World Sailing Conference Wraps Up:
The 2017 World Sailing Annual Conference was held November 4-12 in Puerto Vallarta, México. More than 500 delegates, representing event organizers, class associations, Member National Authorities, key influencers and industry professionals, were in attendance.
Throughout the week delegates will reviewed the strategy of sport, discussed positive change and made decisions that impact professional and recreational sailors.
This year, the Conference was focused on an overarching theme of, ‘Uniting Our Sport’. Sailing’s stakeholders were working together to grow and develop the sport to ensure millions more people fall in love with sailing.
The Annual Conference included …
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Maintaining the Integrity of the Game:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
One design racing provides a level of competition that, in theory, is a pure measure of the sailors. But critical to this test is the rules of the game, specifically, the measurement rules of the boat.
One design classes vary on their measurement tolerances, but all boats have sweet spots. Success on the race course begins with ensuring the equipment is prepared in a manner that maximizes the allowable tolerances.
And there is the rub. If a little is good, often crossing the line is better. Infractions are often subtle, so what is it that ensures class competitors are playing within the limits?
• Culture: When a clas…
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