Today’s Twitterings


  • At the post forum cocktail party with us sailing legend cam Lewis. #wyrf #
  • Kurt frostad asked how the Americas cup would make itself sponsorship friendly adding if you were sponsor funded you wouldn’t be here. #wyrf #
  • Paul cayard the only one making any sense. Actually putting forward decent constructive ideas. #wyrf #
  • Keith mills : these teams don’t want to agree. They are very close. The sad thing is that they are close and can’t agree. #wyrf #
  • Stephen kandler : this is posturing. They are not so far apart. We need clarity for our business though. #wyrf #
  • No responsibilty being taken. Lots of mud being thrown. Lots of fingers being pointed. Nothing going to be resolved here. #wyrf #
  • Keith mills: we have tried to get these teams to solve it. Its a sadness that a lawsuit was contemplated. The sport has been damaged #wyrf #
  • Tom ehman: we never ever ever wanted a one on one match. #wyrf #
  • Tom ehman refused to answer the question. How did we get here? #wyrf #
  • Americas cup forum about to start. #wyrf #
  • Marcus Hutchinson: tv news provides the best value return for sailing events. #
  • Shirley Robertson: if the organisations provide good footage then we will show it. Ishares spend money on TV. #wyrf #
  • Richard simmonds: the people are the stars. Selling has to come from the boats. #wyrf #
  • The Morning at World Yacht Racing Forum: #wyrf: http://tinyurl.com/6efy65 #
  • Mark turner: how do you make sailing sexy and cool for 15 year olds. #wyrf #
  • Mark turner: being commercial means you have to make money to be there tomorrow. Sponsorship pays our bills. #wyrf #
  • Title sponsor not required for cowes week. Been around for 200 years and will continue. Technology key. #wyrf #
  • Stuart quarrie, ceo cowes week: not an elite event. Its about diversity. But have to think about spectators not just sailors. #wyrf #
  • Frostad: research shows sailing is a top 10 sport in only Australia, new Zealand and Sweden. #wyrf #
  • Frostad: look to other sports. Snowboarding, NASCAR. Grow media and entertainment. Who are we in the world of sport? #wyrf #
  • Frostad. Its about entertainment. Its not about sunsets and dolphins. Soccer is as complicated. Never underestimate the audience. #wyrf #
  • Next session is knut frostad talking about developing a global sailing event. #
  • Goran petersson says that isaf and therefore sailing is beholdant to the Ioc. Paul strzelecki says that sailing should be bigger #wyrf #
  • Paul cayard. Exciting is good. Embrace the new. Ishares cup is on the right track. #
  • Panel on global growth of sailing. Panel includes goran petersson, president of isaf, Paul cayard and tim Coventry. #
  • Keith mills places blame for Americas cup deadlock squarely on the shoulders of Russell coutts #
  • Sir keith mills jokes that if team origin won the Americas cup they would bring the cup to the uae. #wyrf #
  • First Session will be keynote introduction from PJ Montgomery followed by Team Origin boss Sir Keith Mills #wyrf #
  • Visitors to the world yacht racing forum are greeted by an exteme 40 catamaran. #wyrf #
  • Heading off to the Grimaldi Forum for Day one of the World Yacht Racing Forum #wyrf #

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