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Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden racing to youth bronze success in the Finn Dinghy. Currently, the men’s Olympic heavyweight event (Finn), is the only event not populated by both genders and as such will be under pressure for its Olympic berth
Ireland has always played a role in the affairs of World Sailing, formerly ISAF, formerly IYRU. The peak of Irish representation was in the years from 1998 to 2004, when Dubliner Ken Ryan served as Vice President. Today, the representation…
The partnership is a signal of the Volvo Ocean Race's commitment to the sport and future of offshore sailing
The Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group will today become the Official Automotive Partner of World Sailing, the International Governing Body for the sport. As part of an ambitious plan, World Sailing will partner with the Volvo…
Husband and Wife Team Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy will represent Ireland on World Sailing Committees from 2017–2020
Six Irish Sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, will sit on seven World Sailing Committees from 2017 to 2020. Olympians Cathy MacAleavey from the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay and Bill O'Hara from Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough…
World Sailing Headquarters To Relocate To London
World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017. The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election…
Former World Sailing boss Jerome Pels is the new boss of Hockey Ireland
Mr Jerome Pels, a former head of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for 17 years, will become the new Chief Executive of Irish Hockey next month. Pels was responsible for the day to day running of the ISAF from their…
World Sailing's new president Kim Anderson
Kim Andersen has been elected as World Sailing President at World Sailing's General Assembly as the 2016 Annual Conference drew to a close in Barcelona, Spain. Anderson's election resulted in the defeat of incumbent President Carlo Croce (ITA). After a year…
Santander during the 2014 World Championships
The Sailing World Cup Final, the climax of the international series of Olympic & Paralympic class racing, has been awarded to Santander, Spain in 2017 and to Kiel, Germany in 2018. Santander hosted the most recent edition of the World…
Santiago Lange (ARG) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) received the title of Rolex World Sailors of the Year
The winners of the 2016 Rolex World Sailors of the Year were announced at an awards ceremony held at the 18th century Casa Llotja De Mar yesterday in the presence of some 500 guests. The stories behind some of the…
Speakers at this week's World Sailing Conference in Barcelona (L-R) Jill Savery, Andy Hunt, Anne Cecile Turner, Susie Tomson, Host Alec Wilkinson
In an open letter Rob Kothe, Founder of the Sail-World.com network, sets out his views on World Sailing's progress over the past four years and this week's 'other' Presidential election. Away from the drama, real and imagined which is playing…
Annalise Murphy and other Irish sailors feature in World Sailing's new video to set out the world governing body's new 'strategic position'
World Sailing has announced a new strategic positioning for the sport, expressed in a 'new, fresh and modern brand identity'. A stronger and more contemporary visual identity alongside a new vision and mission puts sport, nature and technology at its…
World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference: 'Our Sustainable Future'
World Sailing's Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future'. Sailing…
Melbourne has been dropped by World Sailing as a World Cup venue drawing the ire of Australian Sailing
Irish sailors on the campaign trail for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will not need to pack bags to compete for World Cup honours in Australia any time soon following a decision by World Sailing not to visit the southern hemisphere as…
Carlo Croce addresses the mid year meeting in Lausanne
World Sailing has laid out a draft two-year roadmap for continued 'good governance' based upon a consultation with member national associations and stakeholders at its Mid-Year Meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland. World Sailing members approved this weekend a number of changes…
Carlo Croce to Stand for Re-election
World Sailing [WS] President Carlo Croce has confirmed today that he intends to seek re-election in November for a second and final term as President. Speaking in Lausanne to update the WS Council on progress achieved in his first term,…
World Sailing Annual Conference Heading to Barcelona
World Sailing announced today that the 2016 World Sailing Annual Conference and General Assembly will be held in Barcelona, Spain. The conference will take place at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira from 4 November to 13 November 2016. The conference…
View the World Sailing Show Below
The World Sailing Show March edition is out now and viewable below on Afloat.ie. The show provides a monthly view of the racing world.  From non-stop around the world racers, to Olympic campaigns; from seasoned professionals, to grass roots 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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