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World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and ICOMIA, the global voice of the recreational marine industry, have joined forces to ensure a sustainable future for the sport.

World Sailing and ICOMIA have a shared vision to grow the number of people who participate at the highest level of the sport, all the way down to grassroots and recreational sailing, whilst safeguarding the environment and accelerating innovation.

As part of a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), World Sailing and ICOMIA will collaborate on a variety of common interest areas such as:


The International Council of Marine Industry Associations – ICOMIA - is delighted to welcome Gruppo Boero and Hempel as Sustaining Members.

ICOMIA is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966. ICOMIA brings together marine industry associations from across the world in one global organisation and represents them at international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.

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On Thursday 12 September, at Cannes Yachting Festival, a collaboration agreement between the European Boating Industry (EBI) and ICOMIA was renewed. This partnership aims to bring the interests of the leisure marine industry to the attention of the EU institutions and stakeholders with the aim to advocate for the common interests of the leisure marine industry.