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The UK’s Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has launched a new framework of support for yacht racers and owners following a change in World Sailing’s Offshore Special Regulations (OSR). Since 1 January this year, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, yachts competing in…
World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, has released a compilation of highlights from the 2021 season. The high-octane video features thrills and spills from 12 months of races and competitions on the water, which spanned…
Keel failure - World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations will require keel inspection for Category 3 Offshore Races in 2022
Changes to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) coming into effect on January 1 2022, will mean an additional requirement for yachts taking part in races of Category 0 to Category 3. In 2022, Irish fixtures such as June's…
Ireland is represented by a team of four sailors at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Oman including Ben O'Shaughnessay and James Dwyer of Royal Cork in the 29er skiff
Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon continues to be the top Irish performer after another big day on the water at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships om Oman. With 11 events due to be decided by the end of this…
World Sailing has awarded the upcoming 2022 Foiling Week Special Event status, ensuring the competition can grow, reach more people, and partner with international and national foiling programmes and pathways to create events within the event. Foiling Week joins high…
World Sailing, the sports governing body has a number of employment vacancies at its headquarters in London, UK. The organisation is looking for:  a social media digital communications manager a graphics designer a technical - Olympic equipment manager a technical…
The GBR youth team for the Oman World Sailing Championships
Sixteen of the UK's most promising young sailors are ready to take on the world’s best when they represent Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championships. The talented youngsters, all aged 18 or under, will represent the British Youth…
Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped the ultimate accolade in recognition of their sensational Tokyo 2020 gold medals as they were named World Sailors of the Year.
Olympic gold medalists Hannah Mills MBE (GBR) and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) were voted female 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Thursday 2, December in a virtual ceremony streamed live from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK. Australia’s…
This is now the third time sailing has won gold in this Golden Rings Awards category, following Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has won Gold in the Best Coverage by the Host Broadcaster category of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Golden Rings Awards. Producer Henry Mok and director Leon Sefton received the award for providing…
World Sailing was one of the founders of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action Framework
Sailing joins thousands around the world in pledging to be net-zero by 2050, aligning sport with the goals of the Paris Agreement and accelerating efforts to address climate change. Continuing its commitment to taking a leading role in sustainability and…
There appears to be no de-escalation of the long-festering row between IRC and the ORC that spilt out into the public domain this week. The World's two leading rating administrators are locked into a war of words over the staging…
Senator Barry Ward wants to reinstate sailing as a Paralympic sport
A Fine Gael Senator has thrown his support behind the campaign by World Sailing to reinstate sailing as a Paralympic sport in the 2028 Games in Los Angeles. Senator Barry Ward said, “Sailing featured in every Paralympic Games between Sydney…
The winning team at the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship are crowned World Champions
The 2021 Women’s Match Racing World Championship, featuring Olympic and America’s Cup champions, is set to take over Europe’s second-largest artificial harbour - Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in Normandy, France - from tomorrow (Thursday, 28 October). The eight teams of four and five…
Flags with World Sailing logo
Inside the Games has reported that World Sailing’s deficit for 2020 was lower than expected — and that it expects a similar dividend from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to what it received five years ago from Rio 2016.…
An exciting final day in Palermo, Italy, saw medals awarded in all four categories at the 2021 Hansa World Championships. Over 180 sailors from 25 nations showed exceptional technical para sailing and determination in extremely changeable conditions all week. Sailors…
For a second year, World Sailing 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…

World Sailing Information

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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