Sailors seeking support to attend the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships must submit their applications for the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme by 25 January.
The 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 38th edition of the Youth Worlds, will take place in Aarhus, Denmark from 10-19 July 2008. ISAF will be offering financial subsidies, via the ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP), towards the entry fee and travel to the Championship to encourage participation and assist athletes from those countries who may not otherwise be able to participate.
In principle the APP is aimed at those nations in ISAF Subscription Categories 1,2 and 3 (click here for more about subscription categories
As in past years, the World Youth Sailing Trust will be funding the appointment of Jim SALTONSTALL as the Championship coach and the Organizing Committee will also fund two additional coaches.
Applications for the 2008 APP must be return to the ISAF Secretariat by 17:00 hours UTC on Friday 25 January 2008.
For more details on the APP, the support offered for the 2008 Youth Worlds, and the APP application form, go to www.sailing.org/app
What Is The APP?
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) allows athletes, via their Member National Authorities (MNAs), to apply for support for entry and travel fees to attend certain ISAF events, and coaching whilst at the event.
The APP was launched in 2002 and since then has helped over 100 sailors attend ISAF events. The APP first assisted sailors to attend the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in 2003 and has been used at every championship since. Through the APP, nine new nations have made their debut at the Youth Worlds.
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship microsite - www.sailing.org/youthworlds