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World Sailing appoints David Graham as new CEO

World Sailing

World Sailing has appointed David Graham, a 20-year veteran in the sailing industry, as its new Chief Executive Officer starting 13 July 2020. Graham's extensive and impressive career includes functions in sales, events, coaching and sponsorship, including CEO and Managing Director roles. Graham's most recent role was at Oman Sail, a national

World Sailing Show – April 2020

World Sailing Show

The April 2020 edition of the World Sailing Show aims to bring some light relief from the terrible pandemic sweeping the globe. We have stunning images of Caribbean sailing, big boat action from the 52 Super Series in Cape Town and we check in with the America’s Cup defenders Emirates

Olympic Sailing: World Sailing supports Tokyo 2020 postponement

Olympic Sailing

On March 24, 2020 the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee issued a joint statement announcing the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The statement read, "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister

New discipline new audience

The arrival itself was a little hurried but the opportunity for sailing to showcase the first ever continuous 24-hour Olympic competition is surely not to be missed? The idea that offshore sailing could be an Olympic discipline is not one that drew universal support straightaway, but today the tide is

SailGP: F50 catamaran named World Sailing Boat of the Year


As SailGP prepares to kick off its second season in 2020, the global championship continues to be recognized for its successful debut. Today, the F50 catamaran – the fastest sail raceboat in the world – was honored as World Sailing’s 2019 Goslings Boat of the Year, praised for its innovative

World Sailing CEO Andy Hunt to leave post at end of 2019

World Sailing

World Sailing Chief Executive Officer, Andy Hunt has notified the Board of Directors that he will be taking on a new role in International Sport in early 2020. The Board considers that Andy has made an important contribution to the modernisation and commercial development of World Sailing, and the Board thanks

The Ocean Race confirmed as World Sailing Special Event

The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race has been recognised with Special Event status by the world governing body of the sport – World Sailing. World Sailing is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 and 2025-26 editions of The Ocean Race, the global sailing event that is the toughest test of a team in sport,