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Yacht Racing Forum Sets Sail for Amsterdam on November 20-22

The worlds’ leading conference dedicated to the sport of sailing is delighted to announce the official launch of its 14th edition. The event will take place alongside METSTRADE and will gather the finest minds and talents in the yachting industry for three days of intense discussions, networking opportunities and strategic collaborations. March 12, 2024 –…

Yacht Racing Forum 2024, 2025 and 2026 to take place in Amsterdam alongside METSTRADE

After thirteen successful editions, the Yacht Racing Forum today announces a new format and concept for the future. From 2024, the event will be held alongside METSTRADE Amsterdam, the world’s leading maritime industry trade fair. “This is great news for the Yacht Racing Forum, which will welcome a wider audience and strengthen its role as…

The yacht racing industry gathered in Malta for two days of networking and business

250 delegates from 23 nationalities representing the sports’ leading corporations and events attended the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta for two days of conferences, presentations, networking and business. What is the state of our sport following two years of disruption? How can its status, visibility and commercial attractiveness be improved? What will be the future…

  • Luca Rizzotti, Founder, the Foiling Organization, Foiling Week and AC40 Class Manager

    It’s important to be here because it’s a once in a year opportunity to be all together, learn and meet in person. 

  • Knut Frostad, Executive Chairman, Henri Lloyd

    You get an enormous menu of choices, with very detailed presentations on various topics that you can choose to participate, whether it is foiling, gender equity, technology, marketing… Depending where you come from and what’s important for you, you can maximise your value. 

  • David Graham, CEO, World Sailing

    We want to hear what the challenges are in the industry, what's going on in events. We also want to send a message about the things that are important to us at World Sailing.

  • Armel Le Cleac’h

    The Yacht Racing Forum is a very important event for us, because we need to show what we are doing. We want to open up to the rest of the world with the Ultime class, and welcome new international teams. The Forum is the ideal platform to reach this very international audience.


  • Merfyn Owen, naval architect

    It’s a really great event to meet your peers who work in your industry, keep relationships going and developing business opportunities.

  • Bill Pearson, Technical Director, North Sails

    It is very rare that people from different sides of the industry meet, because our environment is super competitive, if not secretive. This conference is also unique because it is the only one that reassembles both sides of the sport: the design & technology and the business and marketing, and it’s really good to get a broad overview of what is going on.

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