World Sailing – Ukraine Crisis, Support our Sailors

World Sailing is showing its support by creating a centralised funding page to provide much needed financial aid to Ukrainian sailors. All funds pledged will go to the Sailing Federation of Ukraine who will distribute it to the athletes.

Moving On . . . Ian Walker to leave RYA

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has confirmed that Ian Walker MBE will be stepping down from his position as RYA Racing Director.

Fire destroys 27m Sanlorenzo yacht Pesa in Valencia

The 26.7-metre yacht Pesa, launched in 2020, caught fire in the North Marina in the Port of Valencia, Spain on Friday morning

Freeze on Russian yachting activities begin to bite

As part of the sanctions being imposed on Russia by governments for its invasion of Ukraine, Bloomberg has reported that Finland has taken legal custody of 21 yachts

Superyacht owned by Russia’s richest man siezed in Italy

Italian police have seized a yacht owned by Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia before being blacklisted this week by the European Union following Moscow’s attack on Ukraine

World Sailing release new look website

The World Sailing website has a new look and hopefully an improved format/logic to guide users to the massive amount of data it contains

World Sailing prioritises upgraded website for future growth

At the recent 2021 Annual Conference World Sailing presented a Finance Report which prioritised the allocation of resources and cash for investment in Participation and Development, Technical services, IT and Website development, and the staff resources to deliver these services

Sara Sutcliffe appointed new RYA Chief Executive

The Royal Yachting Association has announced the appointment of Sara Sutcliffe MBE as its new Chief Executive.

World Sailing expects £11+ million payout from Tokyo Games

In the recently published World Sailing (UK) Ltd Audited Accounts for 2020, World Sailing indicated that the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games in August 2021 had alleviated the critical financial risks associated with the cancellation of the Games

Inside the Mercedes F1 – INEOS Britannia merger

Matt Sheahan presents the latest issue of his Planet Sail OnCourse video diary

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image – Deadline 5 October 2021

Initiated in 2010, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the leading international photo competition dedicated to sailing as a competitive sport

World Sailing Ethics Commission issues Warning to President Andersen

A report has appeared that World Sailing Ethics Commission has issued World Sailing President Kim Andersen a ‘Warning’ after abusing the signatures of his vice presidents