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How to follow World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conference

Barcelona, Spain World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference is currently on in Barcelona, Spain being held out of the Renaissance Fira Hotel. Over 700 delegates will attend the annual conference across the week ranging from International Class Associations representatives, Member National Authorities officials and Committee Members to leading Sailors, Event Organizers, Boat Manufacturers and Observers.
For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future'. Sailing will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.
Information on how to follow the 2016 Annual Conference is available below:
LIVE BLOG
World Sailing's LIVE Annual Conference Blog will report directly from the meeting rooms for the duration of the event. The blog can be found here – http://www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-blog.php.
GET INVOLVED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Followers are encouraged to get involved with the 2016 Annual Conference by using the official hashtag #OurSustainableFuture across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The best posts will be aggregated on the Annual Conference Social Wall which will be on display at the conference venue, the Renaissance Fira Hotel, and online here – www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-social-wall.php
Follow World Sailing on:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing
Instagram – https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/
Twitter – @worldsailing
Snapchat – Follow our Story on Snapchat, search for worldsailing
LIVE VIDEO STREAMS
World Sailing's YouTube Channel will be broadcasting live from the 2016 Annual Conference. The Opening Address, Forums on Sustainability, Para World Sailing, the meeting of Council and the General Assembly will all be streamed live. The feeds are available here – https://www.youtube.com/user/isafchannel/videos?shelf_id=11&live_view=502&sort=dd&view=2
NEWS UPDATES
World Sailing will be posting daily recaps on sailing.org throughout the Annual Conference. In addition, a number of press releases touching on the hot topics of discussion as well as special announcements will be issued across the week.
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing
World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference Partners
The World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference is supported by:

  • FAREAST Yachts – http://www.fareastboats.com/en/home
  • Bart's Bash – http://www.bartsbash.com/
  • GAC Pindar – http://www.gac.com/gac-pindar/
  • Zhik – https://www.zhik.com/
  • Mexico – http://www.rivieranayarit.com/
  • Sarasota – http://sports.visitsarasota.org/

About World Sailing's Annual Conference
World Sailing's Annual Conference brings together up to 700 delegates every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.
Over the Annual Conference, participants plan for the future, make key decisions to drive the sport forward, share best practice and generate new ideas.
The 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira from 5-13 November.
About the General Assembly
The General Assembly of World Sailing takes places every four years. It is on this occasion that the World Sailing Board of Directors (President and Vice-Presidents) and members of the World Sailing Council automatically retire.
All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new President and the seven Vice-Presidents.
MNAs can nominate members for the World Sailing Board of Directors, Council, Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions.
The next World Sailing General Assembly will take place on Sunday 13 November 2016 from 09:30 – 13:30. E-mail this page Print this pageOriginal Article

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World Sailing to explore new commercial models

2016 Annual Conference: #OurSustainableFuture

Barcelona, Spain Sailing is a dynamic and unique mix of sport, technology and nature. The recently announced focus for the sport – 'harnessing the power of nature' – brings with it enormous opportunities for building commercial partnerships and new revenue streams. The landscape of sport is undergoing massive change – with a seismic shift to on-line streaming of sports and a barrage of new technologies providing exciting 2D and 3D representation of sport and competition to inform and engage.
International Federations, governing bodies and sporting events are having to adapt and seize the opportunities and create commercial properties that excite and engage both existing and new fans and sponsors in a crowded marketplace.
On Wednesday 9 November at World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain, The Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum will provide a platform for delegates and an online audience to share ideas, best practice and discuss the route to successful commercialisation and growing new audiences for the sport of sailing.
The Forum will be broadcast on World Sailing's YouTube Channel on 9 November from 09:30 to 13:30 local time, 08:30 to 12:30 UTC and those watching will be encouraged to get involved with the discussions by using the 2016 Annual Conference hashtag, #OurSustainableFuture, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The forum will be available to view using the links below:
URL – https://youtu.be/CPC31k0NkQo
EMBED – <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CPC31k0NkQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
The Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum will be hosted by broadcaster, adventurer and sailor, Hannah White, who will be joined by an expert line up of speakers. The content will include:

