Mozambique's Maria Mabjaia is just like any other sailor heading to the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia this December. She has a passion, sporting aspirations and dreams that any young sports person would have.
The ISAF Youth Worlds Emerging Nations Program has opened the door for 28 nations to sail at the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships set to be held from 27 December to 3 January 2016 in Langkawi, Malaysia.
More than 140 sailors from 31 nations will sail across the three Paralympic sailing events at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships set to be held in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November through to 3 December.
ISAF Member National Authority delegates working in Training, Coaching and Development within the MNA are invited to attend the 2016 Development Symposium set to be held in Singapore from 2-4 February 2016.
Andrew Murdoch kept the home crowd happy on the opening day of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand after winning the opening race to lead overnight. After two races, he is on equal points with defending champion Giles Scott (GBR) with Ed Wright (GBR) nine points back. The second race was won by Björn Allansson (SWE).
At the end of August ten sailors from six countries, supported by their coaches, attended the first ISAF Paralympic Development Program clinic in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.
Led by Betsy Alison, US Sailing Paralympic Coach and Chair of the Disabled Sailing Committee, with support from Matt Grier, Royal Yachting Association Paralympic Development Coach and Jacob Haug, a 2.4mR coach sailors and coaches were put through their paces.
Throughout the clinic sailors benefited from on-water expertise, sailing in the Paralympic one-person keelboat, the 2.4mR, as well as daily on-shore briefings.
World Sailing TV were on-hand to capture the moment and you can view the video here.