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Governance discussed at World Sailing Annual Conference >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The 2021 World Sailing Annual Conference from October 22-30, held virtually for the second consecutive year due to ongoing travel restrictions, ended with the ratification of decisions made throughout the nine days.

High on the list of priorities was the decision to pursue governance reform to modernize the sport and safeguard its future. Elsewhere, following expert advice from committees and commissions, a variety of recommendations have been adopted covering all aspects of sailing, including technique, inclusiveness and gender equality.

World Sailing’s governance reform proposals will now be formulated with options presented at the Extraordinary General Assembly to be held in March 2022 in Abu Dhabi where, if approved, the final proposal will be submitted for the approval of the 2022 Annual Conference.

“Although it is to be held virtually, the annual conference is considered a great success with strong attendance and engaging discussions,” said World Sailing President Quanhai Li. their time to make such an important contribution to the meetings, often at uncongenial times, and to the World Sailing staff for the organization of the event.

“We have taken some very important steps forward this year and the evidence of our decisions will translate into positive actions across the global sailing family.”

The dates for the 2022 Mid-Year Meeting have been set for March 24-27 and the 2022 Annual Conference will be held October 22-30, both will be held in person in Abu Dhabi.

A full recap of the 2021 Annual Conference meetings and forums can be found on the World Sailing YouTube channel.

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