  • The vision for World Sailing's commercial growth by Hugh Chambers, World Sailing Chief Commercial Officer
  • Creating world class sailing events with Mark Turner, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, and formerly the Extreme Sailing Series
  • Uli Lacher- Founder of Lacher Consulting will take a look at consumer research, the foundation of a commercial strategy
  • David Abercrombie – CEO of Yachting New Zealand will explain how to develop successful partnerships for a World Sailing MNA: A Case Study on Yachting NZL
  • Seizing the new sports broadcast opportunities with Andrew Preece – Executive Director of Sunset+Vine and Matt Sheahan – Head of Performance Sailing at Sunset+Vine
  • Head of Sports at Facebook, Jerry Newman will present on building engagement: Sport and Facebook
  • Stephen Nuttall, Head of Sport at YouTube EMEA will be looking at new ways of broadcasting using YouTube
  • And David Warren, Head of Partnerships at FIA Formula E will highlight how the world of sponsorship is embracing sustainability
  • What sponsors are looking for today in sailing, with Alistair Watkins, Founder of Influence Sports

The Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum is one of three open forums to be streamed live and online during the 2016 Annual Conference: Our Sustainable Future. The Sustainability Forum will open proceedings on Monday 7 November followed by the Para World Sailing Forum on Tuesday 8 with the Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum on Wednesday 9 November.
The dialogue and engagement of the 2016 Annual Conference will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future.' Sailing will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.
The Forums will feature world leading experts and panel discussions, providing the basis for debate around sustainability across multiple facets of the sport.
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing
About World Sailing's Annual Conference
World Sailing's Annual Conference brings together up to 700 delegates every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.
Over the Annual Conference, participants plan for the future, make key decisions to drive the sport forward, share best practice and generate new ideas.
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VOTE NOW! Rolex World Sailor of the Year public…

Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Barcelona, Spain The public vote for the 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in sailing, has opened for a period of 72 hours. Those wishing to cast their vote for who they believe is the worthiest recipient of the coveted male and female Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award can do so now, by following this URL – http://www.sailing.org/2016-world-sailor-of-the-year-voting.php
Public voting will close on Monday 7 November at 12:00 UTC with World Sailing's Member National Authority vote to close at 17:00 UTC. The Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8 November at the Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain and attendees on the night will have the final opportunity to vote.
From there, the votes will be tallied up and HM King Constantine, World Sailing President of Honour, will announce the winners who will be presented with a unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.
The names vying for the coveted and prestigious 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:
Male
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL)
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO)
Santiago Lange (ARG)
Giles Scott (GBR)
Damien Seguin (FRA)
Female
Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG)
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA)
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR)
Charline Picon (FRA)
Click here to find out more about the nominated sailors and their achievements.
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing.
Beginning with Sir Peter Blake and Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the inaugural winners, the trophy reads like the definitive who's who in sailing. There can only be one male and one female winner so who will join the list of sailing royalty in 2016?
Previous recipients of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award include:
2015 Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL), Sarah Ayton (GBR)
2014 James Spithill (AUS), Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)
2013 Mat Belcher (AUS), Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL)
2012 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Lijia Xu (CHN)
2011 Iker Martinez & Xabier Fernandez (ESP), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2010 Tom Slingsby (AUS), Blanca Manchon (ESP)
2009 Torben Grael (BRA), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2008 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA)
2007 Ed Baird (USA), Claire Leroy (FRA)
2006 Mike Sanderson (NZL), Paige Railey (USA)
2005 Fernando Echavarri & Anton Paz (ESP), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2004 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2003 Russell Coutts (SUI), Siren Sundby (NOR)
2002 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2001 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2000 Mark Reynolds & Magnus Liljedahl (USA), Shirley Robertson (GBR)
1999 Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), Margriet Matthijse (NED)
1998 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Carolijn Brouwer (NED)
1997 Pete Goss (GBR), Ruslana Taran & Elena Pakholchik (UKR)
1996 Jochen Schümann (GER), Lai Shan Lee (HKG)
1995 Russell Coutts (NZL), Isabelle Autissier (FRA)
1994 Peter Blake (NZL) & Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR), Theresa Zabell (ESP)
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing
ABOUT ROLEX
Rolex, the leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, is headquartered in Geneva and enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces all the essential components of its watches in-house, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.
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Barcelona, Spain ready to host World Sailing’s 2016 Annual…

