Some of the international yacht racing industry’s key issues will be debated over the next two days and the expectations are rising amongst the numerous delegates. This year’s hot issues include the future of international yacht racing from a commercial perspective. How can sailing compete for sponsorship against mainstream sports? What is the future for sailing’s premier events? How can sailing events create brand partnerships? Those are some of the many questions that will be debated by the a panel of experts over the next two days.
The speakers include well known names such as James Spithill, Loïck Peyron, Knut Frostad, Mark Turner, as well as speakers and panellists from outside of the sport who will share their views on ways in which sailing and yacht racing can learn from other major global disciplines.
The future of some of the sport’s iconic events will also be debated with a session focusing on the next Olympic Games and our sport’s sustainability as an Olympic discipline, followed by a debate on the new America’s Cup format and the repercussions it will have on international yacht racing.
Besides the official sessions, the World Yacht Racing Forum will once again offer unparalleled networking opportunities and a unique possibility to meet representatives from other disciplines in an informal way, to discuss, debate and sometimes even negotiate the sport’s future.
Details of the conference programme and speakers are available on the event’s website: www.worldyachtracingforum.com