World Championships; Offshore classics; Regional, Continental and International Regattas as well as the annual inshore classics from around the world; Awards; World Records; momentous happenings and the year's news from the ISAF Member National Authorities and Classes all make the 2004 review a definitive record of all that has happened in the sport over the last 12 months.
2004 reached its climax in August and September, as almost all the eyes of the sporting World were focused on the capital of Greece for the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nearly 500 athletes and their throngs of fans and support staff centered on the Saronic Gulf in 13 events lasting over four weeks in heat of the Mediterranean.
It was also a landmark year for the International Sailing Federation, as in November we said goodbye to ISAF President, Paul HENDERSON, who retired after a dedicated ten years at the helm of the ship and a total of 24 years serving ISAF. In that 10 years, the sport that saw some of the greatest and most forward thinking progressions it has seen since the Racing Rules were made global nearly a century ago.
The 2004 ISAF Year in Review will be published in a series of five articles on the newly redesigned ISAF Website, www.sailing.org.
Including photographs, links to the most poignant stories of the year in a printable format, it will be tough to miss.
Publication dates will be as follows:
Issue One: January, February, March - 8 December 2004
Issue Two: April and May - 15 December 2004
Issue Three: June and July - 22 December 2004
Issue Four: August and September - 29 December 2004
Issue Five: October, November, December - 5 January 2005