Yacht Racing Forum to take place alongside METSTRADE

© Rick Tomlinson

The Yacht Racing Forum, the annual international conference dedicated to the sport of sailing, will be held alongside METSTRADE Amsterdam from 2024.

The Yacht Racing Forum 2024, 2025 and 2026 have been confirmed to take place in Amsterdam alongside the maritime industry trade fair METSTRADE.

The Yacht Racing Form last took place in Malta in 2022, after two consecutive cancellations due to the pandemic. There will be no Yacht Racing Forum in 2023.

“This is great news for the Yacht Racing Forum, which will welcome a wider audience and strengthen its role as the leading annual conference dedicated to the sport of sailing,” says Bernard Schopfer, the organiser of the event. “This new concept will increase participation while significantly reducing the event’s carbon footprint.”

METSTRADE Amsterdam brings together some 20,000 participants each year and presents the products of some 1,500 exhibitors in its spacious showrooms.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the Yacht Racing Forum to Amsterdam next year,” said Niels Klarenbeek, show director of METSTRADE. “The Forum’s arrival is expected to bolster METSTRADE’s status as a versatile platform that caters to a diverse audience and offers various opportunities for different interests or industries related to yacht racing or the marine sector. We can’t wait to join forces and bring together the world of yacht racing and leisure marine equipment.”

The Yacht Racing Forum 2024 will take place on 20, 21 and 22 November 2024.

The Yacht Racing Forum is organised by MaxComm and hosted by METSTRADE Amsterdam. Organisers say the event will reassemble the sports’ key personalities from all over the world over three days of conferences, debates and business, with a diverse social calendar.

Main image courtesy of Rick Tomlinson/Yacht Racing Forum.

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