Last Day For 2015 ISAF Development Symposium Registration

The 2015 ISAF Development Symposium USA, in New Orleans is happening from 19-21 January 2015 in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel with enrollment January.
To get a registration form and additional details please contact Development section and the ISAF Training here.
The 2015 ISAF Development Symposium will soon be hosted in collaboration. Complete details for enrolling of the function and details may be discovered through the US Sailing web site here.

International delegation size is restricted to no more than two representatives per MNA and delegates must be officially supported by the National Sailing Federation (ISAF MNA) of their state before they are able to attend.
Over 30 delegates from 18 countries are going to be with a lot of the delegates intending to stay on for the US Sailing NSPS occasion in attendance.
The Development Symposium page of the ISAF web site features a draft program summarizing presentation sessions and all discussion workshops. Included in these are:
– International Kiteboard Training Centers and ISAF Recognized Training for MNAs
Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager remarked, “Our members have consistently asked for ‘additional value’ in occasions which ISAF sponsor and, by empowering our international delegates to participate in an extremely popular national occasion our MNA in the US puts on each year, the NSPS, we’re giving our members an opportunity to blend with over 300 sail training programmes programmers, trainers, community sailing job volunteers along with invited guest speakers and other MNAs. The capacity to share advice with other like minded individuals from inside the business is a key not to only creating suggestions on the best way to do things otherwise but to help reassure delegates that they’re not all facing problems that are unique to growing involvement in sailing. The sense of community is real at these occasions and that I support all those MNAs that haven’t yet filed to take action when they can. I enjoy seeing every single one of these in New Orleans in January.”

Sydney Sailmakers’ First Day Win

Following on from winning the NSW 12ft Skiff Championship in November, the in-form Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson pushed Sydney Sailmakers to a good start on Sydney Harbour in Race 1 of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion and galloped away to win by a huge margin.
Sailing from the start near Shark Island to the first mark, the Beashel Buoy in a building northeasterly on a wavy Harbour, Sydney Sailmakers initially led Brett Hobson/Brad Phillips sailing Geotherm (second at the NSW Championship) and the Kiwi entry, Little Bus (Chris Reid/Andrew Clarke).

The trio seemed to be extending away from the rest of the Aussie and Kiwi fleet competing in the 55th running of the annual stoush between Australia and New Zealand and held alternately in each country. Eventually Alex Vallings/Fraser Brown on C-Tech White (NZL) found the overtaking lane and left their countrymen behind on the run back to Shark Island, while Sydney Sailmakers distanced itself from the rest, her crew not putting a foot wrong.

By the second run to Shark Island, the seaway and increasing breeze had taken its toll, causing frequent capsizes and some breakages. Unlucky was one of the crew aboard Cougar, who after a capsize was struggling to move with a reoccurring pinched nerve and back problem.

As a number rushed to assist, Geotherm capsized and C-Tech White hit a mark, leaving the gate open for Little Bus to steam through, but there was no catching Sydney Sailmakers which stormed home to win by over two minutes to Little Bus. C-Tech White was third and an unhappy Brett Hobson skippered Geotherm to fourth.

Cautious as ever, Press said of their win: “In the end we had a good win. The first two works were tight with Geotherm and the Kiwis. We kept it simple and didn’t make any major mistakes and had some fun rides along the way. It’s definitely good to win – you can’t ask for a better start to a regatta.

Little Bus skipper, Chris Reid added:  “A perfect first day. We’re happy to kick off the Interdominion with a second.”

In response to Sydney Sailmakers’ big win, Reid said: “Every squirrel gets its nut and tomorrow is another day. Those guys know the Harbour really well, but I’ve sailed on it a few times too – and it’s anyone’s on the right day.”

Most chose to use their number three rigs, but the only female in the fleet, Adrienne Cahalan and her crew Brett Phillips on Chapman High Performance Sailing, went with the smaller number 4 rig and finished 20th.

“We had a good day, but we had a swim at Bradley’s Head – it was costly and shouldn’t have happened,” said Cahalan..

In all, six boats did not finish, putting them on the back foot for tomorrow’s Races 2 and 3, starting from 2.30pm.

The 12- ace 12ft Skiff Interdominion is hosted by the Australian18 Footers League at Double Bay, assisted by the Double Bay Sailing Club and will conclude on 10 January.

Barcelona World Race

Happy New Year! The Rolex Sydney Hobart found while a merited total success was for Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose Wild Oats XI win line honours for an eighth time. Sail was set by the Barcelona World Race .
The runners and riders and information about some class that is fascinating developments for the race. Neal McDonald is of the Volvo Ocean Race to race leg 3, while Jack Bouttell is obtaining ride.