Business Network

The DARK BLUE BOOK started life as a directory, but the true value in the initiative lies in the business relationships that can be forged through the industry contacts in the DARK BLUE BOOK community through our different platforms including online and real-world events.

The Sailsport Business Network

The Dark Blue Book business network brings together people working in the industry of yacht racing and the sport of sailing via multiple channels.

Membership of the network is by invitation or referral only. Members must show evidence of current involvement in the sport or satisfy the membership committee that being involved can add value to the community.

Online Networking Events

We’ve teamed up with Powerblitz, an online networking platform to deliver virtual networking events – bringing influencers in the sport of sailing together from around the world to do business and discuss issues important to the sport. Our online networking events are by invitation only. Find out more.

The Dark Blue Book Influencer Panel

We conduct regular surveys of the industry to gain insights from our highly qualified panel. Many of our opinion leaders are successful in business as well as sailing and the information obtained from our surveys provides useful back-up for making the best business decisions possible. Places on the panel are strictly limited. Find out more.

Networking Events & ‘Power Dinners’

Join other business leaders in the sport of sailing and yacht racing to discuss partnerships and opportunities. Some of our events will feature presentations from leaders in other areas of sport or techn0logy or media, others will provide a platform to build your contacts in the industry.