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World Sailing revisits governance reform. . . More – Sailweb

World Sailing organizes an Extraordinary General Meeting (AGE) to vote on governance reform proposals. . . Still

The proposed changes to the governance of World Sailing aim to provide the governing body for the sport of sailing globally with accountable and effective decision-making processes to better support sailors, volunteers and MPs.

Philip Baum, Vice Chairman of World Sailing and Chairman of the Board’s Governance Sub-Committee, said:

“This vote is extremely important for the sport. This is the next step in adopting a structure that is fit for purpose and provides the framework for collaboration. This should allow sailing to grow, attract investment and increase participation worldwide.

Important or not the members do not seem in a hurry. Governance reform has been under discussion since early 2017.

Although a majority voted for the change at the 2019 Annual Conference, the result fell short of the 75% needed to amend the Constitution.

Returning to the subject in 2021, 92% of MEPs voted in favor of the Council continuing its work to modernize the governance structure.

If the proposal obtains a simple majority at the EGM in July, the required formal amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws will then be drafted and submitted for approval at the 2022 Annual General Meeting in October.

Nothing changes unless and until the required 75% approval is obtained at the annual conference in October 2022.

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