Category Archives: World Sailing

World Sailing’s 2018 Conference underway in Sarasota

By | October 29, 2018

World Sailing’s 2018 Annual Conference is underway at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Running through to 4 November 2018, delegates will review and discuss the strategy of sailing and make key decisions that influence the future of the sport. The Annual Conference is the yearly meeting of sailing’s influencers and key stakeholders.… Read More »

Andersen interviewed: Council went past IOC on gender equality

By | October 26, 2018’s New Zealand Editor, Richard Gladwell, interviewed the President of World Sailing, Kim Andersen (DEN) covering a number of issues ahead of the world governing bodies Annual Conference starting this weekend. This second part of the interview piece covers the International Olympic Committee’s “dictates” which have been used to drive big changes in the 2024 Olympic… Read More »

Open Letter to World Sailing by Greenpeace

By | October 16, 2018

Dame Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joe Corre, delivered an Open Letter from Greenpeace UK, Friends of the Earth Ireland and Talk Fracking at World Sailing HQ, Paddington last week, along with 6ft ocean animals including a dolphin, penguin, seal and seagull with INEOS plastic bags over their heads. The Open Letter was written by Jennifer Robinson,… Read More »

World Sailing responds to Joe Bainton: Letter from Kim Andersen

By | October 10, 2018

With the 2018 World Sailing Annual Conference to be held October 27 to November 4, World Sailing President Kim Andersen addresses an onslaught of criticism and claims, directing his communication to J. Joesph Bainton who authored the earlier correspondence. Here it is below:   Dear Mr Bainton, I write further to your letter of 19 September 2018, received… Read More »

World Sailing’s Governance Commission

By | August 17, 2018

World Sailing’s Board has received and unanimously approved the first report from World Sailing’s Governance Commission at its meeting on 23 July 2018. World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is undertaking a governance review and the meeting marks another step on World Sailing’s governance modernisation plan. The Governance Commission is independently chaired… Read More »

World Sailing Presidential Newsletter

By | June 4, 2018

My fellow sailors and friends, As many of you have been following, the month of May has been a very productive time for World Sailing; especially with the World Sailing Mid-Year meeting having just taken place. While many decisions were made at this meeting, amongst the most impactful for the future of our sport was… Read More »

World Sailing seeks partner for Offshore World Championship

By | April 19, 2018

World Sailing, the world governing body, is seeking an Event Management Partner for the new World Sailing Offshore World Championship from 2019 through 2024… Announced at World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the World Sailing Offshore World Championship is intended to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design sailing amongst the… Read More »