PHAR Talent's Iain Percy OBE, will speak at the World Yacht Racing Forum, in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 10-11. Team manager of the America’s Cup team Artemis Racing, representing Sweden, Iain will be attending the America’s Cup session and sharing his vision about the future of the event. Speaking ahead of the event, Iain said "I am delighted to be involved in the World Yacht Racing Forum and I look forward to sharing my vision of the sport with key members of our industry. The sport of sailing is evolving fast; we saw this in San Francisco last summer, but also in Olympic sailing. The World Yacht Racing Forum gives the sailing world the ability to gather together and help shape the future of our industry. I look forward to being part of it.'
Now in its sixth year, the World Yacht Racing Forum is the leading yacht racing industry conference, and is the only occasion in the year where key players from yacht racing event organisers, teams, sponsors, agencies and sailors gather together and help shape the future of the yacht racing industry discussing topical debates.
This year’s event includes the following speaker line-up:
Knut Frostad, CEO, Volvo Ocean Race Carlo Croce, President, ISAF Jerome Pels, CEO, ISAF Luc Talbourdet, President, IMOCA Ken Read, President, North Sails Group François Gabart, Winner of the Vendée Globe Anne-Cécile Turner, Director, Race for Water Foundation Dobbs Davis, Editor, Seahorse Magazine Juan Kouyoumdjian, Designer James Pleasance, Executive Director, Alpari World Match Racing Tour Alain Gautier, former winner of the Vendee Globe Mark Turner, Executive Chairman, OC Sport – Extreme Sailing Series Orhan Gorbon, CEO, The Bosphorus Cup Peter Bayer, CEO, Open Sports Management and Former CEO Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games