The President of the World Sailing Kim Andersen in an interview for the Norwegian yacht magazine Seil confirmed that the international sailing Federation is experiencing a serious financial crisis, and spoke about the measures to be taken.
Recall that was the reason for the performance Andersen. A few days ago an interview with the same magazine gave the Vice-President of the World Sailing Scott Perry (Uruguay), who stated that in the near future, the international Federation is facing bankruptcy.
After such – by and large, panicky pronouncements of Kim Andersen found it necessary to Express their point of view on the situation. He did not hide that the situation is serious. However, in the opinion of the President of the World Sailing in advance to admit defeat to anything.
International sailing Federation, according to Andersen, there is a whole series of important steps that will improve the financial situation. First, it is necessary to reduce by 20% the salaries of the staff of World Sailing. Secondly, to convince the British government to distribute to the Federation the state support of small and medium business. Thirdly, it is necessary to revise the terms of the lease to the London headquarters of the Federation (as we mentioned in June will pay half a million pounds as an annual fee for the lease).
As for the fourth paragraph antikrizisnoe program, World Sailing hopes to get from the IOC relies sailing Federation part of the money for hosting the 2020 Olympics. Unfortunately, due to the postponement of the Games, the money will arrive in the best case, in September of next year. According to Andersen, it’s not the biggest problem: it means that you have to take a Bank loan, which is a year out, “Olympic” money.
All of these measures, according to President of the World Sailing, will help improve the financial situation of the Federation. In General, Andersen remains optimistic.andersenoptimisticremains