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No Regattas Organised for Russia or Belarus: World Sailing Statement

28th February 2022

The world governing body for the sport of sailing has confirmed there are no organised regattas planned to be held in Russia or Belarus in 2022.

In a statement, World Sailing says it is "very concerned about the situation in Ukraine" and it is "troubled about the safety of our friends in the Ukrainian sailing community".

"Sport can be a force for good, bringing competitors from around the world together, united by the values of equality, inclusion, respect and fairness", the world body says.

World Sailing has joined many international sports organisations calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and a resumption of dialogue for a peaceful resolution in place of military action.

The Executive Board of World Sailing is supporting the relocation of training and education events in Russia.

The statement concludes "We remain in contact with all our Member National Authorities to offer our support at this incredibly difficult time".

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World Sailing Information

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Founded in 1907, World Sailing's vision is for a world in which millions more people fall in love with sailing; inspired by the unique relationship between sport, technology and the forces of nature; we all work to protect the waters of the world.

World Sailing is made up of 144 Member National Authorities, the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and 117 World Sailing Class Associations.

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