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The world governing body for the sport of sailing has confirmed there are no organised regattas planned to be held in Russia or Belarus in 2022. In a statement, World Sailing says it is "very concerned about the situation in Ukraine"…
Olympic sailing lineup 1980. The late Ken Ryan (second right) was serving as Chef d’Equipe for the entire Irish Olympic Squad at all venues, meanwhile at the Sailing the lineup was (left to right) David Wilkins (Silver Medal), Michael Maguire (Sailing Team Manager), Kare Brevik (Meteorologist & Assistant Sailing team Manager), Ken Ryan, and Silver Medallist Jamie Wilkinson
The death of Ken Ryan of Dun Laoghaire at the age of 88 really does mark the end of an era, as he successfully bridged the divide between amateur and professional administrations through his own self-effacing yet untiring voluntary qualities,…
Competitors at the Championships represent their respective countries as they do at the Olympic Games, as the only entrants in their class
Over 450 of the world’s very best youth sailors from 69 countries have confirmed their participation in the Allianz Youth World Sailing Championships 2022. Taking place off the coast of Scheveningen in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 8-15 July 2022,…
Ken Ryan

Ken Ryan RIP

22nd February 2022 World Sailing
Afloat.ie regrets to record the death on Saturday night in Dublin of Ken Ryan, one of Ireland's leading contributors to global sailing administration. In addition to years of service to club and nationalsailing bodies in this country, he was Vice…
2022 marks the fifth year of World Sailing’s partnership with Virtual Regatta
The 2022 eSailing World Championships have kicked off with players around the world battling it out in the season opener in the Bay of Cádiz, Spain. Thousands of eSailors have competed to get a head start in this prestigious event,…
If a World Sailing rethink goes ahead Category 3 offshore races such as the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race (above) would be exempted from the new out of water structural inspection rule.
A World Sailing re-think is under consideration to exempt Category 3 offshore races from the new requirement for documented structural inspection. Changes to the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) came into effect on January 1 2022, and mean an additional requirement…
World Sailing set ‘Strategic Priorities’ in 2020 to support the growth of Para Sailing by 2023, in order to reverse the Paralympics exclusion
The International Paralympic Committee has outlined the terms and timeline for sports seeking inclusion in the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, USA World Sailing CEO, David Graham, says the international federation for the sport is putting “the reinstatement of…
British Keelboat Academy offshore sailing
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…

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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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