470 World Championship
13 Oct 15
Launching off the beach into the warm azure waters off Haifa Bay, the 2015 470 World Championships got underway today in Israel.
International 470 Class
Date of Birth:
Winthrop Scott Perry
The ISAF is over-dependent on IOC income, we need to find and exploit other sources.
To encourage participation by all ISAF members we need the services of simultaneous translators at all major ISAF meetings.
I would also look into the possibility of live online broadcasting of ISAF Council meetings.
I would review the policy of holding Council meetings in different places. This is an expensive exercise for all those who attend and discourages participation.
The ISAF has not grown in tandem to accommodate the expansion of the ISAF membership. We must review the present structure of the Council, the Annual Meeting and the General Assembly to take account not only the expanded ISAF membership but also the weight and importance of each member.
Being from a small emerging sailing nation I know the needs, problems and aspirations of emerging sailing nations. We need to better address and accommodate those members.
|J24 - 1999 World Championship, Genoa, ITALY
IMS - 1997 and 1999 Copa del Rey, Mallorca,. SPAIN
Mumm 30 - 2000 Key West Week, Florida, USA
Soling - 2007 World Championships, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Presently own and race a classic 1947 50 foot wooden sloop.
|2011 - Present - President, Pan American Sailing Federation - previously Uruguay's delegate.
2007 - Present - Uruguay's delegate, South American Sailing Confederation
2003 - Present - National Judge, Uruguay
Roles Within ISAF
|Regional Games Committee - member for 14 years and Chairman for last 4
Constitution Committee - member for last 4 years and on several Working Parties
Olympic Commission - member for whole period of its existence about 3 years
Other ISAF activity:
- helped recruit several new MNAs
- resolved a conflict between the MNA and the sailing federation in Paraguay
- with an ISAF vice president and member of the Secretariat had sailing adopted as an optional sport for the Commonwealth Games
On behalf of the ISAF travelled to many regional games in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, Mozambique, Brazil and Spain
United Kingdom - RYA/DOT Yachtmaster Offshore (Certificate no. 20164 issued 14 March 2001)
ANT Antigua Sailing Association
ARG Federacion Argentina de Yachting
BAR Barbados Sailing Association
BER Bermuda Sailing Association
CAN Canadian Yachting Association
CHI Federacion Chilena de Navegacion a Vela
DOM Federacion Dominicana de Vela
|ECU Federacion Ecuatoriana de Yachting
ISV Virgin Islands Sailing Association
IVB Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club
KOR Korea Sailing Federation
LCA St Lucia Sailing Association
MOZ Federação Moçambicana de Vela e Canoagem
PAK Pakistan Sailing Federation
|PER Federacion Peruana de Vela
PUR Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico
QAT Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation
RSA South African Sailing
URU Yacht Club Uruguayo
USA US SAILING
VEN Federacion Venezolana de Vela