Please select your home edition
CoastWaterSports 2014

World Sailing invites bids for 2019 Annual Conference

by Daniel Smith, World Sailing on 16 Jul
World Sailing Annual Conference 2016 © Laura Carrau / World Sailing

World Sailing, the International Federation of the sport, is inviting Host Cities to bid for the 2019 Annual Conference.

Click here to view information for bidders [PDF]

World Sailing's Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.

Over 1,000 delegates attended the 2016 Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain, planning for the future and making the important decisions that shape the sport moving forward. A copy of the 2016 Annual Conference Economic Impact Report is available to Host Cities upon request.

Andy Hunt, World Sailing CEO commented, "The Annual Conference is the most important meeting of World Sailing's stakeholders and partners. The decisions made at the conference influence the future of the sport and it is crucial that we work with strong and committed partners who mirror our ambitions.

"The Annual Conference creates local and tourist spend through hotel nights, local transport use, spend at restaurants and much more, ensuring it is attractive for Host Cities.

"Furthermore, it is an exciting opportunity to promote a Host City and Member National Authority through traditional, digital and social media as well as bringing in sponsorship opportunities."

The deadline for Host Cities to submit an initial bid is 17:00 BST on 14 August 2017. World Sailing's Executive Office will review and compile bids for presentation to the Board of Directors at their September 2017 meeting.

The Board of Directors will shortlist their recommendations and shortlisted bidders will be invited to present for ten minutes at the November 2017 Annual General Meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Sunday 12 November 2017.

Delegates attending the AGM will then vote to decide on the venue of the 2019 Annual Conference.

For further information, contact World Sailing Business Operations Director via .

Related Articles

Sailing applies for inclusion in Paris 2024
As part of the Paralympic Games Sports Programme World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has officially expressed an interest to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Sports Programme. Posted on 23 Nov
Bermuda lands World Sailing Conference
Hosting the event in 2019 World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, is heading to Bermuda for its Annual Conference in 2019. Building on the legacy of hosting the 35th America's Cup, the Bermuda Tourism Authority bid to host the prominent group. Posted on 18 Nov
eSailing World Championships
Launched by World Sailing World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. Posted on 12 Nov
World Sailing Council looks to the future
A week of discussion and debate from delegates at the Annual Conference A week of discussion and debate from delegates at World Sailing's Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico culminated in a two-day meeting of World Sailing's Council. Posted on 12 Nov
Star Sailors League recognised
Becoming World Sailing Special Event World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status. Posted on 9 Nov
Sheboygan to host 2018 Para Worlds
And bid process for 2019 opens From 16-22 September 2018, the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, USA will host the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships. Posted on 8 Nov
Bouwmeester and Burling the big winners
At inaugural World Sailing Awards Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Peter Burling (NZL) were the big winners at the inaugural World Sailing Awards in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as they were announced male and female 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Posted on 8 Nov
Sustainability Agenda 2030
Creating a better world through sport World Sailing has launched its Sustainability Agenda 2030, which sets out the world governing body's ambitious commitment to help create a better world through sport. Posted on 8 Nov
If not now, then when?
Balancing the Boat forum at the World Sailing Annual Conference "If change is not delivered now, then when will it happen?" This was just one of the messages delivered at Balancing the Boat: growing female participation and developing pathways in competitive sailing. Posted on 7 Nov
Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards
Voting now open World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should be crowned 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Posted on 5 Nov