The Yacht Racing Forum 2016 will take place in Malta, on November 28-29. The feed back from the industry is good. The sports’ key personalities from all over the world have confirmed their participation.
The Yacht Racing Forum is a business oriented conference and unique opportunity for everyone involved in yacht racing to reach out to the international sailing community in two days and one location.
No less than 250 delegates including twenty-five media representatives from all over the world have already confirmed their participation and the list is growing by the day.
This year’s hot issues include commercial strategies for small and medium sized events, the present and future of yacht racing, sailing on TV, the best way for sailing events or teams to use social networks, sustainability and much more.
Running parallel to the Business and Marketing Conference, the Design & Technology Symposium will focus on the latest innovations including foiling, the integration of more composite materials in the design process, super yachts and innovations in sail design and construction.
Due to the recent evolution of the sport, with faster boats and close contact, the Risk Management & Safety conference - initiated last year in Geneva (SUI) - will take place in plenary mode. It will address risks and liabilities, regulations to ensure crew safety, insurances and much more
The list of speakers includes some of todays’ greatest actors from within the yacht racing industry, including Ken Read, Andy Hunt, Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, Mike Gascoyne, Tucker Thompson, Andrew Hurst, Mark Turner, Leslie Greenhalgh, Wouter Verbraak, Ed Baird, Jordi Neves and many more… (see the entire speakers’ list here)
"The feed back from the industry is very positive; it translates into partnerships with some of the sports leaders such as North Sails, the World Match Racing Tour, World Sailing or Clipper Ventures to name a few, which we are very proud of," says Bernard Schopfer, the event’s manager, "Many of the sports' key actors will also join the Forum as panelists and we look forward to sharing their views and best practice."
For the first time, the Yacht Racing Forum introduces an interactive online APP that will give everyone the opportunity to discover the last minute programme changes, organise meetings with fellow participants, talk to each other and make business, answer surveys etc. It will also give the opportunity to get the participants' feed-back, read suggestions for the future etc.
Registrations are open here.