Update from 2020 Annual Conference

Published on October 29th, 2020

Due to COVID-19, World Sailing’s Annual Conference is being held electronically in 2020 from October 15 to November 1 and will include 11 Committee, 11 Sub-committee, and three Commission meetings. World Sailing’s Council, the main decision-making body of the world governing body, will meet across four sessions on October 30 and 31.

The General Assembly will be held on November 1 and will include the announcement of the ballot results for the election of President and Vice-Presidents.

This is now the second week of meetings… here’s the update thus far from the 2020 schedule:


October 27: The tenth day of World Sailing’s 2020 Annual Conference saw the Events Committee and Race Officials Committee meetings streamed live, with the Racing Rules Committee open to observers. Full report.
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October 28: The busiest day so far at World Sailing’s 2020 Annual Conference saw four meetings take place today, with three of them broadcast live on World Sailing’s YouTube channel. The Constitution, Oceanic and Offshore, and Events Committees all convened throughout the day, while the World Sailing Trust also held a Panel Discussion on Gender and Geographical Diversity. Full report.

October 28: As part of the 2020 Annual Conference, the World Sailing Trust held a successful panel discussion on Gender & Geographical Diversity, featuring a host of engaging and well-informed panelists. World Sailing received positive feedback from UN Women amongst others for the progress made on making the sport more inclusive for all, but it was acknowledged that there is still plenty of work to be done during an enlightening discussion between those inside and outside sailing. Full report.
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October 29: The meeting of the Women’s Forum was the only open meeting to take place today as World Sailing’s 2020 Annual Conference begins to reach its conclusion. This was the last meeting of the Annual Conference before the meeting of Council on October 30-31, with the General Assembly and New Council following on November 1. Full report.
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