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As the world governing body for sailing, ISAF, sits down to its annual powwow this week in China it is in the knowledge that it intends sticking to plans to hold races in next year’s Summer Olympics inside highly polluted…
Although Abu Dhabi sets the stage for a fascinating conclusion to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup this week there will unfortunately be no Irish participation among the sport's top athletes heading into four days of intense race competition at…
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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex has announced five male and five female nominees for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, half of those shortlisted are British. Set to be held on Tuesday, 10 November…
ISAF Appoints Peter Sowrey As New CEO
The world governing body for sailing, International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has appointed former Managing Director of Business Process Outsourcing and Sales for Accenture as the new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. ISAF President Carlo Croce said, "Peter has vast experience…
Disabled Sailing Campaign for Tokyo Mounted By ISAF
#disabledsailing – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is to campaign for Disabled Sailing's inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and has appointed VERO Communications to advise and support its campaign. The decision to press the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)…
Denmark to Stage Biggest ISAF Sailing World Championships in Aarhus in 2018
#isaf – The ISAF Sailing World Championships in Aarhus in 2018 will be the biggest World Championships ever. This was the message when the contract was signed today between the organisers and the International Sailing Federation, ISAF. It will be…
First Recipient Outside of Europe or Americas Awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy
#isaf – David Kellett (AUS) is to be awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, first presented in 1988 in memory of…
Hyeres Regatta Prepares to Welcome 60 Nations for Final Leg of ISAF World Cup
#isaf – Following on from Mallorca in under two weeks time, from 19 to 26 April 2014, the town of Hyères on the French south coast will be hosting the much awaited final leg of the ISAF world circuit, the…
Race Officials Can Be 'Friends' But Not 'Fans', Say New ISAF Social Media Guidelines
#isaf – Race officials in charge of yacht races can be Facebook 'friends' with competitors but not 'fans' of their teams or organisations, that's the advice given in new guidelines issuedto race officers by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The…
ISAF Invites Applicants for Athlete Participation Programme
#isaf – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) invites applications to the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme for the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) was created in 2002 and assists athletes with attending the ISAF…
Disabled Sailing World Body To Merge With ISAF
#IFDS - The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has agreed to a merger with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) that will secure the future of competitive sailing for athletes with disabilities. The ISAF's official website explains that the merger,…
Ireland's Gordon Davies Appointed International ISAF Judge
#internationaljudge – Gordon Davies is the newest addition to Ireland's line up of international sailing officials. The Bray Sailing Club member was appointed an International Judge (IJ) at this week's ISAF conference in Oman bringing the number of Irish World…
Belcher Makes it Third Time Lucky at ISAF World Sailor Awards
ISAF has announced the winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are (Male) Mathew Belcher (AUS) (Female) Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) Having being nominated twice before in 2010 and 2012, it proved to…
Irish Sailors to the Fore in International Sailing Administration
#isaf – Ireland is punching well above its weight in the administration of world sailing. After the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) world conference held in Dun Laoghaire last November there have been a number of Irish sailors appointed to key…
Latest ISAF World Sailor Rankings Released
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 12 December 2012 have been released. Top three by class: Men's 470 1. Matthew Belcher / Malcolm Page (also crewed with William Ryan), AUS 2. Panagiotis Kampouridis / Panagiotis Kampouridis, GRE 3. Gideon Kliger…
New ISAF Council Announced in Dublin
#isaf – Ireland continues to be represented at the highest level in international sailing with The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announcement of its new members of the ISAF Council, the final decision-making body of ISAF. The new members of the…

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.