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Election of World Sailing Officers

The Election of World Sailing Board of Directors is covered in Articles 73-76 of the World Sailing Constitution -

The voting system to elect the World Sailing Board of Directors is detailed in World Sailing Regulation 4 -

About the General Assembly

The General Assembly of World Sailing takes places every four years. It is on this occasion that the World Sailing Board of Directors (President and Vice-Presidents) and members of the World Sailing Council automatically retire.

All full World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNAs) are entitled to be represented at the General Assembly and to vote for the new President and the seven Vice-Presidents.

MNAs can nominate members for the World Sailing Board of Directors, Council, Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions.

The next World Sailing General Assembly will take place on Sunday 1 November 2020.

Election Committee

The World Sailing Council has appointed the following Election Committee: Phil Cotton (GBR) - Chair, Melanie Willmore (CAN) and David Kellett (AUS)

The Election Committee shall:

  1. determine whether or not a nominated candidate is eligible for election
  2. publish a list of eligible candidates nominated in accordance with Article 74 together with the names of their nominating Full Members for distribution with the agendas of Council
  3. be responsible for the conduct of the election and the votes taken for the candidates during the meeting of the General Assembly
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