Busan is the largest harbour city in Korea and has a proud sailing history, having hosted the 1988 Olympic Sailing Competition, where the gold medal winners included Jose Luis DORESTE BLANCO (ESP) and Jochen SCHUEMANN (GER). In 2002, Busan also played host to the 2002 Asian Games, whilst last year the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship came to the city. Amongst the winners then was Paige RAILEY (USA), who yesterday was named as the 2006 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year.
2009 will be the second time the ISAF Annual Conference has been held in Asia, and the first time in Korea.
The 2007 ISAF Annual Conference will take place Athens, Greece. In 2008 Palma de Mallorca, Spain will host the Conference.
The ISAF Meetings microsite - www.sailing.org - contains the Agendas, Supporting Papers and Submission from past meetings, 1997 to date. Via the online Minutes Archive you can access all past minutes of ISAF Committee Meetings from 1993 to date.
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