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ISAF Accepting Nominations For Committee Members
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ISAF General Assembly 2008

ISAF is currently accepting nominations for members of the Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions of the International Sailing Federation for 2009-2012.
The International Sailing Federation holds its quadrennial General Assembly on Saturday 15 November 2008 in Madrid, Spain (at the end of the ISAF Annual Conference). On this occasion the ISAF Officers (President and Vice-Presidents), members of the ISAF Council and all other ISAF Committee, Sub-Committee and Commission members automatically retire and are eligible for re-nomination or new candidates can be nominated.

The ISAF Committees, together with their Sub-Committees and Commissions, are a vital part of the ISAF structure, providing input on their areas of expertise onto the ISAF Council, which is the final decision making body of ISAF. The Committees represent the many diverse aspects of the sailing world, from Race Officials and the Racing Rules of Sailing through to Events and Equipment, and Youth and Development.

Nominations for ISAF Committee, Sub-Committee and Commission members must be submitted to the ISAF Secretariat through an ISAF Member National Authority (MNA). MNAs have already been sent individual correspondence regarding the nomination procedure for Committee, Sub-Committee and Commission members. The deadline for receipt of nomination forms is 12:00 UTC on 1 August 2008. Please contact your relevant MNA for details on how they select candidates or if you wish to make a recommendation for a Committee member - details of ISAF MNAs and how to get in contact with them can be found at

Full details on the nomination and appointment process of ISAF Committee members is covered in ISAF Regulation 6 - A summary of the nomination procedure has been sent to each MNA and can also be found, along with the Nomination Form, at

Nominations can be made for the following ISAF Committees, Sub-Committees and Commissions for 2009-2012:


Constitution Committee
Equipment Committee
Events Committee
ISAF Classes Committee
Match Racing Committee
Offshore Committee
Race Officials Committee
Racing Rules Committee
Regional Games Committee
Windsurfing Committee
Youth and Development Committee


Class Rules Sub-Committee
Empirical Handicap Sub-Committee
Equipment Control Sub-Committee
International Judges Sub-Committee
International Measurers Sub-Committee
International Umpires Sub-Committee
Match Race Rankings Sub-Committee
Oceanic Sub-Committee
Olympic Classes Sub-Committee
Race Management Sub-Committee
Sail Ranking Sub-Committee
Special Regulations Sub-Committee
Team Racing Sub-Committee
Youth World Championship Sub-Committee


Classification Commission
Coaches' Commission
International Regulations Commission
Medical Commission
Multihull Commission
Training Commission
Review Board

The ISAF Council is subject to a different process of appointment and the ISAF Executive Committee is subject to a process of nomination and election. Full details will be published by ISAF separately.

The following are not subject to the same process of Committee Nomination as set out in ISAF Regulation 6:

Athletes' Commission (elected by athletes to represent the Olympic events - the next election will take place in 2009)
Audit Committee (appointed by the ISAF Council)
Women's Forum (consists of all women members of ISAF Committees, Sub-committees and Commissions)

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