World Sailing

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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World Sailing is responsible for:

- The promotion of the sport internationally;
- Managing sailing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
- Developing the Racing Rules of Sailing and regulations for all sailing competitions;
- The training of judges, umpires and other administrators;
- The development of the sport around the world; and
- Representing the sailors in all matters concerning the sport.

The principle members of World Sailing are the 145 'Member National Authorities' (MNAs) and the 100+ 'Class Associations'.

We have a clear and ambitious vision:

A world in which millions more people fall in love with sailing; inspired by the unique relationship between sport, technology and the forces of nature, we all work to protect the waters of the world.

Our mission:

To make sailing more exciting and accessible for everyone to participate or watch, and use our reach and influence to create a sustainable future for our sport and the waters of the world.

Our journey:

Following a name change from International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in 2015, World Sailing is on a journey to invigorate and grow the sport so that it inspires greater participation across the globe; reaching out to new audiences to open up a dynamic, new conversation with members, sailors, partners and fans.

Over the next quadrennial, we will change the face of sailing; developing a more contemporary face for a sport that is adapting to a changing world and finding a distinctive voice as champions for a more sustainable future.