The ISAF Youth World Sailing Championship has been held annually since 1971, and has taken place in cities all over the world, Marathon - Greece, Rhode Island - USA, Capetown - South Africa, Sydney - Australia and Busan - Korea to name just a few.
Since 2002 the Athlete Participation Programme has enabled 77 sailors from all five continents to attend the Championship.
2006 sees a continuation of this programme and the long term funding aspect of it enables developing countries to plan their participation and prepare their
teams for future Youth Worlds, secure in the knowledge that funding will be available for them. Puerto Rico for example, as they will be taking part for the fourth consecutive year with help from the Athlete Participation Programme.
We are delighted to welcome Barbados, Jamaica and Pakistan to The ISAF Youth World Championships for the first time, and welcome back to Columbia after a 12 year absence.
ISAF will be providing travel and entry fee subsidies for Athlete Participation Programme Sailors, with the accommodation, food and airport shuttle service included in the entry fee. All equipment will be provided with the exceptions detailed in the Notice of Race which will soon be available on the Event Website.
The 14 female and 10 male Sailors being funded in 2006 are (click on the sailors name to link to personal information)
Nahuel ABRAM (ARG)
Mariela SALERNO (ARG)
Kai CHAPLIN (BAH)
Gregory DOUGLAS (BAR)
Yoan Georgiev KOLEV (BUL)
Yana MARKOVA (BUL)
Arantza Gumucio JARAS (CHI)
Maria Claudia RAMIREZ(COL)
Jesus Alberto Gallardo CABRERA (CUB)
Liliana Roman JORDAN (CUB)
Pedro Luis Leiva HERNANDEZ (CUB)
Clairen Diaz ALONSO (CUB)
Luis Roberto Ramirez HERRERA (ESA)
Cy THOMPSON (ISV)
Beverly GOMEZ (JAM)
Anna AILE (LAT)
Mileviciute AUSRA (LTU)
Ujula MIR MASOOD (PAK)
Alvaro GALDOS (PER)
Angela ALBELA (PUR)
Beth GERTRUDE (SEY)
Jean SHRONE (SEY)
Ocenasova NIKOLA (SVK)
Olsonova LUCIA (SVK)
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