Event Partners

Yann Rocherieux (FRA)

Name: Yann Rocherieux
Year of Birth: 1983
Nationality: French
Residence: France
First language: French
Other languages: English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Candidates Goals

It is important to me that we work together to ensure World Sailing remains relevant and modern, and to keep World Sailing financial healthy for a sustainable future.

- Our sport is facing many challenges to attract a younger audience and to become more gender equal. Regardless of our age, we all agree to follow this path, encouraging and supporting more women, and younger sailors to the sport. When implementation time comes, my candidacy by being younger will definitely help

- I would like to ensure some continuity with the previous Board, someone who has an understanding of the organisation, the challenges and opportunities we are facing - I am comfortable and able to deal with the constant demand of calendars, logistics and issues that only someone who is close to the competition would know.

- I am aware that our sport is connected to nature, but that a lot of work still needs to be done to be a "greener, more sustainable sport!" - I truly want to continue to volunteer for sailing, a sport which brings me so much year after year.

- Our world is constantly changing and the proper set of priorities will need to be finalised all together right after the election.

- The above goal will be achieved thanks to my energy and having a constant exchange of ideas with you and all the sailors, along with my current 4 years' experience with the Board

- I retired after four Olympic campaigns in 2016, and therefore I am still actively involved in the youth pathway of our sport and incredibly knowledgeable

- I have the free time to be properly involved for the best of our organisation, our sailors and the future of our sport.

Sailing Career

2008 Beijing Olympian (10th / 49er Class)

2012 49er European Champion

Training partner for the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games (49er)

Laser sailor before going to doubel handed career

Sailing Administration

Athlete Commission member 2012-2016

Chair of the Athlete Commission and WS Board Member 2016-2020

Volunteer at Marseille National Training Center

Roles within World Sailing

Ambassador for WS sponsor hospitality programm (2018- 2019)

Board of Directors 2016-2020

Athlete commission member dedicated to the Equipment Committee 2012-2016


Nominating MNAs

Australian Sailing, Bahamas Sailing Association, Barbados Sailing Association, Belize Sailing Association, Bermuda Sailing Association, Cambodian Sailing Federation, Cayman Islands Sailing Club, Cuban Sailing Federation, Danish Sailing Association, Deutscher Segler Verband, Federacione Argentina de Vela, Federacion Dominicana de Vela, Fédération Française de Voile, Federación Peruana de Vela, Fédération Tahitienne de Voile, Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico, Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation, Irish Sailing, Israel Sailing Association, Jamaica Yachting Association, Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond, Pago Pago Yacht Club, Polish Yachting Association, Romanian Sailing Federation, Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, Royal Yachting Association, Sail Canada, Sailing Federation of Ukraine, Singapore Sailing Federation, South Africa Sailing, Swedish Sailing Federation, Trinidad and Tobago Yachting Association, Turkish Sailing Federation, US Sailing, Yachting New Zealand

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