How to follow World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference

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How to follow World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference

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How to follow World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference

World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 5-13 November at the Renaissance Fira Hotel.

Up to 700 delegates will attend the annual conference ranging from International Class Associations representatives, Member National Authorities officials and Committee Members to leading Sailors, Event Organizers, Boat Manufacturers and Observers.

For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, ‘Our Sustainable Future’. Sailing will be laying down plans for a healthy sustainable future for the sport, as well as the more specific subject of sustainability in the waters of the world.

Information on how to follow the 2016 Annual Conference is available below:


World Sailing’s LIVE Annual Conference Blog will report directly from the meeting rooms for the duration of the event. The blog will go live at 08:00 UTC on Saturday 5 November 2016 here –


Followers are encouraged to get involved with the 2016 Annual Conference by using the official hashtag #OurSustainableFuture across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The best posts will be aggregated on the Annual Conference Social Wall which will be on display at the conference venue, the Renaissance Fira Hotel, and online here –

Follow World Sailing on:
Facebook –
Instagram –
Twitter – @worldsailing
Snapchat – Follow our Story on Snapchat, search for worldsailing


High-resolution imagery will be available throughout the duration of the 2016 Annual Conference on World Sailing’s photoshelter here – The password to download is WSimages


World Sailing’s YouTube Channel will be broadcasting live from the 2016 Annual Conference. The Opening Address, Forums on Sustainability, Para World Sailing, the meeting of Council and the General Assembly will all be streamed live. The feeds are available here –


World Sailing will be posting daily recaps on throughout the Annual Conference. In addition, a number of press releases touching on the hot topics of discussion as well as special announcements will be issued across the week.


For specific requests or further information please contact:

World Sailing Media Department

Name: Daniel Smith
Position: Communications Manager
Mob: +44 (0)7771 542 131

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing

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