The Yacht Racing Forum is the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing.
Business & Marketing
The Business & Marketing conference focuses on the commercial aspects of the sport: sponsorship, event organisation, marketing, communication, venues, yacht clubs… It is a must attend event for organisers, sailing teams, venues, sponsors, yacht clubs and agencies in the yacht racing industry.
Design & Technology
Held on Day 1 only, the Design & Technology Symposium focuses on the latest developments and innovations within yacht racing. This includes the latest technology from the America’s Cup, safety innovations, foils and flying boats, rigid sails and new materials.
Risk Management & Safety
Held on the morning of Day 2 in plenary mode, the Yacht Racing Risk Management & Safety conference will discuss this major issue and propose concrete solutions.
The sport of sailing has changed dramatically over the five past years: the boats are much faster, the foils sharper, the dangers bigger. Are the sport and its participants aware of this change? Are the classes, event organizers and clubs ready to adapt? What does the sports’ governing body think about it?
Specifically, the conference will focus on safety equipment, legal and risk issues around team operations, event organiser liability, construction, sponsor requirements, team member contracts and much more.
The YRF is the only business to business conference that brings together the key players from across the whole yacht racing industry.
YRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice.