Tag: World Sailing

  • Five gold medals awarded in Almere

    Five gold medals awarded in Almere

    The five Olympic boat classes contested their medal races, the 10-boat, double-points decider that often shakes up the podium on the final day of competition. While the 49er gold had already been secured a day early, the other four events were still up for grabs. There was even some pre-start duelling in the ILCA 6 […]

  • World Sailing joins sports organisations around the world in committing to United Nations ‘Race To Zero’ campaign

    World Sailing joins sports organisations around the world in committing to United Nations ‘Race To Zero’ campaign

    Sailing joins thousands around the world in pledging to be net zero by 2050, aligning sport with the goals of the Paris Agreement and accelerating efforts to address climate change. Continuing its commitment to taking a leading role in sustainability and reducing emissions in sport, World Sailing has signed up to ‘Race To Zero’, the […]

  • Alternative events for Paris 2024 approved by World Sailing’s Council

    Alternative events for Paris 2024 approved by World Sailing’s Council

    World Sailing’s Council have approved the Men’s and Women’s Kiteboarding (Formula Kite) and Men’s and Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470) as the first and second alternative event proposals to Mixed Offshore at Paris 2024 following their meeting at the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting. Held today [Friday 14 May] from 0900 – 1500 UTC, the meeting of […]

  • World Sailing cancels the 2020 Offshore World Championship due to COVID-19

    World Sailing cancels the 2020 Offshore World Championship due to COVID-19

    World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Offshore World Championship, due to be held alongside October’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The many uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the postponement of the one-design L30 charter boat production and distribution across Europe, and have disrupted […]

  • Marco Gradoni becomes youngest Rolex World Sailor of the Year; Anne-Marie Rindom receives female honour

    Marco Gradoni becomes youngest Rolex World Sailor of the Year; Anne-Marie Rindom receives female honour

    Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday 29 October in Bermuda, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow in the footsteps of the all-time great sailors. Gradoni, at 15 years old, was crowned […]

  • L30 adopted for World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship

    L30 adopted for World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship

    World Sailing is pleased to announce that the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, has been selected as the supplied equipment for World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship from 2020. The L30 is a light, modern one design boat with racing at its core, making it a perfect fit for the Championship. As a one design […]

  • Inaugural Offshore Sailing World Championship heads to Malta

    Inaugural Offshore Sailing World Championship heads to Malta

    The inaugural edition of World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship will be held in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Announced in 2017, the Offshore Sailing World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design mixed double-handed sailing within the sailing community. The 2020 […]

  • World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships

    World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships

    World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. In partnership with the leading digital sailing platform, Virtual Regatta, the eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting from 2018. The Virtual Regatta platform provides the perfect vehicle for the […]

  • VIDEO: The World Sailing Show: Programme 4 – Season 2017

    VIDEO: The World Sailing Show: Programme 4 – Season 2017

    Winding back the clock on a Volvo 65 Over 40,000 miles, flat out, around the world, always raced, always rallied and always with the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor. The Volvo Ocean Race boats had a tough life last time around. But now the fleet is back and ready for another flat out lap […]