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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…
Sailing was removed from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Programme in January 2015 for failing to meet worldwide reach criteria
World Sailing says it is shocked and disappointed to learn that sailing has not been included by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The decision came (13 September 2018) following an IPC Board meeting earlier…
Urgent changes are being made to the latest racing rules of sailing
Irish Sailing is drawing attention to recent developments with the Racing Rules of Sailing, including important decisions made at the 2017 Annual Conference. 'Having reviewed the implementation of the new rules concerning support persons in the 2017 – 2020 Racing Rules…
The accident happened in the run in to the windward mark
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has published an investigation report into the Nacra 17 incident involving Bora Gulari (USA). Download the report below. The report, produced by a working party / investigation team led by Equipment…
The Beneteau Figaro 3 is a likely canddate as a one design for World Sailing's first Short Handed World Championships
World Sailing will hold a short–handed Offshore Sailing World Championship following approval from the Council at its annual conference in Mexico last week. The new Offshore Worlds will be held in One Design boats to help promote and raise the profile…
Rio Laser Radial Gold Medalist Marit Boumeester from Holland is in the running for female world sailor of the year that is open to public vote
In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening. The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world's leading sailors…

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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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