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The world of professional sailing is a complex one, featuring myriad events and disciplines, huge technical challenges, big money, a selection of the world's most glamorous locations and some of the toughest challenges in sport. Either in-port or out at sea, there are also serious commercial challenges facing all the major competitions and teams in a sport which relies on sponsorship. The Black Book of Sailing, published this September, is your guide to the commercial side of a sport which has always attracted major brands and major investments but increasingly faces a fight to do so.

Featuring opinion, analysis and statistics from all the major events and series, the Black Book of Sailing will be an unrivalled business companion for those already investing in sailing and those thinking about doing so.

A publication from the creators of the Black Book, the independent business guide to the Formula One world championship – now in its tenth year – the Black Book of Sailing will also feature a guide to the destinations using sailing to drive tourism and business, a dedicated lifestyle section focusing on sailing’s high-end values, and a contacts directory designed to put you in touch with the sport’s powerbrokers.

Packed with contemporary information & sport statistics about the Sailing industry, the strategy behind the Sailing Black Book is to review in text and numbers of the previous season and the new season. Your business guide to the main sailing events,properties and competitions, featuring:

  •     America's Cup/America's Cup World Series
  •     Volvo Ocean Race
  •     Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
  •     IMOCA/Vendee Globe/Velux 5 Oceans
  •     Extreme Sailing Series
  •     Alpari World Match Racing Tour
  •     ISAF Sailing World Cup/ISAF Sailing World Championship
  •     National teams and federations

"SportsPro Magazine has been a very successful platform for communicating the unique nature of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to a global and highly influential sports sponsorship audience. The professionalism and responsiveness of the advertising and editorial teams is exceptional.”

Jonathan Levy, Director of Business Development, Clipper Ventures


"SportsPro is an in-depth, informative read every month, and its online output is second to none. It’s an invaluable tool for those of us in the sports sponsorship industry.”

Tim Ellerton,
Global Sponsorship Manager,  Heineken International


SportsPro is an essential read every month. It provides valuable insights to what is happening in the business of sports worldwide. I do look forward to SportsPro being there with us and see them continue to provide their wideranging focus and in-depth articles.”

Paul Meulendijk,
Vice President and Head of Sponsorship, MasterCard Europe