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11 September 2007, 11:11 am
Bids Invited For Future Youth Worlds
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Action from this year's Youth Worlds in Canada

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships

ISAF is now accepting bids to host the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 2011 onwards.
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAF's longest running event, having taken place every year since the first Youth Worlds hosted by Sweden in 1971. The 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the eighth Youth Worlds to be sponsored by Volvo, took place from 12-21 July, sailed out of the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Next year the Youth Worlds heads to Denmark, followed by Brazil in 2009, whilst Turkey will host the 40th edition of the ISAF Youth Worlds in 2010.

In advance of the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference, ISAF is accepting bids to host the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 2011 onwards.

All ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) are invited to bid for this pinnacle youth event. MNAs interested in bidding should contact the ISAF Secretariat to receive the bid manual.

Deadline for bids is 12 October 2007. Bids will be reviewed by the ISAF Youth World Championship Sub-Committee during its meeting at the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference in November.

About The ISAF Youth Worlds

The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAF's longest running event, having taken place every year since the first Youth Worlds hosted by Sweden in 1971. The 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship took place from 12-21 July, sailed out of the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

2007 was the eighth ISAF Youth Worlds to be sponsored by Volvo. Australia are the current holders of the Volvo Trophy, awarded annually to the top performing nation at the Youth Worlds.

Past notable winners include American's Cup skippers, Chris DICKSON (NZL) and Russell COUTTS (NZL), Volvo Ocean Race sailor Stuart BANNATYNE (NZL) and many Olympic Champions including Robert SCHEIDT (BRA), Ben AINSLIE (GBR) and Siren SUNDBY (NOR).

The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) assists young athletes from developing sailing nations attend the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. Since its launch the APP has helped over 100 sailors attend the Championships, further spreading the appeal of youth sailing's premier event.

Find out more about the Youth Worlds at www.sailing.org/youthworlds.

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