2016 Annual Conference

Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain will host the world of sailing from 5-13 November 2016 for World Sailing's Annual Conference, the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future'. Sailing will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.
Up to 700 delegates will attend the annual conference ranging from International Class Associations representatives, Member National Authorities officials and Committee Members to leading Sailors, Event Organizers, Boat Manufacturers and Observers.
Those following online will be able to do so via World Sailing's Annual Conference Blog which will be go live on 5 November here – www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-blog.php. In addition, followers will be encouraged to engage with the official hashtag #OurSustainableFuture with the best posts aggregated on the Annual Conference social wall at the conference venue, Renaissance Fira Hotel, and online here – www.sailing.org/media/2016-annual-conference-social-wall.php
World Sailing has received over 90 submissions that propose change to existing policies, regulations and rules as well as introducing new ones. These submissions will be discussed alongside an array of additional topics at Committee, Sub-committee and Commission meetings throughout the week.
From there, the expert committees will put their recommendations and opinions forward to Council, the final decision making body of World Sailing, where they will either be approved, rejected or deferred. The meeting of Council on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November will be streamed live on World Sailing's YouTube Channel.
Mixed in with the Committee meetings will be three open forums on sustainability, Para World Sailing and the commercial strategy of the sport where delegates will be able to engage with expert panels. Additionally, networking opportunities will be available throughout the week at designated sessions.
Hot topics of discussion at the 2016 Annual Conference include:
Meetings Program
World Sailing's Events Committee will review the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition as well as look forward to the upcoming quadrennial. The Committee will discuss the IOC's Agenda 2020 recommendations alongside debate around the events for Tokyo 2020, gender equity, innovation and the possibility of showcase events. World Sailing's Council will further debate Agenda 2020 and World Sailing decisions for Tokyo 2020 but will not make any decisions at the 2016 Annual Conference.
The Equipment Committee will look into the evolution of Olympic equipment and receive an update on the developments of the Nacra 17 to a full foiling configuration. In addition, the Committee will review applications for World Sailing class status from the Viper 640, International One Design, Nacra 15 and the Neil Pryde CR:X.
The Racing Rules Committee will consider a number of submissions for future editions of the Rules Book whilst the Race Officials Committee will look into the strategy and development of international officials.
In total, there will be 13 Committee, 9 Sub-committee and 3 Commission meetings in advance of Council. All of the agendas are available to view here – http://www.sailing.org/meetings/2016-conference.php.
Sustainability, Para World Sailing and Commercial Forums
Three open forums will be streamed live and online during the Annual Conference on World Sailing's YouTube Channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/isafchannel/videos?view=2&sort=dd&shelf_id=11&live_view=502
The Sustainability Forum will open proceedings on Monday 7 November followed by the Para World Sailing Forum on Tuesday 8 with the Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum on Wednesday 9.
The Forums will feature world leading experts and panel discussions, providing the basis for debate and will include the launch of the new World Sailing Sustainability and Para World Sailing strategies
Election of Officers
The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at World Sailing's General Assembly on Sunday 13 November.
All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new President and the seven Vice-Presidents.
Full details of the eligible candidates, including biographies of each candidate, stated goals and nominating MNAs, are available to view at: http://www.sailing.org/meetings/generalassembly/election_of_officers.php
The Election of World Sailing Board of Directors is covered in Articles 73-76 of the World Sailing Constitution – http://www.sailing.org/documents/regulations/constitution.php
The voting system to elect the World Sailing Board of Directors is detailed in World Sailing Regulation 4 – http://www.sailing.org/documents/regulations/regulations.php.
2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards
Casa Llotja de Mar will host the 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards on Tuesday 8 November. The winners will be decided by World Sailing's Member National Authorities, attendees on the night and for the first time, the voting public. The public vote will go live at 12:00 UTC on Friday 4 November on sailing.org for 72 hours.
Vying for the male title are Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO), Santiago Lange (ARG), Giles Scott (GBR) and Damien Seguin (FRA). Aiming for the women's honour will be Marit Bouwmeester (NED), Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG), Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA), Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) and Charline Picon (FRA).
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing
World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference Partners
The World Sailing 2016 Annual Conference is supported by:

