World Sailing Conference Bermuda 2019

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Bermuda was approved as the site for the 2019 World Sailing Conference. Here are excerpts from Bernews:

[. . .] Building on the legacy of hosting the 35th America’s Cup, the Bermuda Tourism Authority bid to host the prominent group at its Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico earlier this month. Delegates approved Bermuda’s bid by a membership vote on November 12, 2017.

“World Sailing’s Annual Conference is the single most important meeting of sailing’s key stakeholders,” said Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt.

“Key decision makers from World Sailing member nations, International Class Associations, boat builders and event organisers attend the conference to shape the future of the sport.

“More than 500 delegates attended the most recent edition of the Annual Conference in Mexico and we are thrilled to bring a similar audience to Bermuda in just under two years.”

“Bermuda has a long history with sailing, from its founding in 1609 and the creation of the Bermuda rig to the successful hosting of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Executive Kevin Dallas. “We are thrilled to add the World Sailing Conference to Bermuda’s ever-growing resume as a world-class sailing destination.” [. . .]

The BTA added, “An independent economic report released last week on the America’s Cup in Bermuda forecasts about $91 million in visitor spending on-island over the next five years as a result of hosting the world’s most prestigious sailing competition.

“The World Sailing Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. A series of events will take place during the seven-day schedule, including the World Sailing Awards and the Sailing World Championships.” [. . .]

[Photo above: World Sailing Board of Directors, by Laura Carrau / World Sailing.]

For full article, see http://bernews.com/2017/11/bermuda-lands-world-sailing-conference-2019/

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