World Sailing elections now complete

Published on October 23rd, 2020

The second round of voting for World Sailing President was completed when 128 Member National Authorities submitted a verified vote to the Independent Scrutineer by the deadline of 1500hrs UTC on October 23, 2020.

With no discrepancies or irregularities in the votes having been reported by the Independent Scrutineer, the Election Committee has also been told that one of the two remaining candidate had clearly obtained more than 50% of the votes and therefore no further rounds of voting are necessary.

The Election Committee will count and verify the result prior to the General Assembly and as required by Article C.4(g) of the Constitution, the results will be notified to the General Assembly during its meeting on November 1, and afterwards on the World Sailing website and by written notice to all World Sailing Members.

The second round was between:

Kim Andersen (DEN)
Quanhai Li (CHN)

The first round of voting had eliminated Scott Perry (URU) and Gerardo Seeliger (ESP), with Andersen coming into the election having fulfilled his first four-year term as President (two terms are permitted), while Li sought to advance from his position as World Sailing Vice President.

While the Presidential election required two rounds, the Vice Presidential Election to appoint seven positions, with 15 candidates in contention, achieved results during the first round of voting that fulfilled the requirements so no further rounds of voting were necessary.

The election normally is held in person during the Annual Conference but is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The results for both the President and Vice Presidents for the 2021-2024 term will be revealed on November 1, 2020.

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Founded in 1907, World Sailing is made up of 145 Member National Authorities, the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and 117 World Sailing Class Associations.

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