Wednesday, December 10, 2008

World Yacht Racing Forum

Olympic medalist and America's Cup Sailor Ben Ainslie and Olympic, Volvo and America's Cup Skipper Paul Cayard, panelists at The World Yacht Racing Forum.

The World Yacht Racing Forum takes place from 10-11 December 2008 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Organised by the Informa Yacht Group and hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert II, the Forum has brought together some of the best known sailing events, racing teams, sponsors and venues to meet, network and debate key issues around the business of yacht racing.

The two day schedule features presentations and panel discussions on key subjects including the global growth of yacht racing, maximising the exposure of the sport to media and broadcast, the growth of classic yacht racing, assessing the impact of events on host cities and venues, learning the value of sailing sponsorship, and the rise of yacht racing events in the Middle East and Asia. There will also be a separate panel discussion on the future of the America's Cup, and the future of multihull racing. -