Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

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.
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignSouthern Spars - 100Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Southern Spars to build AC50 for Emirates Team NZ
Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran One of the world's leading composite engineering companies, Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran for the 35th America’s Cup campaign. The move marks a shift away from Cookson Boats who have been Team New Zealand's boatbuilder since 2000. No reasons have been given for the decision to change the builder.
Posted on 24 Jul
Upffront.com - Tuff Luff and Harken Headfoils
Upffront.com is a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance sailing hardware and rigging systems Upffront.com is a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance sailing hardware and rigging systems; orders are processed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we deliver to customers located anywhere in the world.
Posted on 8 Jul
Barz floating sunglasses - Ideal for sailing in rough conditions
Our SAN JUAN floating model fitted with 1.1mm Acetate Lenses have a density of 0.95 GM/ML Barz floating sunglasses float in rough conditions. Most sunglasses that say they float, only float in the bathtub as once they break surface tension (or if there is any movement on top of the water)... down they go...
Posted on 7 Jul
Free $US3,000 Carbon Vang with SouthernFurl boom orders in July
Southern Spars is giving a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July Southern Spars is giving away a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with all of their SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July. Carbon gas vangs make a great addition to the furling boom package, though if you’d prefer to keep your existing one, Southern Spars will offer you a 5% discount on the price of your boom instead.
Posted on 29 Jun
11th Hour Racing to present at annual Green Sports Alliance Summit
11th Hour Racing is headed to Houston, Texas, to present at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit 11th Hour Racing is headed to Houston, Texas, to present at the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30, the world’s largest gathering for the sports community around sustainability, including both professional and collegiate sports teams, leagues and venues.
Posted on 25 Jun
PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps
When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps
Posted on 24 Jun
Extreme Sailing Series™ partners with Cisco Systems
The global technology company will provide exclusive networking solutions that will transform wireless connectivity The first venue at which members of the public, race officials and sailors will benefit from the Cisco WiFi solutions will be Cardiff – the third Act of the 2016 season – where the action gets underway on the water on 23 June. As an Official Series Supplier, Cisco will provide similar facilities at the remaining Acts of 2016.
Posted on 22 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race makes key changes to its leadership team
The re-shuffle which follows Mark Turner’s appointment as CEO, is aimed at driving innovation of sailing’s offshore race Lawrence is currently Race Director of the Extreme Sailing Series, and arrives with bags of sailing and commercial expertise, having previously managed events in all of the territories that will be visited during the 2017-18 edition.
Posted on 21 Jun
Interview with Tristan Hutt at the Zhik Avlare launch party
We spoke to Tristan Hutt of Zhik at the Avlare launch party which was held at Ocean Leisure in London on 2nd June. We spoke to Tristan Hutt of Zhik at the Avlare launch party which was held at Ocean Leisure in London on Thursday 2nd June.
Posted on 14 Jun
World Sailing invites bids for 2017 and 2018 Annual Conference
Annual Conference brings together more than 400 delegates over a seven-day period every first full week of November. World Sailing's Annual Conference brings together more than 400 delegates over a seven-day period every first full week of November. It is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated.
Posted on 7 Jun