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Taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, The World of Sailing and Yacht Racing is a fast growing sport and full of new opportunities. WYRF and YRDTS will bring together over 400 industry leaders and decision makers for two-days of debate and discussions giving participants the opportunity to contribute, learn and share strategies with industry leaders, peers and colleagues. The WYRF brings innovative thinking and exclusive insight to the major issues and opportunities facing the growing yachting industry.


WYRF To Return To Gothenburg For 2013

Following the success of the 2012 WYRF we are delighted to confirm that the event will be returning to Gothenburg, Sweden on the 10-11 December this year.

The 6th WYRF will have a focus on what the industry can learn from other sports and will once again be co-located with the Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium. This year the YRDTS will take place on the 10th December allowing all delegates to join together for the whole of the last day of the conference. The programme for Day 2 of the conference can therefore focus on issues effecting the whole industry.

More details on WYRF 2013 will be announced shortly.

World Yacht Racing Forum 2012 a Great Success

Over 250 people attended the 2012 edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum and Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden. They heard from speakers including Ben Ainslie, Knut Frostad, Guillaume Henry, Mark Turner, Pat Shaughnessy, Juan Kouyoumdjian, Manolo Ruiz de Elvira, Bill Tripp, Ian Walker, Dawn Riley, Dan McLaren, Richard Brisius and many many more.

As well as taking part in debates, listening to presentations and networking, the delegates had thhe opportunity to vote for this years Yacht Racing Image Of The Year Award presented by Mirabaud. The 2012 winning shot was taken by Kurt Arrigo during the Volvano Race 2012. To see the winning shot please Click Here

Event Director, James Gradwell comments, "The 2012 event has been recognised by many as the best ever. The topics and speakers were all very well received and the welcome provided by Gothenburg was superb. Wherever you went during the event there was a genuine buzz of activity and networking. We have had many reports of new partnerships being establised and business deals being finalised. Thank you to every one in the industry that attended - it is your Forum and your commitment to the event has made it a truly worthwhile date on the industries calendar."

Some excellent coverage of the event from:

World's best sailing photo
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/world-yacht-racing-forum-photos-2012/index.html

America's Cup well represented at World Yacht Racing Forum
http://www.americascup.com/en/news/3/news/10735/americas-cup-well-represented-at-world-yacht-racing-forum

Reactions from the World Yacht Racing Forum
http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/12/63546/0/world-yacht-racing-forum-2012-day-2-report

La mejor foto de 2012, entre volcanes
http://nauta360.expansion.com/2012/12/13/de_regata_en_regata/1355395217.html

WORLD YACHT RACING FORUM SPEAKERS HIGHLIGHT SAILING'S FORMIDABLE POTENTIAL FOR SPONSORS
http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=41911

Yacht Racing Image of the Year : the public has chosen
http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=112537

La foto più bella della vela 2012
http://www.repubblica.it/sport/vela/2012/12/14/news/la_foto_piu_bella_della_vela_2012-48748914/

Ikke tukle med formatet, sier Ainslie
http://www.seilas.no/wip4/detail.epl?id=2071411&cat=4915

Kurt Arrigo récompensé
http://www.adonnante.com/16414-kurt-arrigo-recompense/

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