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Disabled Sailing World Body To Merge With ISAF
#IFDS - The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has agreed to a merger with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) that will secure the future of competitive sailing for athletes with disabilities. The ISAF's official website explains that the merger,…
Ireland's Gordon Davies Appointed International ISAF Judge
#internationaljudge – Gordon Davies is the newest addition to Ireland's line up of international sailing officials. The Bray Sailing Club member was appointed an International Judge (IJ) at this week's ISAF conference in Oman bringing the number of Irish World…
Belcher Makes it Third Time Lucky at ISAF World Sailor Awards
ISAF has announced the winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are (Male) Mathew Belcher (AUS) (Female) Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) Having being nominated twice before in 2010 and 2012, it proved to…
Irish Sailors to the Fore in International Sailing Administration
#isaf – Ireland is punching well above its weight in the administration of world sailing. After the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) world conference held in Dun Laoghaire last November there have been a number of Irish sailors appointed to key…
Latest ISAF World Sailor Rankings Released
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 12 December 2012 have been released. Top three by class: Men's 470 1. Matthew Belcher / Malcolm Page (also crewed with William Ryan), AUS 2. Panagiotis Kampouridis / Panagiotis Kampouridis, GRE 3. Gideon Kliger…
New ISAF Council Announced in Dublin
#isaf – Ireland continues to be represented at the highest level in international sailing with The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announcement of its new members of the ISAF Council, the final decision-making body of ISAF. The new members of the…
ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year for 2012 Announced Tonight
#ISAF - In just a few hours the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex will announce the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year in Dublin. The award ceremony will take place during a dinner hosted at the historic…
Schull To Host ISAF World Team Racing Championships
Sailing teams from Australia, Japan, United States, Thailand, Italy, Spain and Ireland will converge on Schull next week (August 27th - September 4th) to contest the ISAF World Team Racing Championships at both open and youth level writes Vincent Ahern.…
ISAF Vote Keelboats out of 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition
ISAF Council voted keelboats out of the Olympics today when the slate, previously adopted by the Events Committee, achieved  a majority(19/37) of the votes cast. The news that the Star keelboat would be dropped had been feared for some time. …
ISAF Vote Could Wipe Keelboats from the Olympics
Today at ISAF's world sailing mid-year meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, the ISAF Events Committee passed a vote recommending that ISAF Council select the following events/equipment for the 2016 Olympic Games. Event Men Women Mixed Board and Kiteboard Board and/…
ISAF Sets Out Stall at Annual Conference
ISAF President Göran Petersson set out the challenges ahead as he delivered his opening address, the President's Report, to the ISAF Council members during their first day of meetings at the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference held in Athens, Greece this…
No Recommendation for Mens Keelboat Poses Problem for Star
There was big news yesterday from the ISAF events committee meeting in Athens. The conference blog reports A 'packed session' heard the Events Committee's recommendation on the provisional Olympic events and equipment for 2016.  The Events Committee recommends: - Board or…
ISAF Announce Slingsby and Manchon as World Sailors of 2010
ISAF announced the male and female winners of the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:Blanca Manchon (ESP) and Tom Slingsby (AUS).Blanca Manchon was nominated for the third time this year and had her family and friends…
Finn Dinghy Vid Proves a Big Hit
After the Finn class released its video 'Sailing at its best' on YouTube last week, the response has been nothing short of phenomenal say the class officials. The video is part of a campaign to ISAF to keep the class…
Finn Fights to Stay Olympic Dinghy Class
Next week at the ISAF Annual Meeting in Athens, the Olympic Commission recommendations and guidance will be debated and discussed with decisions to be taken by Council for Olympic classes for the 2016 Olympics. The Council are going to be asked to…
ISAF announce World Sailor of the Year Nominees
ISAF received nominations for the 2009 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009…

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