With registrations to ISAF Sailor increasing day by day, the online and complimentary ISAF Sailor service is set to achieve its goal as the central resource for information on sailors and to sailors.
Launched in March 2002, ISAF Sailor
provides a range of benefits, including online Competitor Classification to register to determine your amateur/professional status for those events which limit the number of professionals, Sailor Biography, Image Library, Discussion Forums, Email Services and much more. More information
The ISAF Sailor online Biography provides the complimentary software for sailors to update and maintain biographical information on the ISAF website, including images and sponsors' logos, together with hotlinks to sponsors' websites, ranked and non-ranked event results. Updated and maintained by sailors, the biographies provide an excellent resource of information, whether you be a fellow competitor or journalist writing an event report. Sailors who appear on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will have their ranked regatta results linked to their ISAF Sailor biography, which will draw in all past results alongside their current world ranking.
Event Results can be set up to link directly back to ISAF Sailor Biographies, with further information available from www.sailing.org/webmaster
In the interests of the promotion of ISAF Sailor, and to ensure comprehensive information on sailors for events, it is now a requirement of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code that sailors participating in the Olympic Regatta, ISAF Events, ISAF Graded Match Racing Events and Regional Games register to ISAF Sailor.
Over the coming weeks, the ISAF Website will bring you a snapshot of the sailors registered to ISAF Sailor, starting with:
Michael Casparij (DEN) - DENMC1 - Match racer and Beneteau 25 sailor
Kristen Kosmala (AUS) - AUSKK1 - who is in the middle of her Olympic campaign with Nicky Bethwaite and Jenni Bonnitcha, where they are ranked 22 in the world.
Guillaume Florent (FRA) - FRAGF2 - one of France's top hopes in the Finn Class.
Ian Moore (GBR) - GERIM1 - top navigator from the illbruck Volvo Ocean Race campaign amongst others.
Teiva Veronique (TAH) - TAHTV1 - whilst still in the middle of his education, Teiva has already successfully competed in a variety of different classes, including Optimist, Hobie 16 and Laser -
Verena Wagner (AUT) - AUTVW1 - currently campaigning a Europe, Verena is ranked 61 in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, the highest ranked Austrian Europe sailor.
Luis Barragan (PER) - PERLB1 - Luis first entered the sport sailing a Sunfish, but can now more often be found as tactician or trimmer on board a variety of larger yachts.
Giovanni Bonzio (ITA) - ITAGB2 - who can be found racing around in a Contender, having placed 3rd overall at the Contender Europeans last year.
For full information go to www.sailing.org/isafsailor