World Sailing First International Federation To Be Awarded Sustainability Standard

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has become the first International Sports Federation to be awarded the international sustainability standard ISO 20121. ISO 20121 specifies the requirements for an Event Sustainability Management System to improve the sustainability of events. The standard provides building blocks that enable organisations to continue to be financially…

Top Sailors Head To Miami For The First Fest In 2018

Over 540 sailors, from 50 nations, will be competing in Miami, USA, for the second of four regattas in Sailing’s 2018 World Cup Series. From 21-28 January, some of the best sailors, including Olympic medallists and World Champions, will be competing across all ten Olympic events in Miami, giving their best to ensure a solid…

World Sailing selects Olympic Events for Antitrust review

Following the adoption of World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy in November 2017, World Sailing has now selected the initial Olympic Events which will undergo an antitrust review in 2018. World Sailing has decided at this time to review the Men and Women’s Windsurfer and the Men and Women’s One Person Dinghy. In the Men’s and…

Young Belgians Hold Firm On Second Day In Sanya

Belgium’s 14-year-old Nacra 15 helm Lucas Claeyssens and crew Anne Vandenberghe continue to impress at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China by holding on to the overall lead in the 18-boat fleet. Claeyssens is one of the youngest competitors at the Youth Worlds, an event open to sailors under 19 or born…

Paris 2024 Olympic Venue Selected For Sailing’s 2018 World Cup Series Final

World Sailing’s World Cup Series Final in 2018 will head to Marseille, France, the host city for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. 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, create sporting heroes and engage sports fans, and excite…

Star Sailors League becomes World Sailing Special Event

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status. The Star Sailors League joins the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing Tour, PWA World Tour and the Global Kitesports Association’s freestyle world tours, as…

World Sailing Launches Revolutionary eSailing World Championships

World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. In partnership with the leading digital sailing platform, Virtual Regatta, the eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting from 2018. The Virtual Regatta platform provides the perfect vehicle for the…

Bouwmeester And Burling The Big Winners At Inaugural World Sailing Awards

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Peter Burling (NZL) were the big winners at the inaugural World Sailing Awards in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as they were announced male and female 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Held at Patio Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the sport of sailing was celebrated in a star-studded evening that…

Voting Opens For 2017 Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards

World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should be crowned 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Public voting is open for a 72-hour period and will close on Tuesday 7 November at 17:59 CST, 23:59 UTC, just…

Sheboygan To Host 2018 Para World Sailing Championships…

…Sheboygan to host 2018 Para World Sailing Championships and bid process for 2019 opens From 16-22 September 2018, the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, USA will host the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships. The Para World Sailing Championships is the definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in Para Sailing with clear…

Inaugural World Sailing Awards One Week Away

In just one week (7 November), some of the biggest names in sailing will be celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the inaugural World Sailing Awards evening. The World Sailing Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the world’s leading sailors and recognises the exceptional contributions made by those who have devoted their time and effort…