A recommendation for full accreditation of the Yachting New Zealand National Sail Training Programme has been successfully approved following an 'ISAF Recognized Training' audit visit from 27 - 30 October 2013.
The visit included a comprehensive review of the national programme management at the YNZ Headquarters in Auckland, combined with visits to a range of Training Venues such as a Keelboat club in Wellington, a dinghy club on Auckland's North Shore and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
A full report on the Yachting New Zealand audit visit will soon be available here
on the ISAF website.
Speaking on behalf of Yachting New Zealand their Participation and Development Manager Andrew Clouston said, "Yachting New Zealand is delighted to receive accreditation for ISAF Recognized Training. We believe we have very good national programmes for sailors and coaches, and it is great to have ISAF recognise this. We found the audit process useful, providing us with an opportunity to share with ISAF how we run our programmes and also reflect on how other MNA's deliver their National Training Programmes. Yachting New Zealand is happy to be part of this global practice of sharing good practice."
Dan Jaspers, Training and Development Manager at ISAF said, "I am very pleased to have Yachting New Zealand on board with this area of our work. I have worked closely with Andrew Clouston to build the relationship and this accreditation result is a wonderful addition to the success of both of our efforts. Having seen the Training Programmes of Yachting New Zealand presented to the delegates at our Oman-based Development Symposium by Andrew earlier this year it was clear to me and to the delegates from over 17 MNAs that having a member such as New Zealand involved would be a catalyst for the programme as a whole. As the first ISAF member from Oceania to receive this recognition it is hugely exciting to look forward to working more closely with Yachting New Zealand in our programmes throughout the region, hopefully adding a YNZ Coach to our growing International team of ISAF Nominated Experts. I thank David Abercrombie, Rodger Kerr-Newell and Andrew for all their hard work in making this visit possible."
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