Today at the ISAF Annual Conference in Estoril, Portugal, the ISAF President Development Award was presented to Mohamed AZZOUG, from Algeria.
ISAF President Göran PETERSSON made the presentation of the Development Award during today's meeting of the Regional Games Committee.
The ISAF President Development Award has been launched in 2007, ISAF's Centenary year, to recognize outstanding achievement in the development of sailing. Mohamed AZZOUG, President of the Fédération Algérienne de Voile, is the recipient of the 2007 Award.
On presenting the award, the ISAF President said, "Mohammed AZZOUG has been instrumental in the development of sailing in Algeria and north Africa. He is a perfect demonstration of how small steps and working in partnerships with key sports and government organizations can, and do, make a difference."
Mohammed's dedication and passion were instrumental in the success of the sailing events at this year's All African Games in Algeria. Firstly, ensuring sailing's inclusion on the programme, and then securing the supply of equipment for the one person dingy events. The Laser dinghies supplied have remained in Algeria, a great legacy from this year's Games and a massive boost for the nation's sailors.
Mohammed has also been an ISAF International Judge since 1990 and was an International Race Officer from 1998-2002
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