ISAF President Development Award Presented To Rob Andrews

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has presented the ISAF President Development Award to London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition manager Rob Andrews.
The Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development of sailing. Rob Andrews already had a long and illustrious career in sailing when he was appointed to the role of Sailing Manager for London 2012. Through his tireless work in this role he has contributed enormously to a significant lasting legacy for sailing.

New naming rights sponsor for NZ’s only ISAF Grade One regatta

Yachting New Zealand is proud to announce that New Zealand’s premier Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta has a new name: Oceanbridge Sail Auckland. Oceanbridge, a New Zealand owned and operated international shipping and freight specialist, has come on board as the naming rights sponsor for this annual regatta which will next be held from 2-5 February 2013.

Ten year old kiwi has a win in Miami

Ten year old Sean Herbert of Auckland’s Manly Sailing Club has won the Under 13 division of the World O’pen Bic Cup competing in the USA.

The regatta staged at the Miami Yacht Club from November 1st – 3rd, included three age categories with racing for girls and boys. “Conditions in Miami were moderately light which was to be expected especially after hurricane Sandy. The second day of racing was probably the most frustrating with event organizers trying to get in races with the light wind and extreme heat,” explains Sean’s Mum Amanda Herbert.

ISAF Sailing World Cup:Miami named as American Venue

Miami, USA has been named as the fifth venue of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
Set to be held at US Sailing Center Miami from 26 January to 2 February 2013, the regatta will form part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup until 2016 and will be the second stop in the 2012-2013 series following on from Melbourne, Australia and preceding Palma, Spain and Hyeres, France.

ISAF General Assembly 2012 – Election Of ISAF Officers

The election of Officers of the International Sailing Federation, will take place at the ISAF General Assembly in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland on 10 November 2012.
The ISAF Annual General Meeting is held at the close of the Annual Conference, and every fourth year is known as the General Assembly and brings together all of the Member National Authorities (MNAs), who represent the nations within ISAF. At the 2012 General Assembly attendees will go about their usual business which includes reviews of subscriptions, applications for full or affiliate membership, ISAF Class Championships and any regulations made or amended.

EUROSAF Innovations in Olympic Sailing

Last week EUROSAF announced the dates of a new series of regattas in Europe, under the name EUROSAF Champions Sailing League. After due consideration, it has been decided that the series should be renamed EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup.

The aim of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup is to provide the best possible competition for Olympic and Paralympic Classes. The series is based on established regattas within Europe, in order to guarantee the highest level of event and race management.

Coaches quotes during the olympics


YNZ high performance manager Jez Fanstone has highlighted peter burling and blair tukes diligence.

"It is testament to all the hard work they have done over three and a half years in every aspect of the sport."

The pair's success reflects comments that Fanstone, who is also their coach, made before the regatta.

"The detail they put into the programme and the way they operate is world-class. They have a good mix of skills. Pete is an engineer and is detailed on the equipment. Blair is a bit more outgoing so drives communication."


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