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Sailing Specific Injury Prevention Seminar

Inviation to all Member National Authorities, Coaches, Sports Medicine/Science Professionals.

The Second ISAF Sports Medicine/Science Seminar is to be held during the lead up to the 2002 SPA Regatta.

All Member National Authorities, Coaches and Sports Science/Medicine professionals are invited to attend.


Presentation and discussion of sailing and Olympic class specific injuries and their prevention.


19th May Evening seminar upstairs at the Regatta Centre Medemblik
20th May On water practical sessions on the IJsselmeer

Absolutely free.

Your return of interest to Victoria Charlesworth, ISAF Medical Commission Secretary is the only requirement. (email:

Please state the role of interested parties - e.g. coach, management, Sports Medicine/ Science professional.
This expression of interest is important for site and equipment negotiations.


Sue Crafer M.C.S.P., S.R.P., M.A.P.A. has been working with sailing specific injuries for the last 9 years. She supported the Australian Olympic Sailing Team from 1994-98 as Head Team Physio including attending the 1996 Atlanta Games. Followed by Sports Medicine Coordinator/Head Team Physio for Team GBR in their 2 year preparation period and the Sydney 2000 Games.

She now has an internationally based role with the ISAF Medical Commission as Physio Representative. She presents inter- & multi-national sailing injury lectures and workshops on behalf of ISAF and independently. Her website for more information is or through the ISAF website Making Waves.

During her career Sue has competed as a sailor in events including the 1993/94 Whitbread Round the World Race, x6 Sydney Hobarts, x2 Fastnets, '97 Transpac (LA - Honolulu), 2000 Vic-Maui (Vancouver-Maui), Round Europe 80 foot maxi circuits, etc. etc.

Her professional sailing experience as an offshore and inshore sailor has allowed her to combine the screening of sailors for predisposing factors, liase with Coaches, Sports Science and Medicine professionals and set up comprehensive international networks educating the professionals within those networks on sailing specific issues.

By using ''FABS'' Sue relates body maintenance to boat maintenance and this expanded formula has been shown to improve sailors' understanding and

We hope that MNAs and sailors benefit by the demonstration of methods of decreasing injuries becoming a limiting factor in sailing performance.

Dr. Luca Ferraris/News Editor
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