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World Sailing President Quanhai Li officially opens new London headquarters

World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, has completed the move to its new headquarters in Hammersmith, central London.

The new Shortlands premises were officially opened by World Sailing President Quanhai Li.

Conveniently located within walking distance of Hammersmith tube station, World Sailing’s new head office offers a private, bespoke office environment in a fully serviced shared complex and an ongoing 70% saving on office space previous to Paddington.

David Graham, CEO of World Sailing, said: “We are very pleased to move into our new headquarters. The new environment has been renovated to meet our purpose and will allow us to work together again and implement an effective mix of remote and hybrid working. We will continue to offer this model to staff as we have seen, along with companies around the world, that it is efficient and beneficial to our operations. »

He added: “The savings we will realize as a result of this decision can be reinvested in the sport for the benefit of sailors around the world. This is an opportunity to reform the sport, build for the future and achieve our strategic goals as an organization without the financial means. the burdens of the past.”

World Sailing is made up of 146 national member authorities, the national governing bodies of sailing around the world and 119 world class sailing associations.