The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) invites applications to the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme for the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) was created in 2002 and assists athletes with attending the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship by offering coaching support and financial subsidies towards the entry fee and travel costs. The World Youth Sailing Trust provides a Championship coach. The APP is targeted at sailors from nations in Subscription Categories 1, 2 and 3.
Thanks to APP funding a total of ten nations - including the Cook Islands, Cuba, El Salvador, Serbia, Botswana and Paraguay - have been able to compete at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.
The APP allows athletes, via their Member National Authority to apply for support in the following ways:
Event Coaching and Support
Athletes who are not able to travel with a team leader or coach are able to apply for coaching support. The on-site Championship coach will be available for pre and post race briefings and other essential event support.
Entry Fee Subsidy
Athletes may apply for a subsidy towards the event entry fee.
Athletes may apply for a subsidy towards their travel expenses in order to attend the Championship.
All ISAF Member National Authorities have been sent the ISAF APP Application Form. The form must be returned to the ISAF Secretariat by 17:00 UTC on 6 February 2012. If you would like further information please contact the Competitions Team at the ISAF Secretariat - click here to send an email
2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
The 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will take place in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland from 12-21 July 2012.
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is open to competitors aged under 19 in the year of the championship (i.e. for Ireland, under 19 on 31 December 2012) in the events and equipment listed below (all supplied), the Youth Worlds occupies a unique place in the sailing calendar. Simply getting to the championship is a major achievement for most as entry is limited to one boat per nation, per event, meaning sailors first having to win through their national qualification series.
Event - Equipment
Boy's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Girl's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Boy's Two Person Dinghy - 420
Girl's Two Person Dinghy - 420
Boy's Windsurfer - RS:X with 8.5m2 sail
Girl's Windsurfer - RS:X with 8.5m2 sail
Open Multihull - Sirena SL16
Open Skiff - 29er
Entry details have been sent to all ISAF MNAs who are reminded that the deadline for submitting the Boat Reservation Form is 31 January 2012.
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Website - www.isafyouthworlds.com