Kim Andersen is new President of World Sailing

The General Assembly of World Sailing has selected Kim Andersen (DEN) as the new President of World SailingAfter a run-off vote between Kim Andersen (DEN) and Carlo Croce (ITA) the General Assembly selected Kim Andersen as their President for the next four years. Kim Andersen was elected by 52 votes to the 46 for Carlo Croce.

The new vice presidents elected are:

Jan Dawson (NZL), Torben Grael (BRA), Gary Jobson (USA), Quanhai Li (CHN), W Scott Perry (URU), Ana Sanchez (ESP) and Nadine Stegenwalner (GER) on the Board.

The new Board of Directors will serve a four-year term up until the General Assembly in November 2020.

Alongside the Election of Officers, the General Assembly confirmed that the ten events and equipment used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will be proposed to the International Olympic Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

World Sailing Council will now consider the possibility of requesting an 11th Olympic medal and the type of event.

The venues of the 2017 and 2018 Annual Conference were also decided. Mexico will host delegates in 2017 and Sarasota, Florida, USA in 2018.

The candidates eligible for election at the 2016 General Assembly were:

Presidential Candidates

Kim Andersen (DEN)
Carlo Croce (ITA)
Paul Henderson (CAN)

Vice-Presidential Candidates

Alain Alcindor (SEY)
Chris Atkins (GBR)
Tomasz Chamera (POL)
Jean-Pierre Champion (FRA)
Jan Dawson (NZL)
Torben Grael (BRA)
Gary Jobson (USA)
Stanislav Kassarov (BUL)
Quanhai Li (CHN)
W Scott Perry (URU)
Tony Philp (FIJ)
Ana Sanchez (ESP)
Malav Shroff (IND)
Nadine Stegenwalner (GER)
David Tillett (AUS)

In an election for the office of President, a candidate must be elected by more than 50% of the votes and, if there are more than two candidates or a tie vote between two candidates, successive ballots may be necessary. All voting is by secret ballot.

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