Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

World Yacht Racing Forum and Design and Technology Symposium next week

by James Gradwell on 5 Dec 2012
. .
The fifth annual conference for the yacht racing industry to close the sailing season is set to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 11-12 December 2012.

Over 200 delegates and more than 50 speakers are preparing to head to Gothenburg next week for the fifth edition of the annual World Yacht Racing Forum, co-located with the Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium. The two conferences have again attracted leading figures, experts and sailing personalities to join the discussions and debates over the two day View Download Conference Flyer

With such a great programme of topics and speakers many of you have already confirmed your participation to attend this year's event in Sweden. For those of you who haven't, it is not too late to book your delegate pass and join the debate. Register Today for a Conference Delegate Pass at only 250 Euros + VAT

The event will start on Tuesday 11th December with presentations and sessions focusing on yacht racing sponsorship – brand activation, promotion of the sport, pitch, revenue streams and View full WYRF Conference View full YRDTS Conference Agenda

Running parallel to the Forum, the Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium will focus on the new VOR one-design, the potential applications from the aeronautics industry and high performance yacht racing. Day two will see presentations about the new AC72’s, and will re-visit the reliability vs. risk management debate.

Wednesday’s Forum sessions will focus – amongst others – on Olympic sailing. The day will start with a keynote speech by four times Olympic Gold winner Ben Ainslie. Other topics will include the role of Yacht Clubs and cities in events organisation, and the best use of social media. A general discussion with delegates from both the Forum and the Symposium will conclude the day, based on tomorrow’s World – The future of Yacht Racing – and animated by key personalities from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Volvo Ocean Race and other View Speakers List

The 2012 Yacht Racing Image of the Year, presented by financial group Mirabaud, will be announced during the Forum. The delegates from the Forum and the Symposium will be asked to vote on day one, and to pre-select the best five photographs out of the 24 already selected by the public. An international and independent Jury comprising Christian Février, yacht racing photographer, Shirley Robertson, double Olympic Gold Medallist and TV Presenter, Ben Ainslie, quadruple gold and silver Olympic medallist, Antonio Palma, partner and CEO, Mirabaud and Will Morris, CEO, Informa will then select the Yacht Racing Image of the Year 2012 amongst the top five photographs selected by the delegates of the World Yacht Racing Forum.

Full details of the Forum and Symposium conference programmes and speakers are available on the event website.

For more details about the different opportunities that are available, please contact James Gradwell on +44 (0) 207 017 5118 or at james.gradwell@informayachtgroup.com

For delegate enquiries please contact our Delegate Sales Manager, Bede Townsend on + 44 1983 248663 bede@informasportsgroup.com

Please note the residential package has now sold out. Rooms are still available at the Clarion Post Hotel however - please book quickly! Contact hospitality@informa.com if you would like to reserve your room.
Wildwind 2016 660x82Pacific Sailing School 660x82 1Naiad

Related Articles

Auckland on the Water Boat Show - Showers don't deter crowds on Day 2
A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show this morning A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show when they opened this morning. Whether it was a result of the morning weather forecast or Friday was just a convenient day - who knows?
Posted today at 11:30 am
Auckland On the Water Boat Show opens full of the Joys of Spring
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Despite the inclement weather that has been the New Zealand's daily fare for too long, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Today was the first of the four-day show and is also the first time that the Show has been held in the school holidays.
Posted on 29 Sep
World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics
BZ Optics, an Australian start-up company have just developed unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors BZ Optics- an Australian start-up company have just developed a unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors who require glasses to read their watch, computer, digital screens or charts while sailing in no or low light conditions.
Posted on 28 Sep
'Welcome' says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point
5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month team at Abell Point Marina added another level of service Since attaining 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month the team at Abell Point Marina have added another level of service to their offer to further enhance the customer experience and reconfirm Abell Point as the destination marina of choice in the Whitsundays.
Posted on 27 Sep
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award keeps growing and improving its structures. World Sailing’s annual conference reassembles World Sailing member national authorities, Committees, Sub-committees, Commissions, Class Associations, sailors, event organizers, boat manufacturers and observers. Up to 700 delegates are expected in Barcelona this year.
Posted on 26 Sep
Knowing Harken takes years and years (Pt.II)
We looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear In Part One of getting to know Harken, we looked at how Grant Pellew became the MD here in Australia, and how they rigorously go about testing their gear. We also looked at some of the other brands Harken distributes in Australia and so we move on to the last category.
Posted on 25 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Southern Spars en route to Monaco – Stand QSE2
It’s been another big year for the NZ based company, there's lots of exciting things to talk about the Monaco Yacht Show It’s been another big year for the New Zealand based company, giving us lots of exciting things to talk about at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show like our two big projects Adix and Aquijo. Adix, the three-masted 65-metre Dykstra schooner, has been transformed by a rig refit by Southern Spars and Future Fibres.
Posted on 22 Sep
You wanted a Musto Melbourne sale! You got it this weekend!
You are no doubt aware of the massive discontinued product sale that MUSTO have in Sydney on an annual basis. You are no doubt aware of the massive discontinued product sale that MUSTO have in Sydney on an annual basis.
Posted on 22 Sep
Musto’s MPX race lite jacket wins award for 'Best Clothing Innovation'
This is the future of racing. The unisex MPX GORE-TEX Race Lite Jacket is made with a new three-layer GORETEX Pro fabric This is the future of racing. The unisex MPX GORE-TEX® Race Lite Jacket is made with a new three-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric making it 30% lighter and 20% more breathable than the MPX Offshore Jacket.
Posted on 21 Sep