Saturday 2 November. A number of submissions, proposing change to World…
Italy’s Marco Gradoni (right) with Ann Marie Rindom of Denmark at the awards last night in Bermuda.
Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday 29 October in Bermuda, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow…
Dee Caffari presenting findings from the World Sailing Trust’s Women in Sailing Strategic Review in Bermuda yesterday
Round-the-world sailing veteran Dee Caffari opened the Gender Balance: A Case for Change forum at World Sailing’s annual conference in Bermuda yesterday (Monday 28 October) with a call for key decision makers present to create positive change for women in…
Major talking points at the 2019 Annual Conference include a proposal to reform the governance of World Sailing
Irish Sailing delegates travel this weekend to World Sailing's annual pow-wow which is being held this year in Bermuda from 26 October to 3 November.   The conference hosts 418 delegates from 68 nations. Irish Committee members at World Sailing are: Con…
Finn class in action at Ready Steady Tokyo this past summer
The Finn class has made eight submissions to the upcoming World Sailing annual conference in Bermuda in its efforts to ‘rebalance the slate’ of Olympic sailing. This past summer the one-person dinghy class — which at least year’s conference was…
Stepping down - Andy Hunt
World Sailing Chief Executive Officer, Andy Hunt has notified the Board of Directors that he will be taking on a new role in International Sport in early 2020. Hunt joined World Sailing in 2016 and was a former CEO of…
Finns in action during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The Finn class has announced proposals to ‘rebalance the slate’ of Olympic sailing as it identifies a lack of opportunity for heavyweight men and lightweight women. The mixed one-person dinghy class, which late last year was removed from the Games…
The RS Aero in recent Olympic equipment trials
RS Sailing says it respects the World Sailing council vote to retain the Laser as the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris — while also hailing the RS Aero’s superior evaluation. As…
Irish Laser ace Finn Lynch. The Laser dinghy has been selected for use in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Despite coming second in a comprehensive evaluation established by World Sailing, the governing body's top-level Council has retained the Laser dinghy as the equipment for the men and women's single-handed dinghy in the 2024 Olympics. Yesterday's (19th May 2019) World…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch seeks to represent Ireland in Tokyo 2020.  World Sailing has voted to keep the Laser as an Olympic class for Paris 2024
World Sailing’s Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition on Sunday 19 May as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great Britain. The Laser was selected as the Men’s and…
Dorian van Rijsselberghe, who will be competing at the Medemblik Regatta next week
The dinghy classes are not the only subjects of open letters to World Sailing chiefs as they meet in London this weekend, with Dutch windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe issuing his own missive criticising the retention of the RS:X class without…
Oisin McClelland in action at the Finn Europeans in Athens this week
Fionn Lyden and Oisin McClelland — who are currently competing at the Finn Europeans in Athens — are among dozens of concerned Finn sailors who have put their names to an open letter to sailing chiefs over the removal of…
Olympic Equipment Selection High On Agenda For World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting
Selection of sailing equipment for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris has been a major taking point ahead of World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting in London, which gets under way tomorrow (Friday 17 May). The Events Committee and Equipment Committee will…
RS Aero racing during the equipment selection sea trials in Valencia this past March
RS Sailing has issued an open letter to World Sailing in its bid for the men’s and women’s Olympic single-handed dinghy classes currently appointed to the Laser and Laser Radial. Late last year the RS Aero was selected along with…
The new L30
World Sailing has announced that the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, has been selected as the supplied equipment for World Sailing's Offshore World Championship from 2020. First tested in November 2015, the L30 boat concept was drawn up by Olympic…
Baltimore’s Fionn Lyden is challenging for a spot in what now looks to be the Finn class’ Olympic swan song
#Finn - The International Finn Association (IFA) has spoken out over World Sailing’s unexpected decision to replace the Mixed One Person Dinghy event with a two-person keelboat class for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The 11th-hour change was made on…

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