International Sailing Summit runs Aug. 18-20Posted on
Sail America opens its International Sailing Summit Aug. 18 in San Francisco in conjunction with the Americas Cup racing thats under way.
The summit will open with a welcome reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Francis Yacht Club, following an optional afternoon of Louis Vuitton challenger races viewed from a special roped-off area for ISS participants.
A day and a half of seminars and networking opportunities will follow. Seminar topics include the state of the industry, the next generation of sailors and the future of sailing.
Among the speakers are:
Thom Dammrich, president of the NMMA
Frank Savage, Savage Holdings LLC
Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media (Trade Onlys parent company)
Iain Murray and Stan Honey, America’s Cup Race Management
Johnny Heineken, 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
Registering for the ISS is required to attend the reception and dinner. A limited number of on-site tickets will be available. Sail America recommends registering prior to Aug. 15.
There will be no parking at the yacht club during the summit because of the America’s Cup.