Today at the World Sailing Annual Conference
Published on October 30th, 2019
Hamilton, Bermuda (October 30, 2019) – The Equipment Committee, Para World Sailing Committee and Racing Rules Committee will meet today at World Sailing’s 2019 Annual Conference in Bermuda.
Yesterday, a packed agenda of meetings also saw the eSailing World Championship Final which was won by Velista71 of Italy. Find out more on the event here.
Later on in the evening, the World Sailing Awards celebrated the success of some of the stars of the sport. Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) and Marco Gradoni (ITA) were crowned female and male Rolex World Sailors of the Year.
Wizard took the Hempel Team of the Year, SailGP’s F50 received the Boat of the Year and the RYA / The Green Blue claimed the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award.
Jeff Martin was posthumously awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy and his wife Angie addressed delegates in attendance. The final award of the evening, the President’s Development Award, went to Oman Sail.
Read more on the World Sailing Awards here.
Today’s agenda will feature a lengthy discussion in the Equipment Committee on the selection of Windsurf equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. A new Para World Sailing Strategy will be presented in their committee and the Racing Rules Committee will review several submissions proposing amendments to the 2021-2024 edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing.
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