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Development & Youth Committee

Olivier BOVYN (FRA) Rob M'Crystal (RSA) - Vice-Chairman
Olivier Bovyn (FRA) - Chairman Rob M'Crystal (RSA) - Vice-Chairman
Abdullah Al Obaidli (UAE) Abdur Rehman ARSHAD (PAK) Halim Ben Rhouma (TUN)
Abdullah Al Obaidli (UAE) Abdur Rehman Arshad (PAK) Halim Ben Rhouma (TUN)
Walter Cavalucci (ITA) Carel Heijnen (NED) Harry Hermon (IRL)
Walter Cavalucci (ITA) Carel Heijnen (NED) Harry Hermon (IRL)
Ulfur Hrobjartsson (ISL) Sheila McCurdy (USA) Elena PAPAZOGLOU (CYP)
Ulfur Hrobjartsson (ISL) Sheila McCurdy (USA) Elena Papazoglou (CYP)
Maria Adela Perez (VEN) Marina Psichogiou (GRE) Nadine Stegenwalner (GER)
Maria Adela Perez (VEN) Marina Psichogiou (GRE) Nadine Stegenwalner (GER)
Emrah Surmen (TUR) Rodney Wee Hong Tan (SIN) Anne Tierney (COK)
Emrah Surmen (TUR) Rodney Wee Hong Tan (SIN) Anne Tierney (COK)
Iskra Yovkova (BUL)
Iskra Yovkova (BUL)

Terms of reference

6.3.3 The Development and Youth Committee shall:

(a) be responsible for the appointment and removal of *ISAF nominated experts to run ISAF technical courses for coaches;(see appointment criteria below. For an application form and further detailed information please contact ISAF training@isaf.co.uk )

  1. Practical Sailing / Coaching competence and experience at International Level.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of coaching schemes in both Participation (learn to sail) / Performance (learn to race) pathways.
  3. National Qualifications / Certification (eg. European Coaching Framework - EQF equivalent) from 'Recognized' training schemes (Dinghy, Keelboat, Windsurf, Multihull, Yacht, Kiteboard, Powerboat, VHF, First Aid).
  4. Nominated for appointment by an ISAF Member National Authority.

Additional requirements:

  • Assisting an experienced Nominated Expert in the running of one Technical Course prior to full appointment (this will be arranged by ISAF upon receipt of application)
  • Attendance at a Continual Professional Development (CPD) event hosted by ISAF minimum period of once every two years.
  • Appropriate working knowledge of Anti-Doping applicable to the category at which appointed and in accordance with latest available WADA guidelines.

Categories of appointment as ISAF Nominated Expert: (Categories of appointment will depend on experience level and an individual Expert may therefore be appointed in more than one category)

  1. Learn to Sail (LTS) - Discipline specific skills eg Dinghy, Keelboat, Windsurf, Multihull, Yacht, Kiteboard etc
  2. Learn to Race (LTR) - Discipline specific skills eg Dinghy, Keelboat, Windsurf, Multihull, Yacht, Kiteboard etc
  3. Inspector (INS) - Multi discipline experience at National level.
  4. Mentor (MEN) - Used with Development of National Sports Structure (DNSS) - Multi discipline experience at Internationl Level

(b) recommend to the Council the ISAF Development Plan, agree priorities and monitor progress;

(c) recommend to the Council strategic development issues, budget requirements and policy;

(d) ensure that the ISAF Development Plan is consistent with the ISAF Strategic Plan;

(e) ensure that the ISAF Development Plan and other Committee activities are focused on achieving the stated objectives of the Committee; and

(f) consult with other ISAF Committees and other organisations on issues relevant to Development.

*The list of ISAF nominated experts can be found in the Committees section of the ISAF Yearbook under Development and Youth Committee.

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