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2017 Yacht Racing Forum

27 - 28 November 2017

The Yacht Racing Forum (YRF) is th leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing.

Held on Day 1 only, the Design & Technology Symposium of the YRF 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.

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, these sessions in 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 Business & Marketing based sessions at the YRF conference focus on the commercial aspects of the sport: sponsorship, event organisation, marketing, communication, venues, yacht clubs… These sessions a must attend event for organisers, sailing teams, venues, sponsors, yacht clubs and agencies in the yacht racing industry.

Last updated 12:19pm on 19 October 2017

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