World Sailing President Carlo Croce has today welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show support for Carlo Croce spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania and includes all the leading Sailing nations.
Carlo Croce said today:
"I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those MNAs who have nominated me to serve a second and final term as World Sailing President. This is a great base for my campaign and I am aware many other MNAs have pledged their vote for my re-election.
"My whole life has been shaped by Sailing, from the first time I stepped onto a boat as a young boy to my experiences as an Olympic sailor to competing in the Admiral’s Cup and Fastnet Race. I am a sailor through and through and that is why it would be an enormous privilege to be able to continue to serve as World Sailing President and lead the organization into a new era of opportunity and innovation.
"In my Manifesto ‘A New Era for World Sailing’ I outlined how I would build on what has already been achieved in my first term as President, by focusing on six key goals for the future to ensure that World Sailing:
· Is a global leader in sporting governance
· Becomes a world leader in ocean sustainability
· Embraces innovation to drive the global growth of Sailing
· Establishes one-design standards to ensure athletes are competing fairly
· Consolidates Sailing’s place in the Olympic Games
· Delivers the return of Para Sailing to the Paralympic Games
"I am confident that, working closely with the World Sailing Board, the ideas I have set out are not only deliverable, they would also herald an exciting era of growth for Sailing.
"I look forward to speaking to the global Sailing family over the coming weeks to listen and exchange views on ensuring our great sport continues to prosper and flourish. There is much at stake when we gather in Barcelona for our General Assembly in November and I am confident of tremendous support to build on the great work of World Sailing going forward."
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