The South Pacific Games 2007 sailors who competed on day three of competition were some of the first in the world to take part in a global celebration of sailing.
Members of different South Pacific Games sailing teams ranging from Samoa to the Solomon Islands, posed this morning at 0900 holding the ISAF flag bearing the logo that was specially commissioned for this event.
Commenting on the ISAF event, Chief Sailing Judge, Ralph ROBERTS, said the opportunity to participate now meant teams from all the nations competing at the Games were united under the 'sail the world' event.
'The South Pacific Games are excited to be a part of the ISAF family as they celebrate one hundred years of sailing',
said Mr ROBERTS.
The event aims to get as many people world wide out on the water as possible, regardless of the vessel they are in. All people are welcome to participate whether they are in a super yacht or a dinghy.
In Samoa the competitors at Mulifanua sailed Hobie catamarans and Lasers. Sailing officials decided to start the 'sail the world' participation a little earlier than the first of September due to schedule constraints.