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4 May 2011, 02:53 pm
ISAF Training Resources Licence For South Africa
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South African Sailing Personalised Training Resources

ISAF Training And Development Department
Southampton, UK

The ISAF Training and Development Department is very pleased to announce that South African Sailing has signed a licence agreement for the amended content, print and sale of the two new ISAF Training Resources in South Africa. These are the Personal Logbook and the Coaching Fundamentals.
South African Sailing recently became the third ISAF Member to undergo a successful inspection of their national training programme and the signing of this licence will enable all sailors and coaches in the country to benefit from the information contained within the newly created resources.

ISAF is fortunate to have benefitted from the IOC International Federations Development Fund which helped with in developing these resources and hopes to have another four titles ready by November 2011.

National Training Manager for South Africa Rob Holden explained why SAS have signed up, "South African Sail Training did not have any training resources of their own and as we have a brand new training scheme and the task of developing these resources on top of developing and maintaining this scheme was daunting, it was with great relief that we saw that the SAF Training and Development Department was producing a high quality set of recourses that we could use as templates for a very reasonable fee.

"We have been able to make these resources work for South Africa by amending the content and structure to suit our specific national training syllabus, something that was not possible before the advent of these MNA specific resources. It was without hesitation that we decided to purchase the rights to the first two publications."

If your country is in need of training resources for both Coaches and Sailors and you would like to discuss the possibility of purchasing the rights to any of our publications why not get in touch with the Training and Development Department at ISAF here.

Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager said of the announcement, "This recent partnership between ISAF and its member in South Africa highlights the way in which we are working to support our members.

"The process of developing, writing and designing a publication is a long and costly one and by us doing the hard work, those of our members that do not have the money or personnel to work on these types of resources can benefit from this service.

"The cost of purchasing the licence is designed to be affordable for any size MNA and takes into account t the need for them to generate revenue for their national programme through the sale of these publications to the sailing community in their own country. The pictures and text can be amended and the words translated. As we develop the range we hope that many more countries will let us know what they want to see in the range of publications and sign up."

We wish South Africa and all of the other MNAs who are currently working towards using these publications to compliment their National Learn to Sail Training Programme all the best and look forward to sharing more success stories with all of you, our international members, as we develop more resources for you to use.

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