The 2017 World Sailing Annual Conference was held November 4-12 in Puerto Vallarta, México. More than 500 delegates, representing event organizers, class associations, Member National Authorities, key influencers and industry professionals, were in attendance.
Throughout the week delegates will reviewed the strategy of sport, discussed positive change and made decisions that impact professional and recreational sailors.
This year, the Conference was focused on an overarching theme of, 'Uniting Our Sport'. Sailing's stakeholders were working together to grow and develop the sport to ensure millions more people fall in love with sailing.
The Annual Conference included two open forums, a full agenda of Committee, Sub-Committee and Commission meetings as well as the meeting of World Sailing's Council, the final decision making body of World Sailing.
At the end of the week, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) brought World Sailing's Member National Authorities together to receive reports, review membership and ratify decisions made earlier in the Conference.
World Sailing's Council made key decisions on November 10 and 11 ranging from the approval of an eSailing World Championships, an Offshore World Championships and Keelboat World Championships, through to approval of the format of the 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.