Win A Seat At the 2009 World Yacht Racing Forum

To celebrate 1 year of covering the business news of yacht racing, we have teamed up with the World Yacht Racing Forum to offer our readers the chance to win a seat at this pretigeous business event.

We’ve published over 700 stories in the last 12 months and those in the know keep in touch daily via our newsletter, RSS feed, twitter feed or facebook page. Others have us bookmarked and some even have as their homepage. From America’s Cup movers and shakers to upcoming solo stars. From Marketing Directors to Chairmen of the Board – we have grown from a small blog to an international source of news about the business of professional sailing.

Visitors from over 141 countries make up the audience. Naturally the biggest sailing nations make up the majority of the traffic – with the top countries being USA, UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Spain. But we also have loyal followers from the Ukraine, Sweden, Bahrain and South Korea.

Along the way, we have ruffled a few feathers, but our purpose is still to evangelise the sport of sailing as a platform that provides real return on investment for those who want to treat it as a business. We believe that despite economic conditions, there is potential to grow the sport by adopting best practise from other sports and innovating.

There are some hard business realities that the sport as a whole has to face up to in order to get maximum share of voice, sponsorship dollars and media attention. That’s why we are proud to offer our readers the chance to win a free seat at the 2009 World Yacht Racing Forum.

The World Yacht Racing Forum, to be held in Monaco in December will bring together decision makers and influencers from around the sailing world to discuss the business of yacht racing. It is a one of a kind event and anyone who is serious about the commerical side of sailing as a sport should be there.

All you have to do to win a delegate place at the forum worth €975 is enter our competition… 2 runners up will receive a copy of the DARK BLUE BOOK – the Who’s Who of Yacht Racing.