Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

World Sailing and Conseil International du Sport Militaire agree to develop sailing in partnership

by Daniel Smith, World Sailing 19 Nov 2019 06:21 PST
Royal Thai Navy takes the salute at the Phuket King's Cup Sail Past in honour of His Majesty the King. Phuket King's Cup 2015. © Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has partnered with the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), the international military multi-sport organisation, to develop the sport of sailing in partnership for the next four-years.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will see World Sailing and CISM work towards encouraging the development of training and competition in sailing by all military athletes.

Furthermore, both organisations agree to:

  • Encourage the development of Para World Sailing and women's military sailing;
  • Establish true synergies in sport affairs;
  • Identify shared World Sailing and CISM goals;
  • Set up joint educational initiatives to protect sailing against the dangers of doping;
  • Establish collaboration in the development of International Technical Officials;
  • Promote the values of sports in general and specifically sailing.

Kim Andersen, World Sailing President, commented, "Sailing has always been deeply embedded within the military with international representatives competing regularly, in numbers, at the World Military Sailing Championships.

"Today's announcement sees the CISM share our vision and mission for millions more people to fall in love with sailing and protect the waters of the world.

"We look forward to working with CISM over the next four years, and many more beyond that, across various pillars of our sport."

CISM President, Colonel Hervé Piccirillo, said, "I'm convinced that the agreement we signed with World Sailing is the start of a long journey and that this partnership will grant mutual benefits and joint advantages for both organisations."

He also added, "This MoU will also help us to improve the quality and level of excellence of our athletes and partners."

Related Articles

World Sailing AGM to be held electronically
Plus nominations are open for election of Board of Directors World Sailing will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and General Assembly electronically, due to the global challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted on 5 Aug
2020 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award update
This year's award is set to build on the momentum of the past two years The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030. Posted on 24 Jul
Singaporean sailor elected as IOC Vice President
World Sailing could be on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee World Sailing could be on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee if the world sailing body persists with the advancement of radical changes to the 2024 Olympic sailing events, given the views of a newly elected IOC Vice President. Posted on 18 Jul
2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing available now
The new edition of World Sailing's Racing Rules of Sailing have been published The 2021 - 2024 edition of World Sailing's Racing Rules of Sailing have been published and will come into effect on 1 January 2021. Posted on 11 Jul
World Sailing host virtual meetings
A series of Townhall Meetings throughout COVID-19 pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, World Sailing has hosted a series of Townhall Meetings for Council delegates, Member National Authorities, Class Associations, Committee members and Commission members. Posted on 5 Jul
World Sailing Presidential Newsletter: June 2020
Kim Andersen focused on finalising and ensuring the financial future of World Sailing The past month has been focused on finalising and ensuring the financial future of World Sailing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted on 2 Jul
World Sailing holds Mid-Year Meeting in camera
The parlous state of World Sailing's finances to be disclosed in a closed Mid Year meeting The beleaguered World Sailing has held its Mid-Year Meeting in camera. A Council member and Chairman of the Classes Committee, Markus Schwendtner circulated a letter calling for the meeting to be open to observers and the International Classes. Posted on 24 Jun
World Sailing confirms IOC financial support
In addressing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has received confirmation of financial support from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following constructive dialogue. Posted on 22 Jun
ILCA dinghy launched in Virtual Regatta Inshore
The latest Olympic boat to be created in the virtual world Global eSailors will now be able to race the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) Dinghy, with the boat set to launch in Virtual Regatta Inshore on Saturday 20 June. Posted on 20 Jun
Luca Devoti announces candidacy for Vice-President
Aiming for position on the 2020-2024 World Sailing Board Luca Devoti, (57, Verona, Italy, based in Spain since 2005) shares his vision with the international sailing community about a new sustainable sport. Posted on 17 Jun
Henri-Lloyd 2020 FOOTERRooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 Bottom