Kim Andersen, President of World Sailing, focuses on young people

Kim Andersen, candidate for the presidency of World Sailing

The election of the new president of World Sailing will take place on November 13, 2016. Kim Andersen, the youngest of the candidates, is betting on youth to democratize world sailing.

General Assembly

The election of the President of World Sailing will take place during the General Assembly of the Federation, in Barcelona, between 4 and 13 November 2016. It brings together the 700 delegates of the member national institutions every 4 years. Kim Andersen will face outgoing President Carlo Croce and Canadian Paul Henderson.

Democratizing sailing and the federation

At 59, Danish Kim Andersen is the youngest candidate. He is banking on his career in the private sector to impose a new, more efficient and transparent management of World Sailing. For Kim Andersen, the issue of the presence of sailing at the Olympic Games must be approached from the point of view of the popularity of the sport and not only from the technical point of view of the support. By a virtuous movement, a popular sail with many members will have more chance of being retained by the International Olympic Committee and will gain in popularity by that still.

It wishes to support the development of sailing through local action in all federations, particularly towards young people, on all media, from windsurfing, kiteboarding to ocean racing.



  • European Dragon Champion 2011, 3rd in 2013


  • Chairman of the World Sailing Equipment Committee since 2012
  • Member of the World Sailing Events and Equipment Committee from 2004 - 2012
  • Member of the ISAF Board from 2000 to 2008
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