The President of the World Sailing Kim Andersen said of his decision to run for a second term.
The other day Kim Andersen gave an interview to the online edition insidethegames, which talked about all the problems faced during your tenure as President of the World Sailing.
In particular, on the eve of elections in 2016 had been concealed from him information about the disastrous financial situation of the Federation, particularly the fact that the period to rent office space in Southampton is coming to an end. Therefore, the transfer of the headquarters was a necessary step, the preparation of which was only 4 months.
But despite all the difficulties and criticism from his opponents, Mr. Andersen was able to achieve the goals set by the IOC before the WS: to achieve gender equality in the Olympic program, implement e-sailing, and most importantly to raise interest in sailing.
Elections should be held within the framework of the annual conference of World Sailing, which will begin on November 1 in Abu Dhabi. But due to the global pandemic COVID-19 its implementation is in question. According to Kim Andersen’s final decision will be made after consultation with the constitutional Committee no later than June.
The only rival in the election for President of the international Federation will be Gerardo seeliger (Spain, born in 1947).
We will add that Kim Andersen draconist, the European champion in this class and is a close friend of our magazine. His first official visit abroad as President WS took place within a matter of days after the election in November 2016 at the awards ceremony of the National award “Sailor of the year”electedsecond