What’s on today at World Sailing Conference

Published on October 27th, 2019

Hamilton, Bermuda (October 27, 2019) – From October 26 to November 3, Bermuda will welcome 418 delegates from 68 nations for World Sailing’s 2019 Annual Conference.

The Conference is the annual meeting point for the world governing body of the sport where delegates review and discuss World Sailing’s strategy. Key decisions that influence the future of the sport and impact professional and recreational sailors will be made throughout the week.

Today, a full day of Committee and Sub-committee meetings will be held at World Sailing’s Annual Conference.

World Sailing has 117 recognized International Class Associations and today’s Classes Committee meeting will bring them altogether. Attendees represent a wide range of Classes from the Optimist to the Maxi and they will discuss items such as applications for World Sailing Class Status from the L30, WASPZ_X and Funboard Youth Racing Class as well as race officials and sustainability at class events.

The Youth Events Sub-committee will discuss the strategy and future around the Youth Sailing World Championships and the Youth Olympic Games. The Sub-committee will also review the 2019 Hempel Sailing World Championships.

Some of the finest officials in the sport will meet in the International Judges, Measurers and Race Management Sub-committees. A packed agenda will conclude with the consideration of applications for Race Official status. Their recommendations will go to the Race Officials Committee on Tuesday, October 29 who will make the final decision ahead.

The Medical Commission and Athletes’ Commission will also meet and the day will conclude with the Opening of the Annual Conference in the evening.

Today’s agendas:
World Sailing Classes Committee
Youth Events Sub-committee
International Judges Sub-committee
International Measurers Sub-committee
Race Management Sub-committee

World Sailing Annual Conference details… click here.

How to Follow
Daily news reports will be available on World Sailing’s website, World Sailing’s Twitter and Facebook account will cover the event with regular news and updates and daily videos, providing insight into the discussions, will also be available: click here.

And Scuttlebutt will be there
As I did in 2018, I will be attending the World Sailing’s 2019 Annual Conference to watch the sausage get made. Within the brick and mortar of World Sailing is a volunteer army seeking to navigate an amazingly diverse sport through cultures and requirements, and I again look forward to seeing how it is done. – Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt

Source: World Sailing

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