Event Partners

Luca Devoti (ITA)

Name: Luca Devoti (ITA)
Year of Birth: 1963
Nationality: Italian
Residence: Spain
First language: Italian
Other languages: German, English, Spanish, French, notions of Portuguese

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Candidates Goals

1. Strong support for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021: if games are cancelled, a world-class Sailing vent should be organised, featuring all the current Olympic classes, plus others such as J 70, M 24, Soling, Star, Foiling Moth and kites, both male and female . The event would have a special program for developing nations, marking the resurgence of sailing after the pandemic and making our great community proud.

2. Paralympic Games, Mid-term effort to claim back the organisation of a Paralympic sailing event. Sailing has been a Paralympic Sport from 2000 to 2016 with many passionate athletes.

3. Equipment Supply: strong support for WS's anti-Monopoly policy and its implementation. We must continue the effort withing Sailing in general and withing the Organization specifically.

4. Equipment Quality: WS should strengthen its technical and inspection capacities to ensure fair play, adopting and enforcing objective rules for all and monitoring the quality of the equipment to which we trust our lives at sailing.

5. Equipment Range: I propose WS call a design contest to develop competitive sailing options after Optimist, for light sailors, especially for women.

6. Organisation: we need to refocus WS's agenda without weakening its technical and organisational capacity. We need to strengthen technical teams and event planning and explore synergies with other organizations.

7. Governance: we should take a hard look at organisation and its finances. We should specifically focus on office costs and sponsorship deals.

8. Our future: I believe WS mission includes expanding the love of sailing to the next generation .

Sailing Career

1989, Star Class World Ranking;

1993, Winner Eurolymp Circuit,

1995, European Champion, second;

1997, European Champion, Finn Class,;

1997, Finn World Champion, Second;

2000, Silver Medallist Syndey Olimpics, Finn Class;

2002, Second European Champion.

Sailing Administration

2004, Athens 2004, Olympic Season, coach for Irish Sailing Federation;

2007, Skipper and Technical Coordinator, 32nd Americas' Cup, +39 Challenge;

2010, Techical Coordinator and Skipper, 34th America's Cup, Green Comm Challenge;

2012, Created Dinghy Academy S.L. in Valencia, Worlds Salling Recoanizedtraining center, dedicated to coaching athletes from all over the world for single hands sailing. Athletes for more tha 30 Countrles/MNAS over the years, have trained in DinghyAcademy S.L. and has run the FIDES Program on behalf for the Finn Class.

2012, London 2012, Olympic Coach and Technical advisor for Federazlone ltallana Vela and Slovenian Salling Federation.

2016, Rio de Janeiro 2016, Coach for Slovenian Sailing Federation, Uruguagian Sailing Federation, Hungarian Sailing Federation, Argentianlan Salling Federation.

2020, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Campain, Coach for Argentinian, Mexican and Venezuelan Federation

Roles within World Sailing

Youth Development Sub-committee 1999


1989, founder and President of the NGO Pro Lago, for the environmental protecton of Lake Garda, Italy.

1993, founder of the boatyard Devoti Saili_ng s.r.o., a boatbuilder dedicated to build competition Dinghies of which I am still the major shareholder and Director.

Nominating MNAs

Azerbaijan Sailing Federation, Bahamas Sailing Association, Barbados Sailing Association, Bermuda Sailing Association, Bulgarian Sailing Federation, Chinese Yachting Association, Czech Sailing Association, Federación Argentina de Yachting, Federación Chilena de Navegación a Vela, Federacion Dominicana de Vela, Federación Mexicana de Vela, Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico, Hellenic Sailing Federation, Hungarian Sailing Federation, Italian Sailing Federation, Jamaica Yachting Association, Montenegro Sailing Federation, Polish Yachting Association, Romanian Sailing Federation, Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, Serbian Sailing Association, Slovak Sailing Union, Slovenian Sailing Federation, Trinidad and Tobago Yachting Association, Turkish Sailing Federation, Virgin Islands Sailing Association

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