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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…
President Kim Andersen issued a statement on behalf of the World Sailing board
World Sailing president Kim Andersen has announced the immediate furloughing of almost all World Sailing staff for at least three weeks “to ensure the long-term financial viability” of the organisation. In addition, higher paid staff are being requested to take…
World Sailing President Kim Andersen Responds to Media Criticism
World Sailing President Kim Anderson has responded to criticisms of the world governing body for the sport of sailing after financial difficulties arose with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Below is an interview by Mikkel Thommessen of Seilmagasinet.no, where Andersen…
The World Sailing Offices in London
The news that World Sailing is facing financial difficulties comes as no shock to member National Authorities (MNAs) who watched in horror as an office move from Southampton to London created a financial and human resources nightmare in one fell…
World Sailing Claimed To Be In Dire Financial Straits In Wake Of Olympics Postponement
A vice-president of World Sailing has appealed for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to advance its share of revenue from Tokyo 2020 as the governing body faces dire financial straits. Scott Perry told insidethegames that the postponement of the next…
Virtual Regatta Esailing Game Gets Olympic Class Regatta Sites
World Sailing, the International Federation for the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the world-leading digital sailing platform, have launched several iconic Olympic class regattas in the eSailing world. Regattas around the globe have been cancelled or postponed due to the Novel…
Racing at last year’s World Cup Series event in Genoa
A group of sailors have launched an online petition in the hopes of persuading World Sailing to cancel the upcoming World Cup Series event in Genoa due to the risks of COVID-19, particularly in Northern Italy. Calling themselves Sailors Against…
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…

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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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