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29 March 2001, 05:17 pm
1907 - 2007 Centennial Celebrations 100 Years of the International Sailing Federation
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ISAF will be Celebrating 100 years of existence in 2007 and will be looking to create various events celebrating Sailing throughout the World.
A working party has been formed, chaired by HM King Constantine, to identify the ways by which 100 years of sailing can be celebrated and to utilise this opportunity in the best interests of the sport. As a guideline, it is proposed that the Celebrations for 2007 be considered in two ways:

firstly, the achievements which the ISAF Family - Member National Authorities and Classes - and via them the sailing world should endeavour to attain by 2007, and
secondly, the actual celebrations which will culminate in a pinnacle event in 2007.

But we need YOUR input and suggestions on how you feel such a celebration will benefit sailing in your country and promote our sport.

As part of the promotion of the 2007 Centenary, in Mid-2001 ISAF will launch a Centenary Logo design competition. Open to the youth sailors of the world and promoted via Member National Authorities, the winning logo will be used in all Centennial promotions and merchandising.

The following are some of the ideas already proposed:

World Sailing Day - an open day of sailing at clubs and other facilities to encourage as many people as possible to "have a go" at sailing;
Handicap Olympic Regatta - a handicap regatta for Olympic Medallists, in which they compete in the class of boat in which they won their Olympic Medal (preferably to the specification of the era);
History of ISAF - and evolution of sailing around the world;
Festival of Sailing - Celebration regatta(s) with major dinghy/yacht classes of the period, dinghies/yachts which have set records and/or made historic achievements, across all disciplines and spectrums of the sport;
Sailors of the past 100 years / Sailors of the Century - recognise the outstanding achievers;
Legacy of a sailing foundation to provide funding for future development.
However, to ensure these Celebrations are utilised to achieve the maximum benefit for sailing - we need you - sailors, member national authorities, classes, sailing clubs, sailing organisations - to provide input.

If your organisation has already experienced a Centenary, what did you do?

If your organisation is also celebrating 100 years in 2007, please advise the ISAF Secretariat.

We would be grateful if you could please take a few minutes to complete the following form and e-mail it to the ISAF Secretariat.
Suggestions on how to celebrate the ISAF Centennary

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