yap fest

Around 365 delegates from all over the world joined the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao, Spain, for two days of conferences, presentations, networking and business. The leading classes and regattas, teams, brands and venues contributed to the event, designated by many attendees as “the best YRF ever”.

“The pace of change in the sport of sailing is moving quicker than ever’. This is one of the key messages that came out of this year’s Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao. One of the sport’s brightest minds, Stan Honey, opened the two-day conference with an inspiring keynote speech that made a few predictions for the next decade. A winning navigator of the Volvo Ocean Race among many other sailing accolades, the multi-Emmy Award winner has been even more successful in developing technology for sports broadcasting including the Liveline technology that has revolutionized coverage of the America’s Cup. Read on.