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11 September 2005, 12:01 pm
Barbados To Host Sailing Summit
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Caribbean Sailing Association News

A Youth Sailing Summit organized by the Caribbean Sailing Association will be held on the 17-18 September at the Barbados Yacht Club.
The Summit will inform all parties of current programmes in the Caribbean and hear opinions on what is successful and what is not and what the key elements are that create success, alternatives in respect of programmmes, certification, marketing, equipment usage, equipment maintenance, and equipment financing. The summit intends to motivate and inspire youth sailing administrators and trainres in the Caribbean.

Summit Objectives
The goal of the conference will be to review the challenges and potentials, the logic and the value of teaching basic sailing skills to youth and to motivate those to increased and more regionally coordinated efforts.

Summit Content
The content of the summit will include the following:
1. To inform parties of what is happening in the Caribbean and to hear opinions on what is successful and what is not and what the key elements are that create success.
2. To review together some of the alternatives in respect of syllabi, certification, marketing, equipment usage , equipment maintenance , equipment financing to gain insights into the potentials and risks.
3. To motivate and inspire youth sailing administrators and teachers in the Caribbean.

The programme will include presentations by the different territories on the training programme they are currently running. He CSA is inviting each island to designate a volunteer to make a presentation, using a standard format:
1. The syllabus they are using.
2. The certification levels they are using.
3. Their financial structure.
4. Equipment selection preference and experience.

The Caribbean Sailing Association is an association of territories and sailing clubs of the Caribbean who associate in order to practically promote sailing activities in the Eastern Caribbean.

Caribbean Sailing Association (As Amended By ISAF)
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