  • FAREAST Yachts – http://www.fareastboats.com/en/home
  • Bart's Bash – http://www.bartsbash.com/
  • GAC Pindar – http://www.gac.com/gac-pindar/
  • Zhik – https://www.zhik.com/
  • Mexico – http://www.rivieranayarit.com/
  • Sarasota – http://sports.visitsarasota.org/

About World Sailing's Annual Conference
World Sailing's Annual Conference brings together up to 700 delegates every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.
Over the Annual Conference, participants plan for the future, make key decisions to drive the sport forward, share best practice and generate new ideas.
The 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Renaissance Barcelona Fira from 5-13 November. E-mail this page Print this pageOriginal Article

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Rolex World Sailors of the Year to be named…

Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Barcelona, Spain Anticipation is high for the 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing, with just one week to go until the ceremony. The announcement of the 2016 female and male Rolex World Sailors of the Year will be made on Tuesday 8 November at the Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, the host city of World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference.
The winners will be decided by World Sailing's Member National Authorities, attendees on the night and for the first time, the voting public.
On Friday 4 November at 12:00 UTC the public will be invited to cast their vote on sailing.org for who they believe is the worthiest recipient of the coveted male and female Rolex World Sailor of the Year title. Voting will be open for a period of 72 hours, allowing the public to have their say in deciding the winner.
The names vying for the coveted and prestigious 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:
Male
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL)
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO)
Santiago Lange (ARG)
Giles Scott (GBR)
Damien Seguin (FRA)
Female
Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG)
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA)
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR)
Charline Picon (FRA)
Click here to find out more about the nominated sailors and their achievements.
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing.
Beginning with Sir Peter Blake and Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the inaugural winners, the trophy reads like the definitive who's who in sailing. There can only be one male and one female winner so who will join the list of sailing royalty in 2016?
HM King Constantine, World Sailing President of Honour, will announce the winners who will be presented with a unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.
Previous recipients of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award include:
2015 Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL), Sarah Ayton (GBR)
2014 James Spithill (AUS), Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)
2013 Mat Belcher (AUS), Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL)
2012 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Lijia Xu (CHN)
2011 Iker Martinez & Xabier Fernandez (ESP), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2010 Tom Slingsby (AUS), Blanca Manchon (ESP)
2009 Torben Grael (BRA), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2008 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA)
2007 Ed Baird (USA), Claire Leroy (FRA)
2006 Mike Sanderson (NZL), Paige Railey (USA)
2005 Fernando Echavarri & Anton Paz (ESP), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2004 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2003 Russell Coutts (SUI), Siren Sundby (NOR)
2002 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2001 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2000 Mark Reynolds & Magnus Liljedahl (USA), Shirley Robertson (GBR)
1999 Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), Margriet Matthijse (NED)
1998 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Carolijn Brouwer (NED)
1997 Pete Goss (GBR), Ruslana Taran & Elena Pakholchik (UKR)
1996 Jochen Schümann (GER), Lai Shan Lee (HKG)
1995 Russell Coutts (NZL), Isabelle Autissier (FRA)
1994 Peter Blake (NZL) & Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR), Theresa Zabell (ESP)
By Daniel Smith – World Sailing
ABOUT ROLEX
Rolex, the leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, is headquartered in Geneva and enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces all the essential components of its watches in-house, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.
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