World Sailing and Rolex Form Strategic Partnership

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing. Rolex has been the title sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001. As part of the new agreement, Rolex…

2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced…

2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced; representing the breadth and depth of the sport World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, and Rolex are proud to announce a diverse lineup of nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2017. The 2017 nominees feature sailors drawn from the America’s…

Nacra 17 World Championships: Italians Do It Better?

It is not Le Tricolore but the Il Tricolor, the Italian tricolour flying highest over La Grande Motte in the South of France after the first day of gold fleet racing at the Nacra 17 World Championships. As the intensity of the first day of gold fleet Finals racing took full effect, compounded by there…

World Sailing Invites Bids For World Cup Series Events

World Sailing is inviting Host Cities and Member National Authorities to bid for Sailing’s World Cup Series Final in 2018 and 2019 as well as the European Round in 2019 and 2020. The World Cup Series is the definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in Olympic sailing with clear objectives to showcase and develop Olympic sailing,…

NEW CHAMPIONS USHER IN NEW ERA FOR SKIFF SAILORS

Denmark’s Hansen/Iversen and Britain’s Fletcher/Bithell Take First Ever World Titles On Intense Final Day In Porto Another day meant another obstacle from mother nature at the 2017 International 49er and FX World Championship, where an unstable land breeze teased the gold medal fleets this morning for their 10 AM start. Both the men’s 49er and…

The 2018 Sailing World Championships Test Event Begins In Aarhus

The Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships Test Event begins today in the Bay of Aarhus, for a week of preparations for sailors, Race Officials and event organisers, prior to the 2018 Worlds. Held from 7-13 August 2017 at the Egå Marina in Aarhus, Denmark, over 370 sailors from 54 nations are participating in the Test…

Twelve Racers Ready For The Youth Match Racing World Championship

Twelve of the best youth match racers will race out of the Balboa Yacht Club from 31 July to 5 August at the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship. The Championship brings together the best youth match racers from around the world, acknowledging their skills and offering a pathway to senior match racing competition. In…

World Sailing Invites Bids For 2019 Annual Conference

World Sailing, the International Federation of the sport, is inviting Host Cities to bid for the 2019 Annual Conference. Click here to view information for bidders. World Sailing’s Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. Over 1,000 delegates attended the 2016 Annual Conference in Barcelona,…

Bringing Boating And Sailing To Life With Relaunched OnCourse app

Recreational boaters can now share their trip details with friends and family in real-time using MarineTraffic relaunched OnCourse app. The upgraded app OnCourse also allows users to plan and review routes and see and learn about vessels and landmarks around them using an augmented reality feature. The app has been developed by MarineTraffic, the world’s…

“Survival” Sailing At 2017 Para World Sailing Championships

Whatever wind was lacking on Thursday at the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships certainly wasn’t on Friday, as the breeze turned up several notches, pushing sailors into “survival” mode. A strong 16 – 17 knot westerly breeze, gusting 28, swept across northern Germany and created some challenging conditions for sailors. Despite the strong breeze the…

New Talent On The Block at Para World Sailing Championships…

New talent on the block at Para World Sailing Championships thanks to Paralympic Development Program. The Para World Sailing Championships kicked off yesterday, Wednesday 21 June, in Kiel, Germany. There are fresh faces competing at the event though, thanks to World Sailing’s Paralympic Development Program (PDP). Sailors travelled from all over the globe to attend…

Drama At The Death As Sailing World Cup Series Final Concludes

There was drama at the death at the World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain as the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy, Finn, Medal Race provided a tense finale. Four new World Cup Series Champions were crowned earlier on in the day but the best of the action was in the last race of the week, the…