World Sailing Seeks Nominations

Published on July 19th, 2016

World Sailing, the international governing body of the sport, is inviting nominations for President or Vice-President candidates. The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at World Sailing’s General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday November 13, 2016.

Candidates must be endorsed by at least five World Sailing Member National Authorities with the term of office beginning at the close of the General Assembly, at which the Board of Directors are elected for a period of four years.

The General Assembly will be the conclusion of World Sailing’s Annual Conference and up to 700 delegates are expected to attend on November 4-13, 2016 at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira.

Nominations for candidates must be notified to the Chief Executive Officer by Saturday September 17, 2016. A President / Vice-President Candidate Application Pack are available by request from the World Sailing Executive Office.

The Election of World Sailing Board of Directors is covered in Articles 73-76 of the World Sailing Constitution –

The voting system to elect the World Sailing Board of Directors is detailed in World Sailing Regulation 4 –

About the General Assembly
The General Assembly of World Sailing takes places every four years. It is on this occasion that the World Sailing Board of Directors (President and Vice-Presidents) and members of the World Sailing Council automatically retire.

All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new President and the seven Vice-Presidents.

MNAs can nominate members for the World Sailing Board of Directors, Council, Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions.

The next World Sailing General Assembly will take place on Sunday 13 November 2016 from 09:30 – 13:30.

About World Sailing’s Annual Conference
World Sailing’s Annual Conference brings together more than 500 delegates over a seven-day period every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.

Over the seven-day Annual Conference, participants plan for the future, make key decisions to drive the sport forward, share best practice and generate new ideas.

The 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira from 4-13 November.

Source: Daniel Smith, World Sailing


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