Danish Candidate aims for top position in international sailing
Together with 32 countries, The Danish Sailing Association have nominated Kim Andersen as president of the International Sailing Federation, World Sailing. The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark backs the nomination. President of NOC Denmark, Niels Nygaard, says:
"We support Kim Andersen in his efforts to be elected as the new president of the World Sailing Federation. Kim Andersen is an experienced sports politician with good ideas and a solid knowledge of international sailing. We are sure that he as a representative of a new management team in World Sailing will be able to develop the sport in a positive direction."
Kim Andersen, is currently chairman of the World Sailing Equipment Committee, and has a number of key issues, he will work towards, if elected World Sailing President:1. Grow the global audience and increase participation to keep sailing on the Olympic program.
2. Ensure geographical growth by creating a competitive offering for youth globally.
3. Strengthen the relationship between World Sailing and its members by ensuring a fully transparent and accountable decision-making process.
"International sports organisations such as the World Sailing must constantly adapt to the changes taking place in its surroundings. We are now at a crossroads, World Sailing have to implement significant changes in the future to create value for its members," says the 59 year old candidate Kim Andersen.
Other than Kim Andersen, candidates for presidency are, Italian Carlo Croce and Canadian Paul Henderson
The new president will be appointed at the annual World Sailing conference. This years conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain from November 4th-13th.