World Sailing, the sport's governing body, has appointed Scott Over from OC Sport, the international events company that organises the Extreme Sailing Series, the international ‘stadium racing’ circuit, as its new commercial director.
Over, who held the commercial director position within OC Sport's sailing division, will officially join World Sailing on 4 March.
He is a former event operations manager at the International Tennis Federation.
Andy Hunt, World Sailing's chief executive, said: "Scott will be a great asset to the organisation as we continue to further grow and develop our successful commercial partnership programmes and supporting our members with knowledge and expertise from across the sport."
Over added: "Sailing has experienced big changes, some incredible growth and I am looking forward to being part of its next steps. I cannot wait to get to work with the team at World Sailing, it's fantastic family of members and partners who together will continue to drive our world-class sport and help deliver its expanding potential."
Hugh CHambers, World Sailing's chief commercial officer, quit towards the end of 2018 to take on the chief executive post at the UK's Motorsport Association.
World Sailing relocated its headquarters from Southampton on England’s south coast to London in 2017, in part in a bid to be closer to major brands.