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24 October 2018

Unprecedented turnout at the Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France

Sailing history oozes out of Lorient, where Eric Tabarly is feted as a hero alongside living legends such as Michel Desjoyeaux, Loïck Peyron and Alain Gautier, all of them present at the Yacht Racing Forum. Peyron shared his passion for cruising and racing on day one of the Forum. “When I’m racing, I’m dreaming about…

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10 October 2018

Yacht Racing Forum 2019 to take place in Bilbao, Spain

Members of the yacht racing community and sailing industry from all over the world are invited to Save the Date for the Yacht Racing Forum 2019, on November 25-26 in Bilbao, Spain. Organized by MaxComm Communication, this event will reassemble the sports’ key personalities: event organisers, sponsors, designers, professional sailors, boat builders, media as well…

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17 September 2018

Yacht Racing Forum announces partnership with Beneteau

Photo © GillesMartin-Raget The Yacht Racing Forum is pleased to announce a partnership with Groupe Beneteau, the market leader for motorboats and leading sailboats producer. The exciting new Figaro Beneteau 3 will be exhibited in front of the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly. This boat is the latest incarnation of what Beneteau believes a…

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28 August 2018

11th Hour Racing partners with Yacht Racing Forum

The Yacht Racing Forum announced today a three-year partnership with 11th Hour Racing, a global organization that establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to integrate sustainability into their values and operations while educating, innovating and inspiring people with the critical message of ocean stewardship. The two organizations will be collaborating on how to…

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16 August 2018

Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing confirm the continuation of their partnership

World Sailing and the Yacht Racing Forum are delighted to announce the continuation of their partnership until 2020. Involved alongside the Yacht Racing Forum since its debut in 2008 in Monaco, World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee…

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17 July 2018

Yacht Racing Forum extend Sunset+Vine’s contract until 2019

– Sailing specialist remains the official TV production partner for the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing – The World Sailing Show is confirmed as the official global television series of the Forum July 17, 2018 – Global TV sports producer and distributor, Sunset+Vine will remain the Yacht Racing Forum’s…

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11 July 2018

Yacht Racing Forum announces long term partnership with Gunboat

The Yacht Racing Forum is pleased to announce a three years partnership with Gunboat, a very dynamic and innovative company that focuses on high-tech yet confortable cruise-racing catamarans. Founded in 2002 and owned by Grand Large Yachting, Gunboat has established itself as the gold standard for cruising catamarans. The brand offers Grand Prix monohull performance with…

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9 July 2018

Yachting Journalists Association to partner with Yacht Racing Forum

The Yacht Racing Forum is pleased to announce a partnership with the Yachting Journalists Association. The Yachting Journalists association, of which Cliff Webb is chairman, will become an official media partner of the Forum. “We are very pleased to welcome the Yachting Journalists Association amongst our partners”, said Bernard Schopfer, the organiser of the Forum….

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20 March 2018


Dear Yacht Racing Industry Professionals and Sailing Fans, We are pleased to share the latest news regarding the upcoming Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, Brittany (October 22-23). The conference is taking shape and promises to be great! New partners and exhibitors are joining on a regular basis and a fair number of delegates have already…

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4 December 2017

Great success for the Yacht Racing Forum 2017

More than 270 delegates and experts from around the world gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, to discuss some of the sport’s biggest opportunities and challenges at the tenth edition of the Yacht Racing Forum. There were different points of view aired and shared, and ideas to propagate from Denmark and back out to the wider world….

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