Category Archives: World Sailing

World Sailing Council confirm Keelboat vote

By | December 31, 2018

The minutes of the controversial Council meeting at World Sailing’s AGM in Florida last month were approved in an extraordinary conference call Friday. Tom Ehman editor of the US-based sailing website Sailing Illustrated has published a report that: “The vote was 22 to accept, 11 to reject, and 2 abstentions – thereby confirming the disputed… Read More »

World Sailing faces more questions

By | December 13, 2018

The row over the vote taken by World Sailing to allow the – urgent submission – that substituted a Mixed Two Person Keelboat event for the Mixed One Person Dinghy event in the 2024 Olympics continues. While World Sailing has refused to amend or re-run the vote, after three council members claimed that their votes… Read More »

Host needed for Paris 2024 boat trials

By | November 26, 2018

Published on November 25th, 2018: World Sailing is inviting Member National Authorities to bid to host the Sea-trials for the Selection of Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Events. Sea-trials will now take place as part of the Selection of Equipment process among the four boats shortlisted… Read More »

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

Sail-World.com’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 »