Event Partners

Nadine Stegenwalner (GER)

Name: Nadine Stegenwalner
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 07.02.1975
Nationality: German
Residence: Germany
First Language: German
Other Languages: English (fluent)


- Take my responsibility as vice president in the best interest of World Sailing, the international sport of sailing and its members at any time

-Strengthen and establish World Sailing as a competent and reliable governing body for the international sport of sailing which strongly represents the matters, interests and goals of its members towards other sports governing bodies, e.g. IOC and the public

- Assist to lead World Sailing securely into a successful future by innovative and trendsetting thinking whilst preserving and developing established values and practices

- strengthen sailing as an Olympic sport by
+ ensuring that sailing stays an absolutely fair and clean sport, i.e. free of doping scandals, and thus counts and is recognized as one of the Olympics most exemplary sports
+ supporting further enhancement of broadcasting technologies to showcase the attractiveness of sailing to a broader public
+ pointing out the compliance of sailing with the original Olympic Charter towards IOC and broader public, especially working on events and formats that represent the sport of sailing corresponding to the Agenda 2020

- highlighting and securing the environmentally friendliness of the sport of sailing

- espousing that Olympic campaigns will be financially viable (costs for material, travel and events)

+ gaining more control on equipment decisions and supervising them carefully

- espouse to reinstall sailing in the Paralympic program (IPC)

- work on better coordination and scheduling of World Sailing events (esp. Olympic and Youth) by
+ reducing the number of events
+ avoiding overlaps of events
+ developing a clear, meaningful, effective and easy to understand structure for events

- further develop worldwide sailing by
+ improving knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange between sailing, sailors, nations, emerging nations, fans and the broader public
+ propagate the diversity of sailing with all its possibilities, chances, disciplines, classes and levels of ambitions
+ creating and establishing pathways for "livelong" sailing

- further develop policies for coaches and race officials and enhance their implementation by
+ close communication with all interested parties and stakeholders
+ regularly assessing athletes', coaches' and race officials' needs

- using my longstanding practical experience as sailor and team leader e.g. ISAF Worlds 2011, 2015; Testevent 2011, 2015; Olympic Games 2012, 2016

Sailing Career

Optimist, 420s, 470s

1995-2001 Match Racing, International level
2001 European Champion Women's Match Racing
2001-2004 Yngling, International level, campaigning for Athens 2004 (but unfortunately did not qualify)
2001 European Champion Yngling - Women

Since 2006 Starboot, national level
Since 2010 Laser Radial, regional level

Sailing Administration

Since 2008: working for the Deutscher Segler-Verband e.V. - Sport Director (responsible for Olympic / High Performance Sport)

2005 - 2008: working for the Berliner Segler-Verband - Junior Sport-Coordinator and responsible for the education and development of coaches

2005 - 2008: member of the committee "Seglerrat" from the Deutsche Segler-Verband

1995 - 2001: board member of various federation and association (i.e. German Match Race Asso. Etc.)

Other Sports Administration

2011 expert member for sailing at various committees - (at that time planned) Olympic Bid Hamburg 2024
2011 member of the evaluation panel "Olympic Sailing Venue 2024" - (at that time planned) German Olympic Bid Hamburg 2024
2004 - 2008 abstractor and team member for developing and educating sailing teachers and instructors for sailing schools

Roles Within World Sailing

2009 - 2016 Member of Events Committee
2013 - 2016 Member of Development & Youth, since 2015 Vice-chair
2012 Member of the Evaluation Working Party; Olympic Equipment for 2016 ff.: Skiff Women and Multihull Mixed
2005 - 2012 Member of the Match Race Committee

2011 and 2014 Team leader by ISAF Worlds
2011 and 2015 Team leader by Olympic Testevent

Other Information

- Sport Scientist -
Business Economist International Management

- Sport director = person in charge for the Olympic program since 2008 (therefore wide experience to organise and lead Olympic teams on this level, including OG, SWC, WC, EC etc.)
- Good and worldwide network at sailing
- Coach-Licence A (German highest level)
- various work experiences as abstractor in the areas of development and education of sailing coaches, sailing instructor, sailing teachers and expert sailing areas

Nominating MNAs

Great Britain
Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago

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