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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,…
The Sailing World Cup series is to be reviewed
A strategic review of the Sailing World Cup from 2017-2020 is underway in order to ensure that the event series remains the best possible showcase for the sport on the journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The review will…
Oman has pulled out of staging the World Youth Sailing Championships this December
World Sailing has announced that the Oman Sailing Committee have withdrawn from hosting the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in December 2016. In a statement World Sailing says the Oman Sailing Committee was able…
Watch The World Sailing Show - February 2016 below
In the February Sailing Show, Ireland's own Annalise Murphy might be interested in checking out an interview with arch rival Evi Van Acker, the Laser Radial Bronze medallist from London 2012. Entitled 'Getting to know Evi van Acker', the Belgian star…
The first episode of The World Sailing Show, a brand new monthly view of the racing world is available above. From non-stop around the world racers, to the intensity of Olympic campaigns, from seasoned professionals, to grass roots weekend warriors,…
The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to an Associated Press report this morning. Peter Sowrey…
World Sailing has published its report into discrimination at the 2015 Youth World Sailing Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia.The international sailing authority says it deeply regrets that two sailors from the Israel Yachting Association (IYA) were unable to compete at the 2015…
The International Sailing Federation now World Sailing has appointed Andy Hunt, former CEO of the British Olympic Association and a non-executive Director of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as its new Chief Executive Officer. It is the second…
#WorldSailing - World Sailing has announced plans to take the sport to a mass audience in 2016 at the London Boat Show. Live broadcasts from three Sailing World Cup events will be bolstered by a new television series produced in…
#ISAF - Can sailing's world governing body be trusted to put athletes' safety first? That's the concern coming from many corners of the sailing community after it emerged that the ISAF, recently rebranded as World Sailing, was aware of Malaysia's…
Recently appointed International Sailing Federation (ISAF) CEO Peter Sowrey is to depart the post this week. It is the latest in a series of high level departures from the world's governing body for sailing. An ISAF spokeswoman told Afloat.ie this evening…
A two day meeting of the ISAF Council followed by the Annual General Meeting drew the 2015 Annual Conference to a close in Sanya, China at the weekend. More than 500 delegates met on the Chinese island of Hainan from…
ISAF Racing Rules committee member Bill O'Hara from Balyholme Yacht Club reviews the changes in the latest edition of the racing rules book signed off at the ISAF conference in China this week. The racing rules committee have finished their…
In the midweek sessions at  the ISAF World Conference in Sanya, China, the various committees are working on over 300 submissions suggesting changes to ISAF regulations, Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and Offshore Special Regulations(OSR). Some of these submission pass…

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.